Sometimes it Happens by Pauline Barclay is a delightful, good fun, entertaining and charming tale of rags to riches millionaire lottery winner Doreen, who is staying at the elite Villas Bonitas with her fun loving daughter Trisha. Other residents at this exclusive villa complex are either on holiday at their home or are working here. There is an important message in the writing, that it doesn’t matter how much money you have, it doesn’t always make you a good person and certainly doesn’t always make you happy.
Pauline portrays people and places so well and so beautifully that you can imagine what the people and the places look like. Her descriptions made me melt into the book and become part of the exclusive community. At one point, I actually felt like I was sitting having coffee in the local café and could smell the salty sea air and fabulous café aromas, watching the plot unfold. I was definitely lying on a sunbed around the pool on numerous occasions, watching the many characters and their funny little mannerisms.
Sometimes it Happens is a great fairytale romance with a lot of laughs and tears along the way but with a perfect happy ending – just my type of tale. With a perfect amount of unexpected twists and turns, with lies and deceit mixed with happiness and luxury, this book left me hoping that Pauline will be writing more about these fabulously flamboyant characters that I have become good friends with.
Pauline Barclay, originally from
Yorkshire, gained a BA (Hons) degree from the Open University.
She now lives in Lanzarote, with her husband and two dogs, and spends her time writing fiction. She has three books published: Sometimes It Happens..., Magnolia House and Satchfield Hall. Find out more about Pauline at her website http://www.paulinebarclay.co.uk/.