Secrets, rivalry, sunshine – Welcome to Mariscombe …
When the run-down Rocks Hotel comes up for auction in Mariscombe, Lisa and her boyfriend George, make a successful bid to escape and live the dream. But their dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Their arch-rival Bruno Thorne, owner of the Mariscombe Hotel, seems intent on sabotage. Meanwhile, local chambermaid Molly is harbouring a secret that will blow the whole village apart. Then an unexpected visitor tuens up on the doorstep. It seems everyone is Mariscombe is sailing a little too close to the rocks….
This book was fantastic from start to finish. This book is a must summer read as it keeps you interested. I love the cover on this book and the blurb on the back made me want to read it straight away. There was quite a few characters in this book but it’s easy to keep up with. Definitely a page turner i managed to read it within a couple of days. I love Veronica Henry’s books they always manage to make me smile and shed a few tears.
In the idyllic seaside town of St Carys in Cornwall, Sophie is working as a photographer and putting the past firmly behind her. When Josh Strachan moves back to St Carys to run the family hotel, he can’t understand why Sophie has zero interest in letting any man into her life. He also can’t understand how he’s been duped into employing Sophie’s impulsive friend Tula, whose crush on him is decidedly unrequited.
St Carys has more than its fair share of characters, including the charming but utterly feckless surfer Riley
Bryant, who has a massive crush on Tula. Riley’s aunt is superstar author Marguerite Marshall. And Marguerite has designs on Josh’s grandfather…. who in turn still adores his glamorous ex-wife, Dot… Just how many secrets can one seaside town hold ? Love has the ability to change people, sometimes for ever. And the consequences are impossible to predict.
I love Jill Mansell’s books, she is one of the authors i will actually buy. The characters always seem well drawn like you know them or could be friends with them. There are quite a few ups and downs in this book and a twist i did’t see coming, this story is definitely not a light read it covers deeper issues, but these are dealt sympathetically and made to feel like an integral part of the story. There are quite a few characters in the story but i came to love them all. Looking forward to Jill Mansell’s next book.