Welcome to my stop on the A Summer of Secrets Blog Tour by Alice Ross and hosted by Neverland Blog Tours. I’m very pleased to be taking part and hope you enjoy my review.
A perfect, feel-good summer read about love, life and family.
One long hot summer. Secrets never stay buried for long…
Portia is determined to restore Buttersley Manor, her family’s crumbling ancestral home, to its former glory. Yet she has a feeling that there are a few forgotten skeletons in the dust-covered cupboards.
Jenny has put her life on hold for far too long. It’s time to finally start living and to dig up those hopes and dreams she’s kept hidden all these years – but is she brave enough?
Rich is happily married with a beautiful wife and lovely daughter. In fact, his world is perfect until a very unexpected consequence of his past walks through the door…
Joe would like nothing more than to travel back in time to when he and Gina were happy. But is it too late to rescue what they once had?
One thing’s for sure, nothing’s ever quite what it seems when it comes to life in the country!
In the village of Buttersley, this summer is going to expose the secrets of it’s residents.
Told from the point of view of a number of it’s residents, A Summer of Secrets, introduces us to several members of the village who we get to see in short snippets through the book. It had the potential to be quite confusing to follow but as it is written in the third person, it makes it far easier to follow as Alice Ross, regularly uses their names to ensure we know who we have moved on to.
Each of the characters has their own quirks and characteristics, and of course secrets. As the book progresses the secrets are revealed and we start to see how they deal with them and how members of the village come together to help each other.
Buttersley feels like an idealistic place to live, everyone knows each other, are super friendly and want to help each other.
A Summer of Secrets is an easy, happy read. It will leave you with a smile on your face and would be perfect with a bowl of strawberries and cream in the garden on a nice summers day.
Thank you very much to Alice Ross and Carina UK for a copy of the novel to review this book honestly for the blog tour.
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
About Alice Ross:
Alice Ross used to work in the financial services industry where she wrote riveting, enthralling brochures about pensions and ISAs that everyone read avidly and no one ever put straight into the bin.
One day, when nobody was looking, she managed to escape. Dragging her personal chef (aka her husband) along with her, she headed to Spain, where she began writing witty, sexy, romps designed to amuse slightly more than pension brochures.
Missing Blighty (including the weather – but don’t tell anyone), she returned five years later and now works part-time in the tourism industry.
When not writing, she can be found scratching out a tune on her violin, walking her dog in wellies two sizes too big (don’t ask!), or standing on her head in a yoga pose.
Title: A Summer of Secrets
Series: Countryside Dreams #2
Author: Alice Ross
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Carina UK
Publication Date: 9 May 2016
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
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