Best Read [Karen Clarke] ☆ The Beachside Flower Stall || [Self Help Book] PDF ✓

By Karen Clarke | Comments: ( 460 ) | Date: ( Feb 24, 2020 )

Roses for romance, daisies for hope, daffodils for unrequited love Drop by The Beachside Flower Stall for friendship, family and a beautiful bouquet Carrie Dashwood fled Dorset when her best friend Megan stole her first love, Tom Hudson Now ten years later, Carrie is back to help run her aunt Ruby s flower stall in the beautiful seaside town of Shipley Ruby s BloomsRoses for romance, daisies for hope, daffodils for unrequited love Drop by The Beachside Flower Stall for friendship, family and a beautiful bouquet Carrie Dashwood fled Dorset when her best friend Megan stole her first love, Tom Hudson Now ten years later, Carrie is back to help run her aunt Ruby s flower stall in the beautiful seaside town of Shipley Ruby s Blooms is a gorgeous little haven bursting with character, but Carrie is in for a real shock The stall is also arranging the flowers for Megan and Tom s wedding Determined to keep her emotions in check, Carrie finds herself going to great lengths to avoid the happy couple Soon she s crawling under the stall to hide and accidentally inventing an imaginary boyfriend But how long can she keep it up before she comes face to face with the boy who broke her heart Can Carrie keep her cool, save the stall, and find her very own happy ever after A heartening uplifting read about lost love and true friendship Perfect for fans of Cressida McLaughlin, Cathy Bramley, and Debbie Johnson.


  • Title: The Beachside Flower Stall
  • Author: Karen Clarke
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Karen Clarke

I live in Buckinghamshire with my husband and three grown up children where I write romantic comedy novels also known as chick lit and short stories for women s magazines in the UK and abroad Over the years I ve been a secretary bookkeeper, a wedding photographer, a pub manager, I ve worked in a supermarket, a newsagent s, and as a librarian all good for story ideas I now write full time, and when I m not writing I read a lot, enjoy walking which is good for plot wrangling and ideas watching series on Netflix The Walking Dead, Bloodline and The Night Of are current favourites baking and eating cakes And then walking to work off the cakes.



Comments The Beachside Flower Stall

  • Dash fan

    5☆   New Beginnings The Beachside Flower Stall is the 2nd book in the series, however I didnt have the pleasure of reading the 1st book. This didn't hinder my enjoyment of the story in any way.Carrie loves Tom. They have been on several dates but are yet to make things completely official. When Carrie is invited to Tom's 21st party she decides that this will be the night she finally tells him how she feels.Carrie decides to invite Megan alongG MISTAKE!!!!  Megan is beautiful, flirtatious, c [...]


  • Melindam

    I received the arc from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.True to chick-lit formula in general, this book does not really hold any surprises after you have read the cover blurb, but if you'd like to indulge in an easy, relaxing beach read for the spring/summer days to come, this is definitely one to consider.Also as with most books of the genre, for me, the real clincher is whether I end up liking the protagonist or not. In this case I had some serious doubts right at [...]


  • Jules

    Having thoroughly enjoyed The Beachside Sweet Shop after being tempted by the front cover, I was really looking forward to The Beachside Flower Stall. I’m pleased to say I loved this book, so despite claiming comedy romances aren’t my thing, this author seems to create the perfect balance, as I loved this book and didn’t want to put it down.This is one of those feel good stories where you’re pretty sure you know how it’s going to end, but you still thoroughly enjoy the journey and all [...]


  • Amy

    All of my reviews can be found on novelgossipThis is the second in a series, I read The Beachside Sweet Shop last month and absolutely loved it and I enjoyed this one just as much. Though this is a series as it’s set in the same charming, quaint, beach town, it reads fine on it’s own as the characters are new in this installment. There are appearances from the characters in the first book which is always fun. Carrie is another wholly relatable character with plenty of awkward moments and sit [...]


  • Karen Whittard

    Thank you to Netgalley, Bookoutre and Karen Clarke for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance reader copy of this book. You can find my review on both and . On /karenwhittard and on under k.e.whittard from publication date. I love Karen's writing style it's always so warm and inviting like a big mug of hot chocolate. It envelopes you in a big warm hug and leave you smiling from ear to ear excited to see what will come next. Well The beachside [...]


  • Renita D'Silva

    What a lovely, evocative story! I loved The Beachside Sweet Shop and couldn't wait to get my hands on this. Wow! A beautiful story of lost love and coming of age and new beginnings. Written with heart. Loved it! Cannot wait for more by this author.


