The Beach Café by Lucy Diamond {Book Review}

I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book because it’s chick-lit and I haven’t read many books from this genre, mainly because I just don’t own many books.

I’m trying to broaden my reading genres and try out as many as I can because sometimes you find books you absolutely adore in genres you never thought you’d read!

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.I received this book from the author in exchange for a review.

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Evie Flynn – the black sheep of her family. Unlike her older successful sisters, she’s known as the dreamer.

She’s tried all sorts of things to make a name for herself but nothing ever works out. She finds herself stuff, with life just passing her by.

When her aunt Jo passes away unexpectendly, Evie finds out she has left her beach cafe to her. Evie is determined to make it a success, something she has struggled with all her life, but she soon finds more than she bargained for.


The book has a good balance of romance, pain and humour mixed into the storyline to keep reading.

Evie is an identifiable character and surprisingly likeable, with her realistic descriptions, and up and downs in life. She really deserved the ending she got.

You really end up admiring Evie’s work ethic and determination, even when no one believes in her. She’s definitely a much better person than me because I wouldn’t have had the patience and calmness to behave as she did in some situations. I think some parts in the book were bordering slightly on far-fetched to be true.

The beginning of the book started really slow with lots of detail overflowing that could actually have been kept short and simple as the story only really starts up with Evie makes her big decision.


It’s chick-lit so certain elements are predictable with the tropes used in the book.

There was a good balance of positive and negative events to keep the book interesting. Evie is as frustrating as she is lovable.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.96 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.

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  1. This definitely sounds like the type of book I would read when I am trying to take a break from serious stuff. I bit of mental floss if you will. I enjoyed your review 😊

    Lauren //


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