Sunny Days at the Beach by Morton S. Gray / #Review @ChocLituk @MortonSGray

Borteen Secrets #3

From party nights at the pub to sunny days at the beach …

Craft shop owner Mandy Vanes has always enjoyed a commitment-free singleton lifestyle — in fact, she’s well-known for her wild ways in her small seaside town on the coast.

But when local teenager, Nick Crossten, turns to her for help, Mandy has the opportunity to prove she can be a responsible adult. Although things get tricky when gin distillery owner Graham Frankley comes to town with some unexpected news.

Could this mean that Mandy the party girl is finally ready to grow up?




It has been a while but we could start packing and visit Borteen once again. Woohoo! 🙂

This story is about new beginnings, second chances, lives being changed for the better but of course some people will never change. They will remain selfish and keep on making the wrong choices. Do they hurt others in the process? Yes, but they just don’t care. Looking out for number one is what matters.

I enjoyed the way Nick and Mandy developed. You really never have to give up hope. Love is a force to be reckoned with. It often comes when you don’t expect it, but never underestimate it’s power. 

A lovely book that warmed my heart thoroughly. 4 stars.

Thank you, Morton S. Gray and Choc Lit.


About the author

Morton S. Gray lives with her husband, sons and Lily, the tiny dog, in Worcestershire, U.K.

She has been reading and writing fiction for as long as she can remember, penning her first attempt at a novel aged fourteen, the plot of which closely resembled an Errol Flynn film.

Life got in the way of writing for many years, until she won a short story competition and the spark for writing was well and truly reignited. She carries a notebook everywhere as inspiration strikes in the most unlikely places.

She studied creative writing with the Open College of the Arts and joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme in 2012.

Previous ‘incarnations’ were in committee services, staff development and training. Morton has a Business Studies degree and is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master. She has diplomas in Tuina Acupressure Massage and Energy Field Therapy.

She enjoys history, loves tracing family trees and discovering new crafts. Having a hunger for learning is a bonus for the research required for her books.

The Girl on the Beach was her debut novel with Choc Lit and winner of the 2016 Search for a Star competition.


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