  • Sarah

    The Beachside Flower Stall is the second novel in the Beachside Bay series. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the first as this is a stand alone with new characters, just set in the same place.You have to feel for poor Carrie. She has come back to her home town to help her aunt which means facing people that she was running away from. She has also lost her job as an accountant so really has no clue how to run a flower stall. She has to learn quickly though as she is pretty much left to run it [...]


  • Rachel Gilbey

    What a joyous return to Shipley, the the Beachside Bay series, with a predominately who le new set of characters so although its the second book in a series, its also a standalone. It was a complete pleasure to read this book, and was a great way to spend an afternoon. Carrie hasn't seen Megan or Tom, since Tom's 21st birthday party, where Carrie was hoping to move her friendship with Tom onto a more romantic level, and instead Megan, her best friend, hits on him and they start a relationship. T [...]


  • Jessica

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters are so easy to get to know and love. Its lovely to visit Shipley again and read mentions of previous characters from the first book. Karen Clarke has a relaxed and easy to read approach to her books with fantastic storylines. Ones you just cant put down. What a real treat to read.


  • Susan Hampson

    Having read The Beachside Sweet Shop and loved it, I just had to read this book too. Oh my, oh my,  I am writing this review with the biggest grin just thinking about the situations poor forlorn Carrie gets herself into. Yes I know I shouldn't laugh about someone in such a state that they hide under a table, with a child and the love of her life's three legged dog,  Hovis, but laugh I did. I am getting in front of myself though as to why she is hiding telling porkies to a little girl she has [...]


  • Emma Crowley

    Karen Clarke hasn't kept us waiting too long for the second in her Beachside Bay series with book number two The Beachside Flower Stall following hot on the heels of The Beachside Sweet Shop. This was a nice return to Shipley to meet a whole new cast of characters although one or two make a reappearance from the first book. The story is a really light, easy read that you will fly through in a matter of hours. It's ideal for those who want to spend a lazy summer day lounging and reading in the ga [...]


  • Ana

    Originally posted on This Chick ReadsFirst off, isn't the cover stunning? I don't know about you, but I'm a big sucker for a gorgeous cover and this one caught my attention immediately. As I haven't read the first book in the series (The Beachside Sweet Shop) I really had no expectations. Maybe I expected more laughs judging by the blurb, but nevertheless I ended up liking it (most of it).As I said, I haven't read the first one in the series (but had a quick glance at the reviews and blurb) and [...]


  • Sammm

    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  • MetLineReader

    I really enjoyed this book - a gentle tale of Carrie's return to Dorset after a ten year absence. Picking up the pieces whilst her aunt Ruby has fallen apart, Carrie inevitably hears about her former best friend Megan, who stole her love, Tom. A warm and friendly tale which encourages you to curl up in your favourite armchair and read through in one sitting. Although this is the second book in the Beachside set, it can easily be standalone. I'd say it's a more complex tale than the Beachside Swe [...]


  • Frenchorchidea

    This is the second part of the series "Beachside bay" - first part was about a sweetshop on a the seaside village of Shippley and this time around we are still in the same village but with different characters. This time we deal with an aunt that is experiencing depression once a year around the same period, her niece comes to help her manage her flower stall while she stays at home to depressed to be able to work. I really liked reading this second part of the series, it was fun, entertaining, [...]


  • Alison

    I confess I haven’t read the first in this series even though it is sitting on my kindle but the opportunity came up to join the blog tour so this one got read instead. I certainly didn’t feel as though I was missing anything although I suspect there are some repeat characters, this is a compact story on it’s own.You know if a beach is involved it should be good and this one has pretty flowers included! Carrie returns to the seaside town of Shipley when a health crisis strikes her Aunt Rub [...]


  • Stacey

    This is another absolutely brilliant book by Karen Clarke and a really enjoyable return to Shipley and some beloved characters from the first book. However, even if you haven't read the previous book - you could easily pick up this one and understand whats going on as the story revolves around brand new characters, with past characters just popping in from time to time.The second book is about Carrie who fled from Shipley after seeing 'best friend' Megan kiss the boy she secretly loved, Tom at h [...]


  • Gaele

    In the first book (The Beachside Sweet Shop) we had met Marnie, a young woman who desired nothing more than to be elsewhere. In this story, we meet Carrie, who left town years ago after her best friend betrayed her with the man she loved. Now, with her aunt Ruby unwell, Carrie is back to run the shop and help with her aunt’s care, and avoid the traitorous ex-best friend and ex-boyfriend as long as possible. But long is never quite what you expect, when she realizes that her aunt has the commis [...]


