Although thirty-three-year-old Kara Moon loves her hometown of Hartmouth in Cornwall, she has always wondered if she should have followed her dream of going off to study floristry. But she couldn’t bring herself to abandon her emotionally delicate single father, and has worked on Ferry Lane Market’s flower stall ever since leaving school.

When her good-for-nothing boyfriend cheats on her and steals her life savings, she finally dumps him and rents out her spare room as an Airbnb. Gossip flies around the town as Kara welcomes a series of foreign guests to her flat overlooking the estuary.

Then an anonymous postcard arrives, along with a plane ticket to New York. And there begins the first of three trips of a lifetime, during which she will learn important lessons about herself, her life and what she wants from it – and perhaps find love along the way.


I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the one and only Nicola May’s new book Welcome to Ferry Lane Market last month and it’s a smasher!

My goodness me, what a read! A page-turning story full of love, family, and humour and thoroughly enjoyable.

I really liked Kara’s character. She’s emotionally real and because of that, she’s easy to connect with. But actually, I loved all the characters in this book! Every member of Ferry Lane Market is rounded and believable, giving such a brilliant cast that I’m already looking forward to the next one in the series.

Nicola May is an absolute legend and this new series is definitely not to be missed.


Published on 22 July, you can pre-order your copy here: or even better, why not contact your local indie bookstore!


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