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24-year-old Cally is a receptionist at the South Cliff, a beautiful hotel overlooking the South Bay. She once dreamed of becoming a midwife, but with funds in short supply and her father ill, Cally has abandoned her studies and is rapidly losing her sparkle. Then she meets Liliana, a chambermaid, and the two women strike up an easy friendship. Liliana’s stories of the hotel guests provide the light relief Cally desperately needs and soon they’re meeting every evening on the balcony of room 14 to feast on eclairs and discuss the latest comings and goings. When Cally catches the eye of charismatic chef Anton, they have even more to talk about on those summer evenings – but then Liliana learns something that could shatter Cally’s new-found joy . . .

Summer Evenings at the Seafront Hotel is a delightful story from Vanessa Greene, whose sincere and warm-hearted storytelling has won the hearts of many readers. A tale of friendship and summer romance, this short story will leave you with a smile on your face and a desire to phone your best friend immediately!

Contains an exclusive extract from Vanessa’s new full-length novel The Seafront Tea Rooms.


This heart-warming story of finding new friends is a lovely debut
Carole Matthews (on The Vintage Teacup Club)
A delicious brew of love and friendship
Trisha Ashley
A heart-warming, quintessentially British tale
A stylish, upmarket bit of chick lit
The Bookseller
Completely charming . . . sincere, warm storytelling about friendship and family