Cobblestone Cove by Zara Thorne

This is a collection of thirteen short stories, most of which were previously published in The People’s Friend magazine under the author’s real name, Deirdre Palmer.

The characters you will meet are of all ages and backgrounds, each with their own way of seeing the world and dealing with its dilemmas.

Take a trip back in time to the 1930s when fourteen-year-old Stella agonises over her first love, and to the 1960s when single mum Lizzie comes face-to-face with her past on a Bank Holiday trip to Brighton.
Back in the present day, young Molly finds the strength to face her problems in, of all places, a garden centre. It takes a trip to the Troodos mountains in Cyprus to restore Carl’s faith in life; Paloma finds the path to her future in a seaside village in Devon, while the residents of exclusive Ivory Park are dismayed to find that high walls and security gates are no protection against crime.

Coffee-break, commute, beach or fireside – your quick read is here. Dip in and enjoy.

Cobblestone Cove is available here.