Stella and Amy are back in their home in Cornwall after their father disappears. They mother doesn’t seem too concerned by his sudden disappearance and Stella and Amy have their own problems to deal with. Stella has to face her relationship with her father with whom she’s been estranged for the last twenty years and she can’t seem to have a normal relationship with her teenage son who spends most of his time with his phone. Amy is still grieving the death of her husband two years earlier and she is now pregnant after a one-night stand with a guy who followed her to Cornwall to try to convince her to not have the baby.
I enjoyed this novel so much that I read it in two days even though it’s 400 pages long. It’s funny and emotional at the same time. The characters are witty and engaging and the settings – Cornwall and Portugal – are very atmospheric with plot and subplots that keep you glued to the page. This is certainly a book that you should add to your reading list! (NP)
Hannah is a single mum with a very supportive family who does everything they can to support her dream of becoming a fashion designer. With the opportunity to get her name "out there", she jumps at the chance to design a dress for an old friend and meets Harry Fontaine, a famous chef and unrivalled cynic.
I absolutely loved this book. The book, part of the Cherry Pie Island series, was romantic, and thoughtful, happy and sad all at the same time. The characters were complex and real and demonstrated how our past experiences could either set the course for the rest of our lives, for better or worse. Or we could decide to make choices to mirror what we want. (KARM)