Friday, 6 June 2014

Review - A Summer to Remember by Victoria Connelly

About the book

Nina is not sure how it happened, but somewhere along the way, she lost track of where it was all going.  So one, fateful day, she makes a brave decision: she's going to leave it all behind.

Taking a job deep in the English countryside, Nina does just that.  Ensconced at The Old Mill, she settles into daily life with the Milton family, where she works as a researcher for aspiring author Dudley.

With endless summer days stretching out ahead of her, Nina couldn't be happier.  But her quiet life is soon interrupted when the handsome Milton boys return home -  for they plan to make sure this really is a summer to remember. 

What did I think?

It was a lovely, gentle read which filled me full of warm summer moments.  I loved the main character of Nina and I loved the sound of the Old Mill House.  Would have been quite happy to go and live there myself and drink endless cups of tea in the glorious garden.

I personally found the story quite predictable but that was what I actually loved about it and the ending was exactly the ending I wanted.   The characters were all very easy to love and relate to and I actually felt part of the family and was looking forward to the party as if I was going to it myself. 

It was a charming, delightful, heart-warming book that does everything that a book should do in my opinion.  Left me feeling full of love, full of hope and full of joy!  Another fabulous Victoria Connelly book to add to my collection.

About the author

Victoria Connelly was brought up in Norfolk and studied English literature at Worcester Uni before becoming a teacher in North Yorkshire.  After getting married in a medieval castle and living in London for 11 years, she moved to rural Suffolk with her artist husband and ever-increasing menagerie of animals.

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