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The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge by Julie Stock

The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge


When Olivia goes to manage Finn’s failing bistro, will they end up sharing a table for two, or will it be a recipe for disaster?

Olivia Fuller longs to manage one of the restaurants in her father’s chain and to break free to live the independent life she’s wanted for so long. When her father finally puts his trust in her and sends her to a failing restaurant in Devon, she’s confident she can prove herself capable of doing the job.

Finn Anderson is about to lose his beloved seaside bistro, unless the bank can find a buyer to dig him out. When George Fuller offers Finn a deal, he has no choice but to accept if he wants any chance of getting his bistro back one day. And then the new manager arrives…

Even after meeting the prickly chef and discovering his complete lack of business skills, 

Olivia is confident she can turn the struggling business round. But as Olivia and Finn start working together, a mutual attraction develops between them, and soon, nothing is going according to Olivia’s plan. 

When there’s a real chance that the bistro might be sold off, Olivia and Finn determine to fight for it, united by their hard work and their growing feelings for each other.

But can they save the bistro and be together, or does destiny have a different path in mind?

A feel-good contemporary romance set in a bistro beside the sea in Devon.


Welcome to my spot on the blog tour of The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge.  It is a lovely, feel-good story based in Devon, England, about two people who meet each other at their lowest point and together work to build a life together with new friends and reconciled family relationships.

To her right was a plaque. Watersmeet Bridge, it announced, where the east and west rivers meet. Looking up Olivia saw that there were indeed two rivers flowing towards their meeting point under the bridge, and she was enchanted.

First of all, I would love to visit Finn’s restaurant which sounds so delightful and welcoming. The author’s descriptions of the location are so thorough and charming that you can smell Finn’s wonderful seafood dishes and feel the camaraderie between the people in Finn’s life and community.

Finn and Olivia are perfect for each other. First so skeptical and vulnerable,  then growing as strong, confident individuals. As sweet as they are, there are also some nasty manipulative people as well. Mr. Damian and Rupert are two ruthless businessmen who do not seem to have a nice bone in their bodies. Even Olivia’s father was a real jackass at the beginning.

All in all, this is a charming love story that leaves you content and wishing you were enjoying a cuppa at the Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge.

Thank you to Ms. Stock for giving me the opportunity to review her book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Julie StockJulie Stock writes contemporary feel-good romance from around the world: novels, novellas and short stories. She published her debut novel, From Here to Nashville, in February 2015 and her second novel, The Vineyard in Alsace in March 2017. Over You (Sam’s Story) and Finding You (Jenna’s Story), her follow-up novellas to From Here to Nashville were published in 2018, making the From Here to You series complete. She has also published a boxed set of the From Here to You trilogy of books. Julie’s next novel, The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge, will be out in summer 2019. If you’d like to sign up to her newsletter list, you can do so here: . As a thank you, you’ll be able to download Before You, the prequel story to the From Here to You series, for free.

You can connect with Julie via her website, on Twitter, via her Facebook Author Page, and on Instagram. Julie is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Society of Authors.

When she is not writing, she works in communications. She is married and lives with her family in Bedfordshire in the UK.


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