Can’t Wait Wednesday #32: Welcome to the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan.

Posted February 9, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme / 20 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Welcome to the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
Publication Date: March 29, 2022
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction


The first book of Jenny Colgan’s delightful new four-part series, set at a charming English boarding school on the sea.

Maggie went to the window and opened it wide, inhaling the lovely salt air off the sea. Why had she never lived by the sea before? Why had she always looked out on housing estates and not the little white hulls of trawlers bobbing off in the distance?

It’s gloriously sunny in Cornwall as the school year starts at the little boarding school by the sea. Maggie, the newest teacher at Downey House, is determined to make her mark. She’s delighted by her new teaching job, but will it come at the expense of her relationship with her safe, dependable boyfriend Stan?

Simone is excited and nervous: she’s won a scholarship to the prestigious boarding school and wants to make her parents proud. Forced to share a room with the glossy, posh girls of Downey House, she needs to find a friend, fast.

Fliss is furious. She’s never wanted to go to boarding school and hates being sent away from her home. As Simone tries desperately to fit in, Fliss tries desperately to get out.

Over the course of one year, friendships will bloom and lives will be changed forever. Life at the Little School by the Sea is never dull…

Why I Can’t Wait!

I read a previous book by Jenny Colgan and just loved it.

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What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!

20 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #32: Welcome to the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan.

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  2. Jenny McClinton

    This sounds really good, I used to reading boarding school books for kids when I was younger. It would be good to read from a teacher point of view 😊