27.8.09

Review: A Romantic Getaway by Sarah Monk


I loved this book, I think it has only taken me just over a day to read it as I enjoyed it so much!
We meet sisters Marilyn and Liesel at the beginning of the book, they are struggling to make ends meet in their tiny London flat, plus they have Marilyn's five year old son Alex to provide for. This all changes when they discover that Alex has inherited a hotel in Cornwall from his great aunt Nancy. The only catch is that they have to run it for a season first, otherwise it is passed on to Godrich, Aunt Nancy's hypochondriac dog who they have also inherited!
So Marilyn, Liesel and Alex set off for their new life in Cornwall and it doesn't take them long to realise how huge the task they have undertaken is. However, they soon have a new group of friends and a love interest for both sisters in the form of the gorgeous local vet and the hotel's live-in handy man. But as with all good stories, things do not always go smoothly; the girls new life in idyllic Cornwall comes under attack and they have to fight for what they have come to love.
The characters in this book are brilliant, I am extremely close to my sister so I could totally identify with the relationship between Liesel and Marilyn. The setting was perfect too, I love the idea of a big old hotel in Cornwall, complete with a tower and eccentric employees.
If you want a good, light book that keeps you entertained from the very beginning then give A Romantic Getaway a go!

8 comments:

bookalicious said...

Ooh, I have this one at home, just haven't read it yet! Glad you enjoyed it! And how gorgeous is the cover?! :D

Dot said...

bookalicious- I know, I loved the cover, hope you enjoy reading it, I oculdn't put it down once I had started!

Nadia said...

What a fun read! Will definitely put it on my list of books to buy. And I will recommend it to my book group. Cheers!

Dot said...

Nadia- Thank you, hope you enjoy it!

chicklitreviews said...

Sounds like a fab read.

Also, congrats on your wedding!!!

Leah x

PS: Can you update our link on your sidebar to http://chicklitreviews.com Ta x

Dot said...

chicklitreviews- thank you! I'm going to do a bit of blog spring cleaning now so will update your link- love the new site by the way!

chicklitreviews said...

Love the sound of this, and the cover is so pretty!

Dot said...

chicklitreviews- I fell in love with the cover, it's a really good read!

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