Title: The New Beginnings Coffee Club
Author: Samantha Tonge
Release Date: May 5th 2017
Pages: 384 pages
Genre: Chick Lit, Romance
Jenny Masters finds herself living the modern dream. Wife to a millionaire, living in a mansion and mother to Kardashian-obsessed ten-year-old April, there isn’t anything missing. Until, her whole world comes crashing down, forcing Jenny and April to leave behind their glittering life and start over with nothing.
With village gossip following her wherever she goes, she finds refuge and a job in the new coffee shop in town. As the days pass Jenny fears she doesn’t have what it takes to pick herself back up and give April the life she always wanted to. But with the help of enigmatic new boss Noah, and housemate Elle, Jenny realises it’s never too late to become the woman life really intended you to be!
Jenny has been living a wonderful life, but when it comes crashing down one day, she has to create a new life for herself and her daughter. It’s difficult and different at first, especially for her daughter April, but in time everything settles into place. Can Jenny and April find happiness after such a big life change?
It’s a great book, way more thought-provoking and deeper than I’d expected from the colorful cover. I loved how strong and determined Jenny was and how she made everything work despite the fact how her husband treated her. It had a great combination of serious topics and light hearted moments. A great read!
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where you have to answer these questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m really enjoying both of these books. At the Stroke of Midnight is very funny and Avalanche of Trouble is suspenseful and so-so good.
It’s what I’ve read in two weeks, I didn’t have much time read, but I enjoyed all four books.
I’ll be reading an arc of If the Coffin Fits and the second book in the series In Bed with the Beast to prepare myself to read an arc of the third book releasing next month.
Title: To Rome, with Love
Author: T.A. Williams
Release Date: February 17th 2017
Pages: 204 pages
Genre: Chick Lit, Romance
A summer of second chances…
Just a week before her big day, Sarah returns home to find a note from her husband-to-be – the wedding’s off! So when her boss decides to send her on an epic cycling trip, from Venice to Rome, it seems like the perfect distraction…
Although she never expected the distraction to come in the form of her oh-so-handsome, but slightly serious, cycling companion, Miles. And with still 600 miles of beautiful scenery, mouthwatering food and delicious wine yet to cover, anything could happen!
Sarah’s fiancee leaves her a week before the wedding and when her boss decides to send her on a cycling trip, from Venice to Rome, it feels like a blessing to her. Along with Sarah, her two new future bosses Miles and Paul are also cycling the same route. Along the cycling tour Sarah is drawn to one of the bosses. Will the journey mend Sarah’s broken heart that she’s ready to open her heart to new love?
I absolutely adored the setting and descriptions of the food make you want to grab a bite. The characters and the overall atmosphere were really good and definitely makes you want to go to Italy right away. A great lighthearted book, perfect to pick up during the summer.
Title: There’s Something About Cornwall
Author: Daisy James
Release Date: March 8th 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A knight in a shining camper van!
Life is far from picture perfect for food photographer, Emilie Roberts. Not only has her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, he’s also stolen her dream assignment to beautiful Venice! Instead, Emilie is heading to the wind-swept Cornish coast…
Emilie doesn’t think it can get any worse – until disaster strikes on the very first day! And there’s only one man to rescue this damsel in distress: extremely hunky surfing instructor, Matt Ashby.
Racing from shoot to shoot in a bright orange vintage camper van, Matt isn’t the conventional knight in shining armour – but can he make all of Emilie’s fairy tale dreams come true?
Emilie has just split from her boyfriend, who stole her Venice assignment job. Her friend Alice persuades Emilie to take the job in Cornwall as a food photographer for Lucinda, who is a famous TV chef. Emilie and Alice go to Cornwall in a camper van, which Emilie didn’t expect. The first day of work didn’t go as planned, but Lucinda gave Emilie another chance and girls decide to go at a beach party. At the party Emilie meets Matt, with whom she feels a connection. When the party was over Alice accidentally breaks her ankle and she’s no longer able to drive Emilie. Alice suggests that Matt could help with the driving and that’s where the real Cornish adventure starts.
It’s a great book with great humor and realistic characters. I enjoy the author’s writing style and I’ll definitely be picking up more books in the future.
Title:My Very Italian Holiday
Author: Sue Roberts
Release Date: August 1st 2018
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance
A beautiful guesthouse, a fresh start and a hunky Italian. Does it sound too good to be true?
Once upon a time, thirty-year-old Gina was on top of the world. Running a gorgeous hotel in the Lake District with her husband Adam was a dream come true. But then her world was turned upside down.
When Adam tragically passes away, Gina is left all alone. Her friends and her sister try to cheer Gina up with wine-fuelled karaoke nights and plenty of gossip – yet life has never quite been the same.
But when an Italian guest comes to stay at her B&B, change is in the air. Before long, Gina finds herself in Lake Como, thousands of miles away from her life – and her heartbreak. But it’s not all picturesque mountains, pizza and prosecco. The crumbling lakeside guesthouse that Fabio has inherited from his family needs some serious TLC. Is she up to the challenge?
As Gina and Fabio work in close quarters, sparks start to fly. But Fabio has a secret he is scared to share, and Gina has her past to come to terms with. Does her heart belong back home or is a life in the sun – with a very handsome Italian – just the change of scenery she needs?
Gina lost her husband to a tragic accident two years ago, but now she’s running a hotel in the Lake District with her sister. It was her dream to run it with her husband, but unfortunately things didn’t go that way. One day when Fabio comes to visit his uncle, he stays at Gina’s B&B. Gina and Fabio both run B&B, although Fabio lives and works in Italy. She starts to fall for him, but she still thinks about her husband. Gina decides to go to on holiday to Lake Como and visit Fabio. Gina and Fabio both have a past to overcome, can they find their happiness together?
It’s the second book by the author and I’ve quite enjoyed both reads. The cover and the blurb made me think it’s more about the Italian holiday than it actually was, but it was well written and I enjoyed it nevertheless. It’s a great summery read.