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…
Wishington Bay … This must be a village where wishes are granted and after finishing the book it felt indeed like a very happy place to be.
It’s clear that nobody’s life is a bed of roses, but when you find the right person or your dream has finally come true or you realize that working can also be a fun thing you are on the right path to happiness.
I loved the banter in the story and the funny bits made me smile a lot. The way the author describes everything made me feel like I could see it happening. It was more like watching a film than reading a book to me.
I, for one, would not mind living in this little seaside village. A pity it does not exist or I would already be busy checking out real estate agencies.
A lovely, funny romantic story that I enjoyed very much. 4 stars.
Thank you, Maxine Morrey and Rachel’s Random Resources.
About 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.
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