Paperback: 304pp

Published: Lightning Books (September 2019)

ISBN: 9781785631559

Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay

Nicola May


‘A brilliantly written, feel-good, fantabulous read’ – Kim Nash

The sequel to the number one bestseller

The cast of the runaway bestseller The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.

Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences. Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.

With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series takes us on a further unpredictable journey.





‘Don't dare forget the name of Nicola May’

Anne Diamond

‘I’d be delighted to have Cockleberry Bay on my bookshelf’

Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller, on Radio 4’s You & Yours


‘All the charming and not-so-charming characters are back. Another great read by Nicola May – five stars’

Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews

‘I’m struggling to find enough superlatives to describe how I feel about this book. A brilliantly written, feel-good, fantabulous read, it really does warm the cockleberries of your heart and will leave you with a smile on your face and a fuzzy feeling in your tummy. The perfect holiday read’

Kim the Bookworm

‘Filled with lots of love, laughter and emotion, this is a great addition to this series. Hopefully we shall have many more visits to Cockleberry Bay’

Stardust Book Reviews

‘Warning: this sequel is so GOOD you might find daily life a struggle while reading it. If you were crazy about The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, then expect your book craziness to soar to new heights with the sequel. For me it was more powerful in terms of romantic drama than the first. It really is a cracking read for all romcom fans’


‘A story of emotion, drama, romance and life in general. Such a great read’

Me and My Books

‘A soap opera in story form – a whirlwind of a read’

Just 4 My Books

‘I adored Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay. Nicola May makes the reader feel as if they are chatting with friends rather than reading a book. She is right up three on my list of ‘must read’ authors’

Ginger Book Geek

‘A story of love in a supportive community, of growing to know yourself and to trust others...Some of it is heart-wrenching but overall it is a heartwarming story with brilliant characters who are brought to life by this fantastic author’

Splashes into Books

‘Coming back to Cockleberry Bay was like coming back to a place I know and love. Great characters, perfectly descriptive location and a plot that has humour, romance, friendship and unexpected escapades. I predict that, like Book 1, this too will become a bestseller’

Chocolate Pages

‘I’ve missed the gossip and mayhem of the bay, but Book 2 is like catching up with old friends. And it certainly doesn’t disappoint’

Orchard Book Club

‘Nicola May has a keen sense of humour and I revel in her wicked, clever wit and wry levity’

Books & Bindings

‘This is not just a chick-lit romantic comedy. It deals with heartache, romance, alcoholism, forgiveness of self and others, jealousy, friendship, and self-esteem. Add drama, humour, lots of fur-babies, and special relationships and you have a wonderfully entertaining story’

Carla Loves To Read

‘Five stars from me for this one: very enjoyable story, some fantastic characters and a great plot – the perfect book to read on holiday or relaxing in your garden. Very highly recommended’

Donna’s Book Blog

‘The story draws you into its picture-perfect setting and lovely, quirky real characters’

Jane Hunt

‘A good beach read if you want a light-hearted story with a serious reality check’

Helena Halme

‘A brilliant read from start to finish’

Coffee and Kindle Book Reviews

‘A really enjoyable and entertaining read’

Books and Me

‘A thoroughly enjoyable read and I hope we get to go back to Cockleberry Bay again very soon’

Waggy Tales Blog

‘A fun, tense, absolutely enjoyable ride’

27 Book Street

‘The drama comes hard and fast (as always it reminds me of a soap in literary form) and with it we get an emotional journey but with tinges of humour too and a fantastic setting’

BR Maycock

‘An endearing and compelling romcom that’s warm and light-hearted yet deals with some serious subjects. Once you pick it up, you won’t want to put it down’

Dash Fan

‘Nicola May has written a brilliant follow-up to her first successful Cockleberry Bay book and I can’t wait to read more as I feel a particular love for the flawed but well-meaning Rosa’

Broadbean’s Books

‘Nicola May expertly weaves together threads of drama, emotion, and romance in this delightful story’

Audio Killed the Bookmark

‘Delightful, heartwarming...the perfect book to read as you relax on your summer holiday’

Cal Turner Reviews

‘High drama, emotion, laughs, secrets, romance, dogs and a whole lot more besides... I loved every moment. I really hope this isn’t the last we will see of the Cockleberry Bay series’

Rachel’s Random Reads

‘Nicola May has written another fabulously, funny, flirty romance. This series is a perfect pick-you-up read that will have you chuckling, smiling, crying and swooning over the pages’


‘This is so much more than a lighthearted rom-com. It’s a book of hope, of seeing your own weaknesses and sometimes having to put yourself first despite wanting to help others. A truly inspiring read’

Nicki’s Book Blog

‘I loved Meet me in Cockleberry Bay, I was hooked from the start. I’m excited to find out what else this wonderful place had to offer’

Baby Dolls and Razorblades

‘There are some fabulous characters in this book [who] ended up seeming like old friends by the end. I hope this isn’t the last we’ll hear from Cockleberry Bay’

Over the Rainbow

‘This book has an abundance of heart and soul that swept me up in its midst and took me on a journey that warmed my heart. Nicola May has an exceptionally warm way with words’

Stacy is Reading



Nicola May

Nicola May is a rom-com superstar. She is the author of sixteen romantic comedies, all of which have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay became the best-selling Kindle book in the UK, across all genres, in January 2019, and was Amazon’s third-bestselling novel in that year. It spawned three sequels, followed by the hit Ferry Lane Market trilogy.

She lives near Ascot racecourse with her black-and-white rescue cat, Stan.