Friday, 3 June 2016

Book of the Month - May

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The books I read this month:

-       When I Lost You – by Kelly Rimmer 5/5
-       Cupcakes and Confetti (The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Book 1) – by Jane Linfoot     5/5
-       Summer at Rose Island – by Holly Martin 5/5
-       The Butterfly Summer – by Harriet Evans 4/5
-       The Summer Escape – by Lily Graham 5/5
-       Perfumes and Promises – by Ellen Faith 5/5
-       B-Side – by Elle Field 3.5/5
-       Summer at Oyster Bay – by Jenny Hale 5/5

This month was difficult, I’ve read a few 5* books, but non of them really stood out. I based this decision on storyline, characters and setting, so here are the winners:

Summer at Rose Island – Holly Martin

The bit on the back:
Fall in love with the gorgeous seaside town of White Cliff Bay this summer and enjoy long sunny days, beautiful beaches and… a little romance.

Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals.

When Darcy swims in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she discovers the charming Rose Island Lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing…

Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman who swims out to his island one day.

Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides.

She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for?

Pull up a deck chair, sink back with a bowl of strawberry ice cream and pick up the summer read you won’t be able to put down.

My opinion:

This book is a fabulous romance that had me swooning from the start. Holly’s writing takes you right into the characters’ world and makes you never want to leave again. A wonderful, sweet, romantic book full of love, heart and passion. Read my review here: Summer at Rose Island - Review

Holly on Twitter: @hollymartin00

Summer at Oyster Bay – Jenny Hale

The bit on the back:
Summer at Oyster Bay is the perfect, feel-good summer romance, about the importance of home and family, learning what love is, and living for the moment.

They say falling in love is easy. But what if you know it’ll break your heart?

For Emily Tate, returning to her charming childhood home Oyster Bay is like coming up for air after the fast pace of her city life. At the farm her grandfather built, surrounded by sister Rachel’s chatter, Gram’s buttermilk biscuits, and the soft, white sand, Emily is reminded of exactly who she is and what she holds most dear.

When Emily starts work at elegant Water’s Edge Inn, Charles Peterson, the handsome new owner, asks for her help. He wants to expand and needs Emily to teach him the local ways, so he can convince the planning commission. Emily vows to make him fall in love with her hometown, just the way it is.

At work, Charles is reserved and serious, yet once Emily has him kicking off his shoes in the sand and sailing across the glistening Chesapeake Bay, she sees another side to him, and their easy rapport feels like the start of something big.

But when it becomes clear Charles’s plans for the inn involve bulldozing Oyster Bay, Emily is heartbroken. Will she lose her home and Charles all at once, or can she save Oyster Bay, and give true love a chance?

My opinion:

AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!! That’s the first word that comes to mind, thinking about this book! I’m actually sad I had to leave the story, the characters and the wonderful setting. Jenny’s writing is on point. She put so much heart and romance into the storyline and the characters, a fab story about family, memories and love. 

Jenny on Twitter: @jhaleauthor

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