Posted in Adult Fiction, Chick Lit, Debut Book

#Review Today I am sharing my review for the brilliant debut One Summer in Santorini by Sandy Barker #debutnovel @sandybarker

Today I am sharing my review for the brilliant One Summer in Santorini by Sandy Barker.

This summer read is set in the stunning Greek islands and immediately makes you want to book a flight to enjoy some sunshine. I was keen to escape the rain outside and keep reading about Sarah’s adventures.

I loved the characters and the growing friendship between Sarah and her crew mates as they get used to living in such close quarters. I fell in love with the vibrant descriptions of the islands they were visiting and all of the delicious Greek food they were eating throughout their trip.

A brilliant feel good read that will leave you feeling light hearted and yearning for some winter sunshine. I can’t wait to see what adventures lay ahead for Sarah and if she will make the planned trip for New Year.

Book Blurb

There was something in the air that night. . .

Sarah has had enough of men. It’s time to rekindle her first true love – travel – so she books a sailing trip around the Greek islands with a group of strangers.

The very last thing Sarah wants is to meet someone new, but then a gorgeous American man boards her yacht… And when she also encounters a handsome silver fox who promises her the world, she realises that trouble really does come in twos.

Will Sarah dive into a holiday fling or stick to her plan to steer clear of men, continue her love affair with feta and find her own way after all?

Available to purchase here

About the Author

I’m a writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list. I love exploring new places, outdoor adventures, and eating and drinking like a local when I travel, and many of my travel adventures have found homes in my novels. I’m also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob.

My first novel, a romantic comedy set in Greece and inspired by my real-life love story, was published in June 2019 by One More Chapter (HarperCollins). I’m currently editing my second and third books (the follow-ups to One Summer in Santorini) and writing my fourth and fifth. Excitingly, 2020 will see at least two new books out in the world!

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Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

#Review Today I am sharing my review for One Winter Morning by Isabelle Broom, a superb 5* read that I loved from beginning to end! @Isabelle_Broom

Today I am sharing my review for One Winter Morning by Isabelle Broom. A heartbreaking story that takes you on a journey of loss and despair, where guilt is the winning emotion as Genie works to find a way forward through her grief. This is a truly beautiful story, I loved reading about Genie as she finds her way back from the darkness.

Supported by her father Genie decides to take a trip where she meets the wonderful Tui and Kit who she quickly develops a bond with and works to overcome her fear of horses that has set in since the tragedy the previous year.

A stunning book full of superb characters based in the beautiful location of New Zealand. I loved this book from beginning to end and felt I reached the end too quickly as I was so caught up in the story that was unfolding.

 

Book Blurb

Genie isn’t feeling very festive this December.

The frosty mornings and twinkling fairy lights only remind her it’s been a whole year since she lost her adoptive mother, who took her in as a baby and raised her as her own.

She’s never felt more alone – until she discovers her birth mother’s identity.

And where to find her: New Zealand, half the world away.

Travelling there could be her one chance to meet the woman who gave her up.

But will she find the answers she has been looking for? Or something she could never have expected?

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Available to purchase here

 

About the Author

Isabelle Broom was born in Cambridge nine days before the 1980s began and studied Media Arts in London before joining the ranks at Heat magazine, where she remains the Book Reviews editor. Always happiest when she is off on an adventure, Isabelle now travels all over the world seeking out settings for her novels, as well as making the annual pilgrimage to her true home – the Greek island of Zakynthos. Currently based in Suffolk, where she shares a cottage with her dog Max and approximately 467 spiders, Isabelle fits her writing around a busy freelance career and tries her best not to be crushed to oblivion under her ever-growing pile of to-be-read books.