It may look at bit more wet outside as opposed to sunny, but I am hoping that my review of Sue Moorcroft’s, ‘A Summer to Remember’, brings the sunshine back into your lives today. Many thanks to Sabah and the team at Avon, for the blog tour invite and ARC.
COME AND SPEND SUMMER BY THE SEA!
WANTED! A caretaker for Roundhouse Row holiday cottages.
WHERE? Nelson’s Bar is the perfect little village. Nestled away on the Norfolk coast we can offer you no signal, no Wi-Fi and – most importantly – no problems!
WHO? The ideal candidate will be looking for an escape from their cheating scumbag ex-fiancé, a diversion from their entitled cousin, and a break from their traitorous friends.
WHAT YOU’LL GET! Accommodation in a chocolate-box cottage, plus a summer filled with blue skies and beachside walks. Oh, and a reunion with the man of your dreams.
PLEASE NOTE: We take no responsibility for any of the above scumbags, passengers and/or traitors walking back into your life…
GET IN TOUCH NOW TO MAKE THIS A SUMMER TO REMEMBER!
What does TWG think?
Would it be weird if I sat here and hugged this book, like physically squeezed into a gigantic hug? That’s normal…..right?
I loved this book. No, wait. I didn’t love it, I ABSOLUTELY OMG LOVED it. What a fantastic, laugh out loud, heart-warming, and addictive read this is!! Yes, there were a few characters who made me want to shout obscenities at the book. Cough-HugoandAlice-cough. I mean, the made me SO angry! Who did they think they were, walking into a place Alice hadn’t stepped for in for goodness knows how long, treating the place and people with disrespect? Hugo was a self absorbed cactus, and Alice, well, my opinion of her was so low, if I wrote it here then the sky would be turning blue!
Clancy Moss is a character you just want to wrap up in cotton wall. Despite all the schnitzel that comes her way, she holds her head up and gets on with things without doing what most people would do, and retaliate in a way which would make her out to be the bad person. Unfortunately for Clancy, the villagers in Nelson’s Bar assume that, because she and Alice are blood relatives, that they are exactly alike and refuse to accept Clancy for who she is and not who her blood line links to. I did feel for her. The poor woman was tarred before she had even opened her mouth. I’m genuinely surprised that she didn’t repack her belongings into her car and drive back to London!
Although, with London in mind, she shouldn’t have been made to leave it anyway, but of course that is information you will find out for yourself when you read the book. I have a feeling you’ll be rather annoyed for her, just like I was!
I absolutely flew through ‘A Summer to Remember’ in a matter of 2.5 hours. No joke. I just could NOT put it down! I loved the idyllic setting. I adored the flawed and addictive characters, each with their own little quirks which helped to make the book what it was. I also thought that the deep routed message of the storyline was so very poignant and beautifully written. Life really is like a box of chocolates – you’ll always pick one that you like, one that you dislike, and one that you can’t stop eating. A bit like relationships. Not that you’ll go and eat them…obviously. Well……..ahem. Anyway, love is a tricky business, and just because you feel as though you’re in love with the person of your dreams, someone new may come along and show you that, in actual fact, you’re not in love with them after all. The lines are easily blurred, that’s for sure!
I think that ‘A Summer to Remember’ should come with a miniature sized Nelson. I want one! He was such an adorable addition to the book, and it just goes to show that dogs do not need two eyes to be the most protective and loveable little creatures.
Sue Moorcroft made me feel as though I was on cloud 9 with this book. Obviously apart from the times I was angry on Clancy’s behalf, I’m sure that goes without saying! The storyline was full to the brim with drama, relationship drama, romance, poignant escapades, heart-warming chats, and hilarious one liners. I adored every single thing about ‘A Summer to Remember’, and I’ll tell you something for nothing; this may be about ‘A Summer to Remember’, but it most DEFINITELY is a book to remember!
Sue Moorcroft’s best book yet, without a bloomin’ doubt!!