The Briny Café

The Briny Café

eBook - 2011
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Brimming with warmth and wit, Susan Duncan's first novel is a delicious tale of friendship and love, and the search for a place to call home... Ettie Brookbank is the heart and soul of Cook's Basin, a sleepy cluster of dazzling blue bays where the only way home is by boat. However, as idyllic as her surroundings are, she is all too aware of the years slipping by without note. While her good friend Sam, an offshorer born and bred, steadfastly guards the tranquillity of Cook's Basin life, Ettie yearns for excitement, a challenge, the chance to live dangerously while her blood still runs hot. But she gave up believing in dreams long ago. Then fate offers her a lifeline - the chance to breathe new life into a beloved local landmark. Ettie's salvation, it seems, is a lopsided little cafe on the water's edge ...
Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Bantam, 2011.
ISBN: 9781742754383
1742754384
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Alternative Title: Briny Cafe : a novel.

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nadialm
Oct 27, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Even though part of the story line was predictable, I didn't want the story to end because I really enjoyed the journey it took me on. Recommended for fun, light reading.

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scorpio21
Jun 15, 2012

A very enjoyable read.

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Sarah1984
May 13, 2012

This book is so atmospheric. I could just about smell the food Ettie was cooking at the Briny Cafe. I have never lived anywhere near the water, and I know logically that I would hate the inconvenience of being unable to simply walk down the street, but this book almost changed my mind. I could absolutely see myself living in this wonderful, quirky community where everyone knows everyone else and they look after each other because that's just what good neighbours do. The only thing I didn't like about the book was Kate, I didn't understand why she acted so stupidly and erratically and treated Sam so strangely. I didn't think Kate's behaviour was satisfactorily explained by her mother's behaviour towards her. But other than that it was a great book.

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valralph
Mar 18, 2012

So disappointed with this book as I have enjoyed Susan's others so much. I didn't finish reading it.

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