I love books by Daisy James and can’t believe I hadn’t already read this one! The story is set in Corfu where Abbie has mysteriously inherited a hotel from an Aunt she never met. In this story we follow Abbie as she embarks on an adventure to solve mysteries of the past and agree the sale of the hotel so she can fund her dream cottage and gardens.
Within the first few pages I loved Abbie’s character and the bond she has with her best friend Em. I quickly started to fly through the pages as Abbie got to know the locals who bordered with her Aunt’s property and how the businesses worked together to stay afloat.
A story rich in friendship and loyalty, with lots of lovely Greek delicacies and wine from the vineyard being enjoyed in the sunshine. This story will instantly lift your spirits and transport you to a gorgeous sunny location, a total breath of fresh air that left me feeling serene and eager to read more about the adventures of Abbie. I’ve already downloaded the next book in this series and can’t wait to start reading it.
When florist-to-the-stars Abbie Coleman catches a glimpse of her boyfriend through the window of Tiffany’s, she couldn’t be more excited. Keen to share her happiness, she organises a huge surprise party for all their family and friends… except things don’t quite work out as she expected, and instead of planning a flower-filled wedding, she finds herself single, and fired from a job she loves.
Desperate to escape her heartbreak, she jets off to her aunt’s quirky Hummingbird Hotel on the gorgeous island of Corfu. Little did she know that instead of spending her time lounging by the pool, drinking cocktails, and soaking up the sun, she’d be stepping into the role of the island’s newest hotelier.
The arrival of unexpected guests sends Abbie into a tailspin of panic, and she’s forced to turn to snippy, but charismatic, vineyard owner-turned-chef, Nikos Angelopoulos, for help. Why does the kitchen fill with smoke whenever she makes coffee? Why is there a naked man swimming in the pool? And why do the hotel’s toiletries turn their guests’ hair pink?
Despite all the chaos, the Hummingbird Hotel works its magic on Abbie, and she finds herself with a decision to make. Will she return home to the drizzly grey skies of London? Or will she take a leap of faith and embrace the new opportunities that little corner of paradise has to offer, and maybe, just maybe, discover a sprinkle of romance along the way?
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Meet the Author
Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. She especially likes to create sunshine-filled settings in exotic locations – the Caribbean, Tuscany, Cornwall, Provence – so she can spend her time envisioning her characters enjoying the fabulous scenery and sampling the local food and drink.
When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.
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Daisy & Kel x