Wednesday 18 June 2014

Review: Two Weddings and a Baby by Scarlet Bailey

Tamsyn Thorne has not been back to her home town of Poldore for five long years.

But now her brother, Ruan, is about to get married and she has no excuses left.

Her plans to arrive in Cornwall looking chic and successful are dashed when a huge storm turns her from fashion goddess to a drowned rat. Worse, she ends up insulting the local hunky vicar – and then finds a tiny baby abandoned in his churchyard…

Review: so exciting to have a summer release from Scarlet Bailey this year. I don't know how the queen of Christmas managed to squeeze it in but she has done it again! This is an awesome story, completely addictive and something that everyone must read. One of the best things about this story is that it carries on from where we left Poldore in this authors latest Christmas work and so we get to catch up with old friends, in particular the loveable Buoy who saves the day constantly and of course, the lovely Alex who I'm sure you'll have fallen in love with if you've read the previous novel. If you are planning on reading Just For Christmas and haven't already, then you should read that first because this book will be full of spoilers. If you don't want to read Just For Christmas (although you should-it's awesome) then this works perfectly as a stand alone novel. If, like me, you've been excited about this novel since you read Just For Christmas, then you won't be disappointed by the turnout in this fab story! 

There is drama galore in this book. We have storms destroying towns, lost babies, but who is the mother? Wedding dresses that have to be created at the drop of a hat and warring siblings who may or may not make it up by the big day! And that's just in the first chapter! Honestly, if you're looking for a book with more twists and turns than the Monaco racetrack then you've found it here! At no point though, do you feel as if anything is unrealistic or simply sensationalist, all of the events in this book could have happened, and as you get deeper into the storyline, gasping at each page turn, you will be so absorbed in the story that of course you'll know that the vicar is going to have a whole cupboard full of dirty secrets that form a key to one of the plot twists! 

The characters in the novel are great. As well as the old favourites from the previous book we get to meet the sexy new vicar who is also a dab hand at changing nappies. Tamsyn who has just returned to Poldore from Paris and who has a complete personality transfer over the course of the book. The verger Catriona Merryweather (what an awesome name!) who has some serious secrets of her own and of course baby Mo who you will instantly fall in love with. These guys merge really well with the other characters in the novel and each play a major part in tying the whole story together. 

You honestly won't be able to put this book down, so keen will you be to find out what happens next. There is a storing message of friendship and family that runs throughout the novel and of course there is the wonderful setting in Poldore which will have you aching for the sea! You will gasp, you will laugh and you will find yourself willing two characters to hurry up and get it on already. A fab book for summer from the wonderful Scarlet Bailey! 

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