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Second Chance Summer by Phillipa Ashley #Review

  I an delighted to be part of the celebrations for Phillipa Ashley's Summer novel, Second Chance Summer which was published by Penguin on June 6th. From the moment Lily Harper arrives at a remote retreat on the breath-taking Scilly Isles, she is itching to get back to civilisation - and her thriving business. Slowing Down simply isn't in her vocabulary, and so she quickly clashes with the gorgeous but dour Sam who runs the retreat. Just as Lily is about to give up and leave, disaster strikes, and she is involved in an incident that changes her perspective on everything. Lily is no longer sure she wants to return to the life she thought she loved. But will she have the courage to give the retreat, and Sam, a second chance? Praise for the Author ‘Full of genuine warmth and quirky characters’   Woman’s Own ‘Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!’ Jill Mansell ‘Utterly glorious … one of the freshest voices to emerge in women's fiction today’   Cl

Autumn Dreams at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett #Review


I couldn't be happier to introduce the second in the Mermaids Point series by Sarah Bennett. Autumn Dreams at Mermaids Point was published by Boldwood Books on 23rd September so it is hot off the press!  

 When her dreams of young love were cruelly shattered, Nerissa Morgan found it hard to move on. Now, at forty-three, everyone around her is enjoying life while she’s just going through the motions. With her boss retiring and rumours of a new doctor coming in to take over the practice she manages, change is coming, whether she’s ready for it or not.

Following the death of his beloved wife, Tom Nelson buried himself in work at his busy inner-London GP practice. When his teenage children find themselves in trouble at school, he realises he’s completely lost touch with them. Desperate to reconnect before it’s too late, he whisks his family away to the pretty seaside village of Mermaids Point determined to make a fresh start.

But all is not as idyllic as it seems. With his predecessor reluctant to let go of the reins and the children as distant as ever, the last thing Tom needs is an undeniable attraction to the woman he unexpectedly finds himself sharing a roof with…

Warm, escapist, feel-good and altogether brilliant story-telling from bestselling author Sarah Bennett. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley and Milly Johnson.

 My Thoughts

This is a warm hug of a book, just right for some Autumn reading! If you have read its predecessor, you'll be delighted to meet up again with some familiar characters and to see how life in Mermaids Point is progressing. Family is once again at the heart of the story. This novel revolves around Nerissa and the new doctor, Tom along with his family. Both Tom and Nerissa have past loves and this is a slow burn romance set against the difficulties a couple of teenagers can bring.

    What you never doubt is Nerissa's kindness and her good sense. Although she takes the time to look back and remember, she never loses sight of the need to be hopeful and positive about her future. The ties between the Morgan family prove as strong as ever and Mermaids Point is just such a delightful place to meet them. Warm, uplifting, joyful- these are all words to describe this lovely read. With a Christmas novella to look forward to, this gentle story will carry you through to all that festive reading which is coming over the hill!

In short: New starts and old friends

About the Author

Sarah Bennett is the bestselling author of several romantic fiction trilogies including those set in Butterfly Cove and Lavender Bay. Born and raised in a military family she is happily married to her own Officer and when not reading or writing enjoys sailing the high seas.


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Book Links: Amazon UK   

Thanks to Sarah Bennett,  Boldwood Books and Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the Tour.
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