Another holiday and another review bite post. I seem to be able to read more books on holiday than any other time! This time I had the pleasure to sample some fabulously inspiring, romantic and sparkly reads that will make the readers happy this summer.
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: may 5, 2017
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: HQ Digital
Jenny Masters finds herself living the modern dream. Wife to a millionaire, living in a mansion and mother to Kardashian-obsessed ten-year-old April, there isn’t anything missing. Until, her whole world comes crashing down, forcing Jenny and April to leave behind their glittering life and start over with nothing.
With village gossip following her wherever she goes, she finds refuge and a job in the new coffee shop in town. As the days pass Jenny fears she doesn’t have what it takes to pick herself back up and give April the life she always wanted to. But with the help of enigmatic new boss Noah, and housemate Elle, Jenny realises it’s never too late to become the woman life really intended you to be!
I have been lucky enough to read quite a few Samantha's books in the last couple of years, but I think that her brand new book The New Beginning Coffee Club is her best and quite deepest of all.
Samantha is a very on trend author and can bring us, readers, stories that managed to touch on many modern day issues and taboos weaving them expertly into heartwarming as well as heartbreaking storylines with well-crafted characters along the way.
I fell in love with Jenny's story and could not take my eyes off the pages as she builds a new life for her and her very adorable daughter April on a very different and much more realistic budget. I relate to Jenny's worries because I too have daughters and I know how absorbing they can be to any new trends and crazies, so it was so wonderful to see who April slowly changed back to more of a healthy and happy eight-year-old girl.
I also adored Noah and Ellie they added another dimension to the story as they help Jenny to accept her new beginnings.
The book is oozing with warmth, charm, emotions, joy, heartbreak and much more. And the cherry on the cake is the essence of a great coffee enjoyed with friends you can rely on in every situation.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Published: May 18, 2017
Print Length: 331 pages
When twenty-nine-year-old Annie Trebarwith receives an unexpected letter from a great-aunt she’s never known, she leaves her shoebox-sized flat in London and catches a train to the rugged Cornish coast.
Salt Bay is beautiful and Annie begins to kindle a bond with her great-aunt Alice. Even though there is zero phone signal and the locals – including the gorgeous but brooding Josh Pasco – can be decidedly grumpy at times, Annie starts to feel at home in Salt Bay.
Soon Annie’s love of music leads her to relaunch the Salt Bay Choral Society, and she’s surprised to see how just much the choir means to the community – and she even starts to break through Josh’s surly exterior…
But London is calling Annie back, and she has to make a decision. Give up her old life completely, or leave Salt Bay, her new-found family – and the choir – behind?
Although I am not a big fan of choir theme books, I thought this book was worth to sample as I skim through the back blurb. And I am so glad I did take it with me on my holiday because reading this book felt like stepping into a very lovely dream! I could not get enough of this story and was not to be disturbed once I settled down to immerse myself in Annie's journey to Salt Bay.
Liz Eeles managed to pull me right into the story with her wonderfully and effortless writing style.
As I turn the first page of the book I knew I would be a good friend with Annie and eagerly followed her rather reluctant move to the beautiful Salt Bay where she battles with no wifi or phone signals and the more simple and quiet lifestyle of a Cornish village.
As the days go, a city lover Annie is starting to feel more at home in Salt Bay, making friends, helping with a local choir and secretly eyeing the brooding Josh.
Annie's Lovely Choir by the Sea is a delightful story of family, love, loss that will get you want to move to a lovely village just like Salt Bay.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Published: March 9, 2017
Print Length: 338 pages
When Kate’s husband Matt dumps her on Friday 13th she decides enough is enough – it’s time for her to have some fun and so she hops on a plane to Rome. A week of grappa and gelato in pavement cafes under azure blue skies will be just what the doctor ordered.
What she doesn’t count on is meeting and falling for sexy policeman Alessandro. But the course of true love doesn’t run smoothly – Alessandro has five meddling sisters, a fearsome mama and a beautiful ex Orazia. They’re all certain that Kate is not the girl for him.
Can Kate and Alessandro’s love last the distance? Or will she return home with the one souvenir she doesn’t want – a broken heart …
I've had this book on my NetGalley shelf for some time, but there is a very good reason for it I wanted to take it with me on my next holiday and explore the fantastically picturesque setting of Tilly Tennant's Rome.
Tilly is such an excellent author who always managed to craft captivating and adorable characters that are literary popping out of the pages and transforming my evenings in front of my eyes.
Kate, the leading lady of this story always wanted to go and explore the world, but her husband was a somewhat reluctant traveller, but when her childhood sweetheart suddenly dumps her Kate finds the courage to do something total out of her character, she decides to visit Rome.
Kate's meets an incredible cast of characters, including Jamie her sort of guide who helps her find her way around the city and also the handsome local policeman Alessandro.
So when in Rome...Kate immerses herself in the holiday fun, finding her feet and perhaps even love but first there must be a bit of family drama and a few obstacle to over for Kate to decides where her heart lies.
Tilly Tennant wonderfully descriptive writing brought the very essence of Rome out of the pages I devour the delectable food and the vibrant Italian people.
Rome Is Where The Heart Is a fabulous holiday read with plenty of romance, emotions and drama.
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A huge thank you to HQ and Bookouture for approving my requests to review these books in exchange for fair reviews.
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