Twin sisters. One scorching summer. A bucketful of secrets.
Diana’s life is perfect. Her twin sister, Josie’s – not so much. But when secrets are revealed this summer, everything will change.
Diana has a rich and successful husband, two talented youngsters and an adorable dog. She always looks as if she’s stepped from the cover of a magazine. Her immaculate second home by the sea, for idyllic summers with her perfect family, was actually featured in one.
Josie has a messy, compact flat, dates, but not relationships, and she can’t even keep a houseplant alive. She moves from job to job, goes clubbing with her friends and often looks as if she’s fallen through a hedge.
Although Josie loves Diana deeply, each year she declines the invitation to spend the summer with her sister. Or any other family holiday. Because Josie has a secret.
But is Diana’s life so perfect? Or is she also hiding something? When secrets are revealed this summer, everything will change.
Josie could finally have the life she’s always wanted … if she’s brave enough to take a chance.
This is the first book in my new series of standalone books set in Seahorse Harbour.
A fabulous new series by Emily Harvale – an author you can depend on for a good, uplifting read!
Diana and Josie are twins – not that you would know it. Diana has a rich surgeon husband, two children, a business and is known as the ‘hostess with the mostest’. Josie is a sworn singleton who lives in New York, embraces the single life and has a group of friends whose main aim is to have fun. Every summer, Diana invites Josie to come and spend time with her family in their holiday home in Seahorse Harbour and each summer Josie stays away. Until a phone call from their mum alerts Josie to the fact that all may not be well in Diana’s life, resulting in her grabbing a flight home. Can she get to the bottom of her sister’s problems and deal with her own in Seahorse Harbour?
What a great start to this author’s latest series! I’ve been following her books for quite some time now and this series is full of promise. Each character is beautifully created and well developed, coming alive on the page. Despite living miles apart, Josie and Diana have retained a deep connection and along with the issues each of them experience during their summer break, there is plenty of fun and laughter. I have giggled all the way through this one, and am already looking forward to the second book. A perfect feel-good summer read to be savoured. Absolutely fab-U-lous, and totally worth all five shiny stars!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: romantic comedy
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 262 pages
- Publisher: Crescent Gate
- Publication Date: 31 July 2020
- Links: Goodreads
Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends.
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.