Written by Georgina Troy
Pull on your beanie, the fireworks are about to begin…
Being a part-time hand model can be tricky, especially when you have to deal with prima donnas like Megan Knight, a reality star whose meteoric rise has surprised everyone. Bella is happiest running her tiny antique business from the front room of her cottage on the boardwalk. To ensure she has enough income coming in, she also rents out two of her bedrooms and is hiding a secret crush on one of her lodgers. His name is Jack Collins and he also happens to be her best friend Sacha’s brother.
If life wasn’t complicated enough, her world-travelling mother appears on her doorstep on the same evening that Jack’s ex-fiancée arrives on the boardwalk determined to win him back.
Bella has a lot of thinking to do and soon discovers that not all gems sparkle.
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Bella lives on the island of Jersey, in the cottage where she runs her small antique business and has a small group of close friends, including one she would like to be more than friendly with. It’s always a struggle to make ends meet, so she has two lodgers and also works part time as a hand model, which is where she meets Megan, the stroppy reality star who thinks fame and fortune are more important than being nice to others. As if there wasn’t enough going on in her life, her constantly travelling mother turns up on her doorstep and the ex-fiancee of one of her lodgers turns up on the island to pursue him – again.
This is a lighthearted and fun read, full of friendly characters. The boardwalk sounds a super place to live and the setting is very well described bringing the small community alive. With never a dull moment, there is a real autumnal feel about this novel. Bursting with happiness, such an uplifting story will really make you smile. Best of all, although this is second in series it’s still worth going back to read the first one as the author has avoided repeating what happened there, so I shall look forward to catching up with the beginning of the series.
Such a happy book, in a wonderful setting with terrific characters is worthy of the highest praise. I simply must mention the gorgeous cover which is absolute perfection. After reading a couple of more serious novels, I just raced through this one as there is always something going on and I needed to find out what happened next! Definitely a 5* read.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for not only providing my copy but also the invitation to be a part of this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 703 KB
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Publisher: Green Shutter Books
- Publication Date: 25 August 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
Meet the Author
Georgina Troy is a pseudonym of author Deborah Carr. She recently signed with HarperCollins’ romance imprint HarperImpulse to write an historical romance to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr will be published in e-book format on 12 October 2018 and in paperback on 27 December 2018.
Georgina was a finalist in the Contemporary Romance Category of the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2016 (RoNAs) with A Jersey Kiss and a finalist in the Joan Hessayon Award for new writers 2015. Her first four-book series, The Jersey Scene and books 1 and 2 of her second series, The Boardwalk by the Sea are available.
She also writes thrillers as Ella Drummond and lives on the island of Jersey with her husband and three rescue dogs and is 1/3 of The Blonde Plotters.
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