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!
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!