I am delighted to be popping on my dancing shoes for today’s stop on the blog tour for ‘Costa Del Churros’ by Isabella May. Many thanks, as always, to RaRaResources for the blog tour invite and the ARC. Here is my review:
The rain in Spain doesn’t mainly fall on the plain…
Brits abroad Belinda, Julia, Laura and Georgina need more than the sweetness of churros with
chocolate dipping sauce to save them from their unsavoury states of affairs.
Cue Carmen Maria Abril de la Fuente Ferrera, the town’s flamboyant flamenco teacher! But can she
really be the answer to their prayers?
One thing’s for sure: the Costa del Sol will never be the same again.
What does TWG think?
Every time I see this cover on social media, my stomach lets out a hugely embarrassing growl. I have never had churros before. I mean, I’ve wanted to, who wouldn’t? Please say that I’m not the only one who gets rather hungry after seeing this cover…please?
Strictly Come Dancing may be about to kick off this weekend here in the UK, but Carmen Maria is fox trotting her way to teach people how to flamenco (see what I did there?). However, the four ladies who end up taking Carmen’s class, end up getting more than they bargained for as their friendship becomes united thanks to the art of dance.
At first, my opinion of ‘Costa Del Churros’ was awfully jaded as I struggled to find the link between the four characters the storyline focuses on. The four ladies couldn’t have been more chalk and cheese if they had tried and, whilst I wanted to like them, I couldn’t gel with them for quite a while.
That said, the more I learnt about them and their situation, the more empathetic I became. What started off as quite a slow burner, ended up becoming a novel which kept me thoroughly entertained. Isabella May’s humour is brilliantly entwined throughout the storyline from start to finish, giving her readers excellent one liners to feast on as they dream of the churros on the cover.
I do like a multiple viewpoint novel, but despite my earlier reservations, I found that the characters worked incredibly well together. I was just a little disappointed by the fact that I couldn’t gel with them as quickly as I would have liked.
A light-hearted, witty novel which brings the Spanish sunshine to you in only a way that Isabella May can.
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About the author.
Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalucia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively
inspired by the sea and the mountains. When she isn’t having her cake and eating it, sampling a new
cocktail on the beach, or ferrying her children to and from after school activities, she can usually be
found writing. As a co-founder and a former contributing writer for the popular online women’s
magazine, The Glass House Girls – http://www.theglasshousegirls.com – she has also been lucky enough to
subject the digital world to her other favourite pastimes, travel, the Law of Attraction, and Prince
(The Purple One). She has recently become a Book Fairy, and is having lots of fun with her
imaginative ‘drops’! Costa del Churros is her third novel with Crooked Cat Books, following on from
the hit sensations, Oh! What a Pavlova and The Cocktail Bar.