Wednesday 29 May 2019

Blog Tour: Guest Review of A Summer to Remember by Sue Moorcroft

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…

Review: I can honestly say that I have not read a Sue Moorcroft novel that I did not love. As a confirmed fan of her work, I was eagerly looking forward to this new book, and I am pleased to say that I was not disappointed. I devoured it in just a couple of sittings, the story holding my attention throughout. It has a wonderful setting of a small seaside village in Norfolk, where you could literally get away from it all, as technology has not reached it as yet, still an attractive quality for some of us.

The story revolves around Clancy, let down by her fiancé and work colleagues and forced to find both a new job and new home. She moves from London to sleepy Nelson’s Bar, where she takes over as caretaker for a few holiday cottages owned by her cousin, Alice. The job comes with a lovely cottage where I would love to live, even without mobile phone signal. Although it’s many years since she was there, Clancy has a connection with Nelson’s Bar and soon encounters some familiar faces. However, her reception isn’t friendly in all cases, especially from Aaron and his family, who are still struggling to recover from a wrong done to them by Alice. As time goes on, Clancy settles into life in the village and becomes entangled in village affairs. It also looks as though she may have found romance from an unexpected direction, but stuff seems always to be getting in the way. Are things going to work out for her in Nelson’s Bar, or is she going to have to find refuge elsewhere?

This is just such a good story. It is filled to the brim with interesting characters experiencing everyday problems we can all identify with. Although Clancy and her struggle to come to terms with what has happened to her are central to the story, there is so much more going on. This little Norfolk village is hiding all sorts behind its sleepy facade, just like any village you might come upon. There is literally never a dull moment in the story. Just when you think that it will all be tied up in the next chapter, something else turns up. Although we are taken down lots of side roads, I think this adds to the overall story and its believability. I can definitely recommend this book to Sue Moorcroft fans and as a wonderful introduction for those unfamiliar with her writing. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for such a positive review! I'm thrilled you enjoyed A Summer to Remember and your visit to Nelson's Bar. :-) Thanks also for taking part in the blog tour - I thoroughly appreciate it. Sue :-)