Written by Maxine Morrey
Home is where the heart is…
Holly doesn’t have time for a holiday this year. But when her job threatens to send her over the brink, her boss insists she take a sabbatical. So she packs her bags and escapes to her beloved grandmother Gigi’s house on Wishington Bay, which has sat empty since Gigi passed away.
But Holly’s dreams of a coastal escape take an unexpected turn. Holly didn’t expect to spend time with any man this summer – let alone an Aussie Adonis…but when she meets her next door neighbour Gabe and his little dog Bryan, it’s clear her quiet summer of strolling along the sand and wandering through the seaside village’s tiny streets on her own will come with a hefty dose of distraction.
With a summer to fill and Gigi’s wonderful and surprising house to sort through, Holly knew it would be a summer packed with old memories. She just didn’t expect to make so many new ones…
A Wonderful Summer Read!
What a lovely read! As we head towards summer, this will definitely put you in the mood for a visit to the seaside.
Holly works far too hard; her job in the city of London is beginning to affect her health and she is forced into taking a break. Heading back to Wishington Bay and her cottage on the coast, she tries her best to break the cycle and try to relax – even if that word isn’t really in her vocabulary. Finding her neighbour is a hot Australian doctor provides a little distraction, but doesn’t really lower her heart rate! It’s going to be a long summer …
Oh, I so enjoyed this one! The setting is beautifully described; I could just imagine renting a cottage and settling in for the summer months. The characters are well-rounded and entirely believable. The story flows smoothly, with a few twists along the way and overall this is a wonderful read – the type which leaves you with a bit of a happy glow! A wonderful summer read, and one I absolutely loved. Author Maxine Morrey always delivers, and this is no exception. Highly recommended 5* read!
My thanks to publisher HQ Digital for my copy via NetGalley, and to Rachel’s Random Resources for including me in this Blog Tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook, paperback, audio
- Size: 384 pages
- Publisher: HQ Digital
- Publication Date: 11 July 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
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- amazon us
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Meet the Author
Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten.
As time went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, as well as a local history book on Brighton. However, novels are her first love.
In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her first romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale’.
Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read, sew and listen to podcasts. Being a fan of tea and cake, she can (should!) also be found doing something vaguely physical at the gym.