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Friday, 30 June 2017

Meet Me at the Lighthouse @MaryJayneBaker

About Meet Me at the Lighthouse

Bobbie Hannigan’s life in a cottage by the sea with her dog and her twin sister is perfectly fine … until she decides the logical thing is to buy a lighthouse and open a music venue with Ross Mason, the first boy she ever kissed.

Bobbie tries to be professional with Ross, but the happily-ever-after they’re working toward is too good to resist. That is until someone from his past crawls back to cause trouble. Can Bobbie look past the secrets Ross has been keeping from her? Or will the boy, the lighthouse, and the dream all slip away?

Escape to the Yorkshire coast this summer with this laugh out loud romantic comedy from Mary Jayne Baker!

My review of Meet Me at the Lighthouse

Meet Me at the Lighthouse was an absolute joy to read. It is one of those heartwarming, cosy and utterly romantic books that  make you feel good about the world. I read this book in a day, as I just couldn't put it down.

From the moment that I read the opening lines, I just knew that I would fall in love with this book. It really is something special. I loved the idea of meeting the boy that you first kissed at school, now a man, and then finding out what the future would bring. Now in their late twenties, both Bobbie and Ross have previous relationships behind them, and it is only their pasts that can really influence their future happiness.

Bobbie and Ross make a refreshing romantic couple. She is feisty, strong willed and is no pushover. He is sensitive, caring (and of coarse ruggedly handsome), but together they both have their strengths that they use to support each other. Bobbie is no shrinking violet, and I loved her for this. From the moment I met Ross on the page I fell for him, just as Bobbie did, who wouldn't? What I really loved about this book was the sense of the Yorkshire community. That community spirit that rallies around in times of need. The community certainly has its share of memorable characters.  Most of them made laugh out loud!

This book is a beautiful romantic story with lots of heart, and everything that you would expect from a romantic read. It also has a lot of laughs throughout, mainly from the dialogue between Bobbie and Ross, who are naturally funny together.

Meet Me at the Lighthouse is one of those feel good books that make you smile, and help you forget about the worries in the world, while you sit and read it. If you want a book to take on holiday, or simply to enjoy while sitting in your garden, then I can wholeheartedly recommend this book. It really is a delicious treat of a read.

With thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an Advanced Reader Copy

Meet Me at the Lighthouse is published June 30 by HarperImpulse. It is available to buy from Amazon here

About the author

Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire, right in the heart of Brontë country… and she's still there. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature in 2003, she dallied with living in cities including London, but eventually came back to her beloved Dales with her own romantic hero in tow.

She lives with him in a little house with four little cats and a little rabbit, writing stories about girls with flaws and the men who love them. You can usually find her there with either a pen, some knitting needles or a glass of wine in hand. She goes to work every day as a graphic designer for a magazine publisher, but secretly dreams of being a lighthouse keeper.

More information can be found about MJ on her website at You can also follow her on Twitter, @MaryJayneBaker, or like her Facebook page by going to

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