Free-spirited Delilah is paying a visit to the charming Cornish village of Porthgolow and is helping out her cousin Charlie on her adorable vintage bus, which offers heavenly cream teas all year round.
When the director of a new TV series filming nearby pops in for a cappuccino, he tells Delilah that the bus would be the perfect addition to the production’s catering. It isn’t long before she is caught up in a lavish period drama and finds herself drawn to Sam, the charismatic lead.
Delilah has made a habit of making rash decisions in the past, but this might be one impulsive step too far. Or maybe this change of direction could be the start of something quite wonderful? Delilah thinks there’s only one way to find out…
The Cornish Cream Tea Summer is the second book by Cressida McLaughlin set in the Cornish village of Porthgolow.
This time we are introduced to Delilah, or Lilah, who decides to take a trip to visit her cousin Charlie. Everything is going wrong in Lilah’s life so a trip to Porthgolow seems like a good option. Once there though Lilah gets stuck in with Charlie’s Cornish Cream Tea Bus and village life.
Lilah is a wayward, enthusiastic and impulsive character but she also draws you in. Throughout the book we learn more about her and what drove her to taking the trip to Cornwall.
Alongside Lilah, we meet a number of new characters, mainly Sam and Keely, as well as more cast and crew from a TV series filming nearby. As well as all these new characters we see the return of the lovable Charlie and Daniel as well as villagers such as Hugh, Myrtle and Reenie.
I LOVED the first book and started this one straight after finishing the first and I can say I was definitely not disappointed. I loved Lilah’s story, the unexpected trip that the Cornish Cream Tea Bus goes on, the characters, the relationships and the setting.
These books are making me want to visit Cornwall more and more….and eat cake.