Foxglove Copse

Foxglove Copse

Alex Beecroft / Jun 19, 2019

Foxglove Copse A Porthkennack Contemporary NovelAfter a massive anxiety attack Sam Atkins left his high powered job in the City and committed himself to life on the road in a small van Six months in he s running o

  • Title: Foxglove Copse
  • Author: Alex Beecroft
  • ISBN: 9781626495463
  • Page: 254
  • Format: ebook
  • A Porthkennack Contemporary NovelAfter a massive anxiety attack, Sam Atkins left his high powered job in the City and committed himself to life on the road in a small van Six months in, he s running out of savings and coming to the conclusion that he might have to go home to his emotionally abusive family.Needing time to think, he takes a walk through a copse by the CorniA Porthkennack Contemporary NovelAfter a massive anxiety attack, Sam Atkins left his high powered job in the City and committed himself to life on the road in a small van Six months in, he s running out of savings and coming to the conclusion that he might have to go home to his emotionally abusive family.Needing time to think, he takes a walk through a copse by the Cornish roadside, only to stumble upon the body of a ritualistically killed sheep As he s trying to work out what the symbols around the animal mean, the sheep s owner, Jennifer, and her nephew, Ruan Gwynn, come upon him.Ruan is a kind hearted young man with a large supportive clan, and since he and Sam feel almost instant attraction, he doesn t want to believe Sam is a sheep killing cultist In fact, the moment he lays eyes on Sam s miserable solitary life, he wants to rescue the man But as the killings escalate, he and Sam need to stop whoever is actually to blame before they can concentrate on saving each other.

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        Spaceships and galaxy spanning empires, conversations with angels, viking villages, haunted mansions and forbidden love in the Age of Sail I love a good strong plot in an exotic setting, with characters you can admire, and a happy ending If you make a venn diagram of genres, including historical, fantasy, gay romance and mystery, I occupy the space in the middle where they overlap BTW, if you re thinking my reviews on here are a bit mean, most of the books I really enjoy will get a 4 star I am saving 5 stars for books I find genuinely life changing 4 is still this was really really good, you should read it 5 is OMG, my mind is blown and my life will never be the same again.


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    1. I loved most of this book a whole lot, and the main characters were great throughout. I really liked that Sam's anxiety was not due to some major trauma or abuse, but just part of him and the pressures in his past life. His family was cold and unkind, and his escape was understandable. The way he was clearly searching for a place to belong was poignant. Ruan was kind and warm and impulsive and not brilliant, but so much what Sam needed.The mystery was well done in its development. The resolution [...]


    2. I'm enjoying the Porthkennack Series from Riptide Publishing, all set in the same small seaside Cornish town, but each with a stand-alone plot. While Foxglove Copse is not my favorite book in the series, it has some interesting elements that kept my interest.Sam Atkins lives a lonely existence, given to crippling anxiety attacks, traveling around Britain in a small converted van (think tiny tiny house) and faking normality during his infrequent contact with others. He has just settled in a small [...]



    3. Things I Find While ShelvingI Received a free ARC Via NetGalleySam has been living a nomadic life since having an anxiety induced break down and falling out with his parents. He finds himself in Porthkennack, a small seaside town in Cornwall. He figures he'll squat for a day or two, rest up and try to find a job to get some money for the next leg of his journey. But things don't go according to plan when he finds a mutilated sheep on the property where he's parked.He didn't do it, but Jennifer, [...]


    4. So the first half of this book I really loved.We have Sam–who clearly is dealing with some major anxiety issues–driving around in a tricked-out camper because he can’t even deal with life at home anymore. Not with his super judgmental family, not with his high-pressure job, not with anything, really. So he is clearly dealing with shit. And on top of all that he is getting close to broke, despite the fact that his family is clearly in the money. He has no real destination, but when he sees [...]


    5. 3.5 starsSo apparently I somehow missed writing my review when I first read this. (bad, bad reviewer) I enjoyed this installment to the Porthkennack series. I always enjoy this author's work. She has a unique style of writing. Her characters are unique and humanly flawed but they feel so real. I'm not sure how to express her style properly, but to me it feels quiet. The story just slowly unfolds in a simple manner but that's the magic of it to me. No big drama and angst like in many books (which [...]


    6. Sam Atkin is escaping from his wealthy family and their lucrative business. He could no longer bear the thought of investing people’s money, never knowing what the outcome would be. Investing became terrifying to him and caused him to have a massive anxiety attack. Now, he lives a solitary life on the road, and finds himself in Cornwall, in Foxglove Copse, where he settles in for the time being. When he becomes overwhelmed he still suffers from panic attacks, but his expertise with computers a [...]


