Saturday, January 31

Book Review: Tales from Cook's Cove - Three for a Wedding

Title: Tales from Cook's Cove - Three for a Wedding

Author: Marcy C. Sheppard

Pages: 270

Summary: Violet Blue watches with bewilderment as her cousin, Grace-Mae, steps out of a taxi sporting a fluffy white coat and five-inch heels. With her platinum hair, body hugging outfits and curves in all the right places, Grace-Mae is a far cry from the local girls in Cook’s Cove, and it seems that all the young men in town have noticed the same thing! But there is something mysterious about Grace-Mae’s arrival. She wasn’t expected to turn up so suddenly and without her mother, Rebecca, and a strange reporter has been roaming around town and asking questions about her.

Violets sister, Jenny is getting married this summer, and many of the Derby family are going to attend, but there are some unexpected guests, including to brothers from Boston who followed Grace-Mae to Newfoundland. While one of them has his heart set on the blond bombshell, the other, Mathias, takes a liking to Violet. With a wedding and garden party to help organize, final exams to prepare for, and new love on the horizon, Violet is in a summer she’ll never forget.

My Rating: 7/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: This book is for young adults, which is why I didn’t like it that much. Mainly, because the characters are young adults themselves facing young adult issues of school, love, family issues etc. The book is for the eleven or twelve year olds. So the content is amid towards them. But, the book isn’t bad. I liked that it wasn’t full of teen angst, although the teens in the book face all the odd and teeny issues, all teens face. The story was well written and flowed fairly well, although I did find it to have some plot holes. But, this might just be that the book is third in a series, and I haven’t read the other two books, where some of the back story might be hidden. The book captures some of that, Newfoundlander sparkle, which is refreshing, the characters are awkward, but enjoyable to read, although I found Violet to be immature and in need to do some “growing up”, I also realized, that that’s what this book is for, her growing up, and the reader growing up with her, all while learning about the Derby family, and their history.

Would I recommend it to read: I would recommend this book to read, to young adults, but I wouldn’t recommend the book to read for adults. I think most adults, but not all, there’s still those who are young at heart, but I think a lot of adults, might find the book, a little below what they would normally expect, I guess is the words. But for young adults, I think, they could really enjoy this. I think the needed to be more books like this when I was this age, because, it is a good story, directed to the age group, and I would have liked more books like this for when I was that age. The characters are more relatable for young adults.

What to read next: I'm not sure. Likely, the other books, if you're like me and read the third one first, but I'm not big on the Young Adult Fiction, so I honestly, can't say what to read next. Any suggestions?

Challenges: 100+ Challenge, NaJuReMoNoMo, RYOB Challenge

No Cover for the Book yet, as the Book is a ARC! And it's signed by the author! I'll post the story about that later!


  1. This series might be something my daughter would like. She is always in need of new authors. I will keep my eyes open for these books, thanks!

  2. Congratulations on being a NaJuReMoNoMo winner