New Beginnings at the Little House in the Sun by Chris Penhall / #Review @ChrisPenhall @RubyFiction

Follow your yellow brick road ….
Alice Dorothy Matthews is on the road to paradise! She’s sold her house in London, got rid of her nasty ex and arranged her move to Portugal where friendship and romance awaits. All that’s left to do is find a place to call home.
But Alice’s dreams are called into question when complications with friends, work and new relationships make her Portuguese paradise feel far too much like reality.
Will Alice’s dream of a new home in the sun come true?



My review

We are very very briefly in London but soon we arrive in sunny Portugal together with Alice and her boyfriend.

Although last time she came for a holiday, this time she can call the village home. It feel good because all her troubles are behind her and she can see her bright sunny future. Unfortunately this is about to go awry…

Alice has changed in the first book, but she is going to need the new Alice in order to deal with everything that is thrown her way. It’s nice to have friends that support you, but in the end it’s all up to you.

The author has also added funny situations and what is a feel good book without a good dose of love either between family, friends or partners? 

Alice really goes for what she want and can you blame her?

A lovely, sunny summer story that I liked a lot. 4 stars.

Thank you, Chris Penhall and Ruby Fiction 


About the author

Chris Penhall is a freelance writer and radio producer.

Her book, The House That Alice Built, won the Choc-Lit Search for a Star Competition 2019.

Born in South Wales, she has also lived near London and in Portugal, which is where The House That Alice Built is set. It was whilst living in Cascais near Lisbon that she began to dabble in writing fiction, but it was many years later that she was confident enough to start writing her first novel, and many years after that she finally finished it! She is now working on her second.

A lover of books, music and cats, she is also an enthusiastic salsa dancer, a keen cook, and loves to travel. She is never happier than when she is gazing at the sea.

Chris has two grown up daughters and lives in the Essex countryside.

Chris is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.


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