    7. Sam and Ruan They meet under a somewhat bloody circumstances. They like each other.Sam, suffering anxieties attacks and having a big one in front of Ruan, knows things about tarot and witchcrafts. He finds in Ruan a friend and even more.Sam living in a van, alone without income, is getting thinner and thinner and Ruan wants to feed him with food and love.There are things happening in the village that can't face the daylight.Online young ones get bulliedeeps are found dead, witchcraft is also pla [...]


    8. Sometimes it's the family that you make that truly gets you'Foxglove Copse' is the 5th book in the 'Porthkennack' series. I haven't read all the books in this series and while I hope to do so at some time I'm really enjoying being able to pick and choose the ones I read without feeling like I've missed anything in the ones that I do chose to read.This is actually my first time reading a book by this author and I really enjoyed this story. Sam Atkins had the lifee money, the home, the job all the [...]


    9. 4 StarsSam was a professional, as well as a whiz at computers. He led a good life and earned great money, but it all came at a steep price: His sanity. After a major anxiety attack brought on by work and family pressure, Sam has had enough. He quits his job and buys a van that has been custom outfitted with everything he'll need to start a new life, living off the grid. He's been traveling for a while when he lands in the small Cornish town of Porthkennack. He finds a small hideaway to park his [...]


    10. While the romance between the two main characters in this story felt organic and authentic and I enjoyed the crossover with other book characters, I felt less of a connection with this story than I have with previous ones. The tone and plot was so different that it felt like a completely separate story, despite it finally crossing over with other characters (mainly (view spoiler)[Brix Lusmoore and the rest of the Lusmoore clan from House of Cards (hide spoiler)]). I also thought the characteriza [...]


    11. A copy of this ARC was provided by the publisher through NetGalley.Of all the books I’ve read in this series, this one ranks near the top. I enjoyed the writing style, the exploration of anxiety/panic attacks and all its implications, and the return visit to Porthkennack with several of the characters mentioned in past stories by the various authors who are doing this series together. Sam Atkins comes from a very wealthy and powerful family of finance gurus. In fact, he was once one of them, a [...]


    12. 3.5 stars- The story was good, the romance fizzled a little I’ve become quite hooked on the Porthkennack series and get a little giddy when I see a new release announced. I love the mystic, storied history of the small Cornish town, and always wonder where the next author will take it. While they are all written as standalones, the fact that Foxglove Copse worked in elements and characters from another book in the series, House of Cards, was a surprising bonus. Foxglove Copse itself is a littl [...]


    13. Just about getting to 3 stars Nice enough story of Sam, a former high flying investment banker who has left the day firm suffering from anxiety and has taken to the road in a converted van. When he rocks up in Porthkennack he finds himself drawn into a local matter due to finding a ritually slaughtered sheep.Ruan, nephew of the owner of the land where Sam has parked just seems to insinuate himself into Sam's life, though I am still lost as to how that happened, and the pair of them start to inve [...]


    14. Really didn't get far before figuring this wasn't for me so take this 'review' with a pinch of whatever.The start grabbed me, Sam clearly eaten up by his anxiety and choosing to live off-grid promised to be interesting. Some mystery with nasty goings on, again good. The rituals and Sam's interest in the symbols instead of the more natural reaction of panic and/or upchucking threw me a bit, but ok.The anxiety is well written and tangible.Then the next chapter is a complete scene change, when I wa [...]


    15. 3.5 stars. Nice, quick read but was expecting more EDIT - Review Taken from The Pewter Wolf & Title was Given by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. After suffering a huge anxiety attack six months ago, Sam has left his high-powered job, his emotionally-bullying family and has been living in his van. But with his savings running low, Sam is beginning to run out of opinions. So, when he decides to park up in a copse and goes for a walk, the last thing he expected to find [...]




    16. I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Each new book in this series is a surprise and this one is definitely a delight. When City financier Sam’s conscience gets the better of him, he rejects his worldly goods, buys a van and some tarot cards and heads to Cornwall only to be arrested for a ritual slaughter on the day he arrives. In Porthkennack, someone has been terrorising Ruan’s neice and her teenage friends. When his aunt’s sheep is slaughtered, he needs to [...]


