The Beachside Guest House By Vanessa Greene

The Beachside Guest House By Vanessa Greene

This title will be released on September 10, 2015.

When Rosa and Bee get together in the run-up to Bee’s wedding, they reminisce about the holiday they took together as teenagers to the beautiful Greek island of Paros. They remember the sandy coves, the guest house in the converted windmill where they stayed with their friend Iona, and the gorgeous local men. As memories of that long-forgotten holiday resurface, they are forced to confront the turns their lives have taken – and the guilt they both feel about letting Iona slip away from them.

When they learn that the windmill guest house is going bust they form a plan: why not go back to the island and take it over themselves? And so begins a life-changing journey – because it turns out that opening a guest house and reliving their teenage dreams isn’t that easy . .

My Thoughts:

I was lucky enough to get a arc of this book, having never read any of Vanessa Greene’s books before I was not sure what to expect. I will definitely be reading more of her books. This story was brilliant, It was pretty much a perfect holiday read. I loved reading about all the girls stories and about what made them decide to come back to Paros. Vanessa has a real way with her descriptions of the place that you can almost feel the warm sun on your face and all the delicious food she describes made me feel very hungry. A perfect holiday read.

If you would like to pre order a copy, please click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beachside-Guest-House-Vanessa-Greene/

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The Italian Wife By Kate Furnivall

The Italian Wife By Kate Furnivall

Italy, 1932 — Mussolini’s Italy is growing from strength to strength, but at what cost?
One bright autumn morning, architect Isabella Berotti sits at a cafe in the vibrant centre of Bellina, when a woman she’s never met asks her to watch her ten-year-old daughter, just for a moment. Reluctantly, Isabella agrees — and then watches in horror as the woman climbs to the top of the town’s clock tower and steps over the edge.
This tragic encounter draws vivid memories to the surface, forcing Isabella to probe deeper into the secrets of her own past as she tries to protect the young girl from the authorities. Together with charismatic photographer Roberto Falco, Isabella is about to discover that secrets run deeper, and are more dangerous, than either of them could have possibly imagined . . .

My Thoughts:

I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book, which was brilliant as I have never read any of Kate Furnivall’s books before. Even though I don’t read many historical books I did however enjoy this one. It is a very descriptive story which brought the story more to life. I liked the characters and the way Isabella’s relationship with Rosa develops is very intriguing. An enjoyable book and I will be reading more of Kate’s books in the future.

If you would like to purchase this book, click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Italian-Wife-Kate-Furnivall