Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Summer Of Serendipity Book Review

Blooming Fiction, lifestyle blog, The Summer Of Serendipity Book Review

One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it.

'The Welcome House' is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.

While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she's remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel.

But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious 'Welcome House'? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness?

The Summer Of Serendipity
by Ali McNamara

Publisher: Sphere
Publish Date: 13 July 2017
ISBN-10: 0751566209
Rating: 5/5


Ahead of publication day for Ali McNamara's latest novel, The Summer Of Serendipity. I write this review just a mere 20 minutes after closing the book and all I can think of is how much I enjoyed it. After reading Letters From Lighthouse Cottage I knew I had to have more from Ali McNamara and I'm so glad I went back for seconds!

The Summer Of Serendipity tells the story of Ren as she scours the beautiful Irish countryside of Ballykiltara for the ideal house for her latest client. Finding just any house won't do so when she finds Welcome House Ren knows this is the house that ticks all the boxes. However, there are many stories surrounding this house which make it an appealing and important piece of the area's history. So there's the slight problem of Ren getting her hands on it.

In a book that gently nods towards something like Disney's National Treasure, The Summer Of Serendipity is an adventure which involves intellect, love, passion and curiosity. At the beginning of the story it seems we are heading on a journey of house hunting in a beauty spot. However, as the plot progresses we are treated to a new direction of storyline as Ren delves deeper into the mysteries told over a few pints of Irish favourite, Guinness.

Of course the story wouldn't be complete without a touch of romance with the lovely sounding Finn. A man who loves animals is always a winner with me so a man and his dog is more than welcome in this lovely story of discovery. That being said .... there isn't loads of romance featured in The Summer Of Serendipity but there is just enough to add an element of warmth between the characters which leads to warm friendships and long lasting connections in the small settlement of Ballykiltara. 
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  1. I'll definitely have to check this book out further. It seems like a perfect read for this time of the year. Thanks for introducing it to me, and for an awesome review!

    I'm new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I'd love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

    1. Do give it a read it's great! Welcome to the world of blogging :D


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