    17. Review can be read at It's About The Book4.5 starsReading an Alex Beecroft story has always been sheer delight for me, and this one keeps the streak going. One of the elements I love best about stories by this author is the lovely regional words, phrases and slang she incorporates. I simply adore immersing myself completely in this way. With her usual gorgeous depictions and turns of phrase, Foxglove Copse explores the lives of two young men who are adrift in life for differing reasons, yet who [...]


    18. "A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities." - HealthyPlaceWhen Ruan Gwynn and his aunt find a stranger, Sam Atkins, standing over a mutilated sheep, they can't help but think the worst, but Ruan doesn't want to believe that this innocuous looking man could have done such a horrible thing. He tries to reserve judgement until [...]


    19. Foxglove Copse, A Porthkennack novel, Alex BeecroftReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre: Romance, LGBTQIAWell, I almost always enjoy Riptide novels - I think maybe there's a handful out of many reads that haven't worked for me. Porthkennack novels I love too, remind me of Bluewater by the sea ;-) and of course its written by Alex Beecroft. It was great being back in Porthkennack, and meeting the mighty Luscombes againd a update on Brix, I loved that guy. There were some terrific new ch [...]


    20. *I received a free copy of this book from NetGalleyThis book is a solid 4/5 stars.Alex Beecroft is a new to me author, as is this series of books (which are standalone novels by different authors that take place in the same seaside town). I requested this one based on the blurb alone: how on earth was this plot going to be pulled off? Ritualistic sheep killings, massive character anxiety, small town boy…at’s a whole lot to fit into one novel without falling back on or into cliches.This book [...]


    21. Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, and The Unread:Although Alex Beecroft is the instigator and driving force behind the shared-universe that is Porthkennack and its surrounding Cornish countryside, the stories to date have all been by collaborator authors. Not so for the fifth book in the series, as the town’s creator takes the reins and gives us yet another glimpse into this utterly fascinating community.Like several of the heroes we’ve met so far, Sam Atkins finds himself in the are [...]


    22. 4.5 StarsSam ran away from a high-paying, highly stressful job and his family, after suffering a major anxiety attack. He sold almost everything he owned, bought a custom-equipped van and gave away most of his money. Now, six months later, he's nearly broke and afraid he might have to go back to his parents. He finds himself in Porthkennack, taking a walk to calm his anxiety, when he stumbles upon a sheep slaughtered in what looks like a satanic ritual and the land's owner and her nephew, Ruan, [...]


    23. 3.5 stars. Alex Beecroft is a beautiful writer, with interesting plots and well-developed characters. But all of her books that I have read left me somewhat dissatisfied with the love story, and unfortunately Foxglove Copse didn't do anything to change my opinion.There are some serious problems in the small seaside town of Porthkennack, including animal sacrifice, bullying, suicide and smuggling. In the midst of this mess Sam Atkins arrives in his small van and finds himself both accused and pot [...]


    24. There's a lot to like about Beecroft's latest, a stand-alone in the group-authored Porthkennack series, m/m romances set in a small Cornish town. The story opens with Sam, a former investment banker who turned away from the family business after suffering a series of debilitating anxiety attacks. Sam has been wandering the country in his small van, living off the grid. But Sam's running out of money, and being pressured by his mother to return to the family fold. After he sets up camp in a seemi [...]


    25. The Porthkennack series of standalone M/M romances that take place in atmospheric Cornish seaside is something that I have enjoyed quite a bit. Some I have loved a lot and some not but overall, I really like the Porthkennack series. Foxglove Copse was a story that I'm not sure how to feel about.The blurb was intriguing and sounded something I'd love. It started all good, with Sam reflecting the professional investment banker life he left behind for much more simpler life in the road. Sam's anxie [...]


    26. 4.5 stars, I would say. There's a terrible villain, and Sam stumbles upon his handiwork just at the wrong time. Ruan is quite a sympathetic character. The Group-That-Must-Not-Be-Named and the extent and location of their empire is startling, even to Ruan, who is a native of Porthkennack. There's bullying of various types from that villain, who struck me as a psychopath. When the older generation of locals hear that young girls had been bullied, they don't take it seriously. The extent to which t [...]


    27. I've loved all the books in the Porthkennack series but I had a hard time connecting with either of the principals in this latest entry. I kept waiting for either the mystery at the heart of the story or the romance to suck me ind I waitedd waitedd waited. Sam Atkins is on the road living out of his camper after leaving the family business. A panic attack and serious misgivings about his career and lifestyle contributed to the breakdown - but he's mostly enjoying his time out on the road and thi [...]


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