Sunday, 1 April 2018

Book Tour | The Girl Who Came Home - Sweet Home Summer

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Sometimes, home really is where the heart is…
Leaving behind her hi-flying career in London, Isla Brookes has had enough. Burnt out and tired of an unfulfilling profession and lousy boyfriends, it’s time for her to go home.
Arriving back in cosy Bibury to stay with her grandmother, Bridget, everything is charmingly familiar. Even her childhood sweetheart, Ben, is as handsome as she remembered…
And when she discovers a stack of long-forgotten Valentine’s Day cards, Isla, with the help of Ben, begins to realise exactly what is most important in life.

Sweet Home Summer
by Michelle Vernal

  • Publisher: HarperImpulse (22 Mar. 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 0008226547
  • Rating: 4/5

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Not the most original of plots but I actually really enjoyed Sweet Home Summer. As my first read from Michelle Vernal I had that familiar pang of uncertainty as to whether I'd like her work but it turned out that I really do, something I concluded after just a couple of chapters.

The story of Sweet Home Summer follows Isla Brookes as she makes the brave decision to return home to where she grew up. Back in the familiar surroundings of comfort and home, Isla reunites with her childhood sweetheart and they reminisce of times gone by.

Since her time away from home Isla lost track of what was truly important in life and after finding some old Valentine's cards she soon starts to piece her life back together and live the life she'd always really wanted at heart.

The charming story of Sweet Home Summer has a lot of meaning behind it and it has an enlightening feel about it. Too many people, myself included, lose touch of who they are due to social demands so to recapture your inner self is something magical and should be treasured. 

In my opinion, the writing style of Michelle Vernal would suit anyone who also loves reading Daisy James and Cathy Bramley. I give four out of five stars for Sweet Home Summer just because I couldn't relate to the characters. Harsh but that's something I like in a book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone thinking of reading it.

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