BOOK REVIEW: Wildflower Bay by Rachel Lucas

Isla's got her dream job as head stylist at the most exclusive salon in Edinburgh. The fact that she's been so single-minded in her career, that she's forgotten to have a life has completely passed her by- until disaster strikes. Out of options, she heads to the remote island of Auchenmor to help out her aunt who is in desperate need of an extra pair of scissors at her salon.
A native to the island, Finn is thirty-five and reality has just hit him hard. His best friends are about to have a baby and everything is changing. When into his life walks Isla...

Publisher: Pan
Pages: 352

Rachel Lucas is a new author for me, I loved the cover for Wildflower Bay when it arrived and I couldn't wait to read it. It was only once I'd finished that I read that Rachel's two previous novels are set on the same island but don't worry if you've not read them either as this is very much a stand-alone book.
Isla is working as head stylist in one of Edinburgh's top salons when she suddenly has the day from hell. Finding herself with two months free time on her hands, Isla is feeling a little lost. Luckily, her Aunt Jessie asks her for help; she needs to go and stay with her daughter and Isla would be the perfect person to look after her hair salon while she's away. Isla is very much used to city life so the tiny island of Auchenmor is quite a shock and she is immediately counting down the days until she can return home.
Finn McArthur, a native of the island is also a little lost. Those closest to him seem to have everything sorted and are settling down but she just seems to be floundering. Then he bumps into Isls and starts to see the world a little differently.
Rachel Lucas has written a truly lovely book. Her writing is witty, inviting and comforting. The more I got to know Isla, the more I liked her. Her interactions with Finn are great and add a lovely, romantic element to the book. The setting was perfect, Rachel Lucas provides vivid descriptions of Auchenmor and it is an integral part of the story.
Wildflower Bay by Rachel Lucas does not disappoint, make sure you read it.

Many thanks to Pan for sending me a copy of the book to review.


Jean Bull said...

Thanks, Dot, for your review. It's on my list of books to read already: I'll have to move it up!

Dot said...

It's a really lovely read Jean, I hope that you enjoy it too xx

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