Frazzled workaholic Evie Johnson has finally had enough! When she’s blamed for a publicity disaster at the art gallery she loves, she decides to flee the bright lights of London for the sun-drenched shores of Corfu and turn her life upside-down.
Under the shade of the olive trees, she picks up her dusty paintbrushes and begins to chase the dreams she had put aside for so long. But she never expected to bump into drop-dead- gorgeous Sam Bradbury – and certainly not whilst wrapped only in a towel!
A summer fling is the last thing Evie wanted but a few stolen kisses under the stars might just begin to change her mind…
What does TWG think?
Daisy James is back with yet another light-hearted and easy read, perfect for the hidden Picasso’s and Corfu lovers! Just like Daisy James’ previous novels, I adored the concept of ‘Sunshine After the Rain’ – beautiful setting, nicely thought out characters, and of course a budding romance.
So, Evie lost her job in the art galley she worked at in bustling London. With a huge dent in her pride and self-esteem, Evie takes herself off to Corfu for a life re-evaluation, including opening her box full of dreams which she has kept locked away for far too long.
Whilst I enjoyed the shell of this novel, I struggled to find a happy medium with the art influence that was captured within the storyline itself. I don’t know much about art, but I do feel that I have learnt something thanks to Daisy James’ book. Maybe ‘Sunshine After the Rain’ is more aimed at people who know a little more about art than a Campbell’s tin of soup.
As always, the romance part of the novel was totally ‘awwwww’ worthy. It was lovely to see a different, flirty side to Evie; even if the romance candle took a while to burn.
Overall I thought that ‘Sunshine After the Rain’ was a pleasant enough read with such a cosy interior. Not my favourite Daisy James novel I’ll be honest, but still an enjoyable read nonetheless.
Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and- green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. Her husband and young son were willing samplers of her baking creations which were triple-tested for her debut novel, The Runaway Bridesmaid. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.
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