The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse by Cressida McLaughlin

Robin, like many of us, has dreams. When tragedy forces her to leave London, and her job as joint manager of the Once in a Blue Moon Days events firm, she heads to her parents’ house. Except “home” for Robin’s family is a guesthouse in a small Devon town.
I really liked how supportive Robin’s best friend Molly was, and they both seemed the kind of friends I look for in real life. Robin finds herself in charge of the guesthouse which has been in the family for years and decides a perfect project will be to rebrand it. She creates rooms with their own character to create a truly unique holiday spot for her guests. Luckliy, she has Molly to help out. Her ex boyfriend makes some unwelcome appearances and Will, literally the “guy next door” turns up at just the right time with his adorable dog. Robin has an equally cute cat and with the animals thrown into the mix, Cressida McLaughlin creates an idyllic setting.

This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by this author, and the writing style is perfect escapism. A perfect holiday read. In fact, listening to this book via VoiceOver on my iPad was so relaxing and Cressida McLaughlin’s writing style made the story such an easy and interesting listen that I was gripped by a sudden desire for a beachside holiday myself, and couldn’t stop fantisising about going away for the perfect beachside break!

4.5 stars.

Thanks so much to Cressida McLaughlin and the publisher for the eARC via NetGalley. This is just a perfect summer read, and anyone who has been to the Dorset coast as I have on many a family holiday will be amazed at the realistic descriptions of the area that completely envelope the reader in the story. It certainly left me feeling nostalgic and wanting to read more of Cressida’s books from the series. A real gem!

Author: Katherine

Hi, I'm Katherine. Words have been a passion of mine for years. Books are my go-to way to relax. I am a hopeless romantic as well as a book, fashion and beauty fanatic. I am addicted to purple (even my electric wheelchair is purple). I live with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus and am registered legally blind due to multiple visual impairments. I have been blogging (with the aid of assistive technology) since 2014 as I wanted a space for my musings on the Internet. Here, you'll find book, makeup and beauty product reviews writing-related posts as well as general chats about life. So feel free to join me. Because life is beautiful.

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