The Holiday Home by Fern Britton

The Holiday Home by Fern Britton


Two sisters. One house. The holiday of a lifetime…

Set on a Cornish cliff, Atlantic House has been the jewel in the Carew family crown for centuries. Each year, the Carew sisters embark on the yearly summer holiday, but they are as different as vinegar and honey. Prudence, hard-nosed business woman married to the meek and mild Francis, is about to get the shock reminder that you should never take anything for granted. Constance, loving wife to philandering husband Greg, has always been outwitted by her manipulative sibling.

Suspecting that Pru wants to get her hands on Atlantic House, Connie wont take things lying down. When an old face appears on the scene, years of simmering resentments reach boiling point. Little do the women know that a long buried secret is about to bite them all  on the bottom. Is this one holiday that will push them over the edge, or can Constance and Pru leave the past where it belongs?

My Thoughts:

I have read Fern Britton’s previous novels and thoroughly enjoyed them. This book i found hard to get into at the beginning but after the third chapter i got into it and couldn’t work out what was going to happen next, which i like in a book. This book is all about family relationships, rivalry and history repeating itself. Fern makes the setting in Cornwall easy to visualise you can tell she has a passion for the place and my my what a place Atlantic House is, when i go to Cornwall i will definitely be searching the cliff tops for it. A light and easy read perfect for a holiday especially if your going down to Cornwall.

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