Wednesday 13 May 2020

Blog Tour: Review of Summer on a Sunny Island by Sue Moorcroft

Today I am part of the blog tour for Summer on a Sunny Island by Sue Moorcroft. The book is out now and you can click here to order your copy! I have a review to share with you today but don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour for more exclusive content and reviews!
Here's what it's all about...
When Rosa Hammond splits up from her partner Marcus after his gambling problem becomes too much to handle, she decides to take up her mum Dora’s offer of a summer in Malta. Not one to sit back and watch her daughter be unhappy, Dora introduces Rosa to Zach, in the hope that sparks will fly under the summer sun. But Rosa’s determined not to be swayed by a handsome man – she’s in Malta to work and that needs to be her focus.
Zach, meanwhile, is a magnet for trouble and is dealing with a fair few problems of his own. Neither Rosa or Zach are ready for a romance – but does fate have other ideas? And after a summer in paradise, will Rosa ever want to leave?

Review: It is no secret that I am a confirmed fan of Sue Moorcroft’s books; it is always exciting when a new one appears on my Kindle. Her stories always transport the reader to different destinations that they see through the eyes of interesting and varied characters. This one took me to Malta; I have visited there once on holiday, but this story gave me further insight into life there. As usual with Sue’s books, I was quickly immersed in the story, the descriptions of the setting so vivid that I could almost feel the Mediterranean sun on my skin.

The story revolves around Rosa and Zach, two people who find themselves in the same Maltese town, and indeed in neighbouring apartments, escaping from unhappy situations back home in the UK. Rosa is helping her chef mum with her new cookbook; Zach is fitting out new apartments for an aunt and also doing some youth work. As they get to know each other and enjoy the gorgeous summer weather and the island’s sights together in their spare time, each has problems to deal with which look like preventing any long term relationship.

Based on past experiences, I expected to enjoy this book, and I really did. As I have found previously with Sue’s books, this story is filled with realistic characters, the type who you meet every day, living a normal life with its familiar ups and downs, even in a sunny and beautiful setting. I was completely drawn into Rosa and Zach’s world, and ached for them as their troubles seemed to build and build as the story progressed. I had to admire Zach’s strength and understanding, shouldering the problems heaped on him by increasing numbers of his family and friends. In fact, I liked practically all of the characters in the book. I think that this is a perfect book for those looking to escape from the outside world for a little while and enjoy some sun in an exotic setting.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for such a glowing review! I'm really thrilled you enjoyed Summer on a Sunny Island with Rosa and Zach. Shame we can't be there in reality but 'book travel' will have to do. :-)