An Invitation to Seashell Bay: Part 1

By Bella Osborne

‘A lovely, sunshiney story, bursting with wit and joy’MILLY JOHNSON

‘Has the Bella Osborne hallmark combination of wit, wonderful characters and meaningful conflicts … a fantastic read’SUE MOORCROFT

PART 1 of the new summery rom com from Bella Osborne, full of laughter, love and life’s twists and turns!

One ambitious businesswoman.

One irresponsible heir.

A deal that will turn both their lives upside down…

To grow her craft business, Nancy is in desperate need of two things: help and money. So when a potential investor she’s looking to impress recommends an assistant, she jumps at the chance to secure both.

Freddy Astley-Davenport is a notorious playboy with zero work experience. He’s poised to inherit his family’s estate in sunny Seashell Bay – but only if he can hold down a job for six months first. His plan is to take the assistant role in name only, then do the least work he possibly can.

Nancy has other ideas, though, and the pair butt heads from day one. However, as they argue, sparks begin to fly, and they soon discover exactly why opposites attract…

An absolutely escapist, funny, feel-good summer romance. Fans of Cathy Bramley, Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson will adore Bella Osborne.

Readers can’t get enough of Part One of An Invitation to Seashell Bay:

Where is part two? I need it NOW! A brilliant start with loveable characters.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I adore Bella Osborne’s books and this one is certainly off to a promising start! I’m really looking forward to part two and finding out what happens next.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Great characters; loving Freddy (even though I shouldn’t), Alice is sweet, Nancy seems hardworking and desperate for success, so looking forward to seeing what happens next. I feel we are eased in gently but are soon swept up with what is happening. Eager for more!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

An absolute joy to read, a hug in a book laced with humour … desperate to see how the story progresses.’
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‘I love a Bella Osborne novel – you know you’re guaranteed a great plot and wonderful likeable characters, and An Invitation to Seashell Bay: Part 1 is no exception.’
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‘A contemporary romance novel perfect to pack in your suitcase
My Weekly ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: ebook
Release Date: 10 May 2023
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-858801-4
I\'ve been jotting down my stories as far back as I can remember. Somehow life took over, I got a sensible job in project management and the writing has remained a passion.I live in The Midlands with my lovely husband and our wonderful daughter, who thankfully, both accept me as I am (with my mad morning hair and a penchant for skipping).You can follow me on Twitter @osborne_bella.

Praise for An Invitation to Seashell Bay: -

”'A lovely, sunshiney story, bursting with wit and joy.” - Milly Johnson

”'An Invitation to Seashell Bay has the Bella Osborne hallmark combination of wit, wonderful characters and meaningful conflicts that never fails to provide a fantastic read.” - Sue Moorcroft

”'Sparkling and laugh out loud - Bella's books are like a glass of the finest bubbly.” - Phillipa Ashley

‘Bella’s done it again, another gorgeous page turner of a story. From the opening chapter I was completely hooked by this fresh, funny tale full of Bella’s trademark wit and warmth.’Jules Wake -

”'An Invitation to Seashell Bay is the summer invite you need to accept. It’s a funny, warm and gloriously uplifting romance with loveable characters and, like all Bella’s books, is the perfect blend of hilarious and heartwarming.” - Cressida McLaughlin

”'Pure joyous escapism bursting with sunshine! An absolute delight to read!” - Christie Barlow

”'A gorgeous, feel-good summer read that will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart along with a heroine that you want to be best friends with. Absolutely adored my trip to Seashell Bay.” - Kim Nash

”'A perfect ray of sunshine. Packed full of love and laughter, this fun and funny read is Bella Osborne at her best. Once you visit Seashell Bay, you’ll want to stay forever.” - Sarah Bennett

”'I absolutely adore Bella Osborne books and An Invitation to Seashell Bay is no exception. Sparkling with warmth and wit, Bella’s books are guaranteed to put a smile on my face. An Invitation to Seashell Bay is the perfect escapist summer read.” - Cathy Lake

”'I loved this book! Funny, charming, with a wonderful heroine. We should all have a little Nancy in our lives.” - Susan Mallery

”'A contemporary romance novel perfect to pack in your suitcase” - My Weekly

Praise for Bella -

”'A page-turning summer sensation!” - Nicola May