  • Leigh Collazo

    The Beachside Flower Stall is just what its front cover describes: A feel-good romance to make you laugh out loud. Well, I didn't really laugh out loud, but it did have some cute, humorous moments. I loved Carrie's character; she's the type of person I would like to be friends with in real life. She's down-to-earth, a bit clumsy, and doesn't put on any airs. She's kind and cares about others around her, even the nosy neighbor and the sociopathic former "friend." I would recommend this book to re [...]


  • Sam (Clues and Reviews)

    Ten years ago, Carrie Dashwood left her hometown (and never looked back!) after her best friend, Megan, and her first love, Tom, hooked up. When her aunt calls her, needing her help to run her flower stall (Ruby’s Blooms), in the beautiful seaside town of Shipley, Carrie finds herself with quite the surprise as she is recruited to arrange flowers for a wedding, which happen to be the nuptials of Megan and Tom! Can Carrie keep her cool and find her own happily ever after? Heartfelt and hilariou [...]


  • Sharon

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for this review copy.Second book in the Beachside Bay series. You don’t need to read the books in order, the series is mainly because of the stories being set in Beachside Bay. They can be read as a standalone book.I loved the first book, so was hoping this one would live up to expectations! It did! We meet Carrie Dashwood. Carrie left the area when her best friend, Megan stole her first love, Tom. She has returned to help out her Aunt Ruby who is unwe [...]


  • Emma Star Crossed Reviews

    This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free From Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I really enjoyed the first book in this series so when this book was put on Netgalley I had to get it. While this is the second book in the series you can read it as a standalone.Carrie was in love with Tom but after Megan musc [...]


  • Narelle Richards

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and Bookoutre in return for an honest review.I really enjoyed my last visit to this little beachside town - the sweet shop was great but the flower stall is excellent. Carrie is such an awkward clunky character that you want to wrap her up and make everything okay. I just wanted to take her by the hand, tell her it would all work out and teach her how to arrange flowers so she didn't scare them into wilting. Carrie Dashwood has returned to Dorset for [...]


  • Katherine Hayward

    The whole package of the title as well as the cover had me requesting this straight away. A cute summer chick lit read, The Beachside Flower Stall is a relaxing and easy read. Carrie Dashwood is in the sleepy town of Shipton in Dorset to look after her aunt Ruby's flower stall. The book is quite funny in parts. "Glittery conscious" was a great alternative to "guilty conscience,"and the writing style gives an easy, informal attitude to the book. The book resonated with me, as I think it will with [...]


  • Becky Burciaga

    This heartwarming, emotional story the runs the gamut of joy, humor, and sadness. Carrie and Ruby are easy to become emotionally invested in their journeyere is a lightheartedness to the pair, making it easy to be drawn into their little world. This a nice series that can be read as a stand alonee author does a great job of keeping the reader from getting lost in having missed out in reading the first book. This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am voluntaril [...]


  • Janette

    I loved the first book in this series The Beachside Sweet Shop and so was looking forward to starting The Beachside Flower Stall, I wasn't disappointed. I enjoyed returning to Shipley and meeting characters from the previous story and meeting new ones too. This book could easily be read as a stand alone but I also recommend the first book too.A lovely feel-good read which made me laugh in places. An easy to read story which is charming and has a feel good factor. I loved it!


  • Elizabeth Grieve

    Very enjoyable and well written, this is a lovely easy read with a likeable and slightly hapless main character in Carrie. It also made me laugh in parts, a pleasant surprise (particularly as this book did not inform me in the blurb that that it was 'laugh out loud' or suchlike, which I find a bit annoying!). Charming and entertaining, it would definitely inspire me to read more from this author.Review of an advance digital copy from the publisher.


  • Linda Garza

    A moving storyThank you again Karen for a sequel of the charming characters in Shipley. This story touched so many areas of family, relationships, and how doing the right thing is always best. Although I have to say, there were several times I wanted Carrie to smack Megan right upside the head!! But in the end, her way was best. Now I will be on to the next one.


  • Kristi Fleming

    Oh, Ms. Clarke, I really liked this novel. You have a way with characters that I love. Although the story was a bit predictable, I found my self nervous that maybe it wouldn't turn out as I'd hoped. This is a refreshing beach read and I've heard that book #3 is in the works. I'm looking forward to reading it as well.


  • Clara

    After reading the beachside sweetshop I couldn't wait to get stuck into this one as well. This is book 2 in the series and was just as enjoyable as the first one. This is the perfect beach read. It's just a lovely and heartwarming story for any 'chick lit' fan.


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