A Home in Sunset Bay by Rebecca Pugh
About the book:
There’s no place like home…Enough is enough! The always perfect Laurie Chapman had jumped in her car and raced as fast as she could from London heading to Sunset Bay and (she hopes!) the open arms of her estranged sister…
Mia Chapman loves running Dolly’s Diner in the picture-perfect coastal Cornish town of Sunset Bay. Now that her and Grandma Dolly’s dream is finally a reality Mia has never been prouder! Until Laurie suddenly turns up on her doorstep… How can she forgive the sister who walked away?
Once upon a time Mia and Laurie were best friends. Back together after so long, the time has come for the sisters to figure out what went so wrong all those years ago – and whether they can ever put it right!
My honest thoughts on the book:
A home in Sunset Bay is Rebecca's second book published by Carina! I absolutely adore the artistic cover that represents the story written inside it beautifully. The book has a plenty of romance adorned with family issues, the journey of self-discovery and reconciliation. Just what I like!
The plot line is intriguing and addictive, following the life of two sisters. Mia, who is a bubbly, fabulous and very down-to-earth character. Mia is living the life she always wanted, running her grandmother's Dolly's Diner and marvelling at the close community and the gorgeous scenery of seaside town of Sunset Bay. Mia loves to take jogs in the morning and then open her beloved diner with her adoring and hard-working staff, but Mia is also secretly harbouring deep feelings for one of the cooks in her diner. If only she had the courage to speak her mind up, then her life would be truly dreamy!
Then there is Mia's older sister Laurie. Laurie feels trapped in the life she thought was perfect, but the reality is far from it. Laurie dislikes her job (picked by her mother) she wonders if her partner is The One and everything is slowly becoming too hard to cope with for Laurie. When she discovers her partner in a rather compromising situation, she does not hesitate to turn around and run to Sunset Bay to lick her wounds and hopefully find peace and quite with her younger sister Mia.
If I had to pick I would say my favourite character in this book was Laurie, who always seem to keen to please everybody else but herself. No wonder she cracked under the constant pressure, and the author described her journey to self-discovery in a caring and realistic manner, transforming her in front of my eyes into more confident and happy woman. I found myself bonding with Laurie and cheering her on to find her second chance at the life she so craved for.
Once upon a time, Laurie and Mia were best friends and as close as sisters could be but now hardly talking to each other the sisters grown apart. When Laurie finally finds out the reason behind her sister's lack of communication she is naturally very upset and determined to confront the person who meddled in their life for far too long now!
The plot line centres around Mia and Laurie, but I must mention other to strong and fantastic protagonists of Sunset Bay, Cal and Marco, the hunky cooks in Dolly's Diner. Their heartwarming personalities shone throughout this story and made it more fun, sparkly and so romantic!
The author's building of the settings is so vivid and realistic that I could clearly see she put lots of thoughts and love into describing the place, a home, that meant so much to the characters and played a vital role in uniting two sisters together.
My Round Up
A beautifully written book that heightens the sense of belonging and brand new beginnings. Rebecca Pugh is one author to keep and eye out. I think she has a great writing career ahead.
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