Friday, July 21, 2017

Suddenly Engaged by Julia London

Suddenly Engaged is an engaging story and I liked every bit of it except the title.  I'm just not sure where the suddenly comes in to play.  So pay no attention to the title, put on your beach hat, and enjoy the story of Kyra, Dax, and six years old Ruby Coconuts.

Kyra is the hard working single mother of precocious Ruby.  Dax is the grumpy neighbor whose wife left him for his partner, and Ruby is the red headed, pigtailed, bundle of cuteness.

The story is well crafted and the characters are nice to get to know. The plot has a few unexpected turns that keep the reader interested and, if you are like me, wanting to read more from the author.

Thoroughly enjoyable book.

Monday, July 10, 2017

A French Affair

This is my fourth book by Katie Fford and it may just be my favorite.  I say may be because I think she writes the perfect summer/beach read and this really is a feel good summer read.

Gina and her sister inherit their aunt's antique stall in The French House and a small amount of money, with the stipulation that if they make a profit there will be a bit more.  Gina jumps wholeheartedly into learning the business with the help of Matthew, the owner of The French House.  As she learns the antique business, she also uses her PR background and suggests ways to improve the business for all the vendors.

The plot of this book is well crafted, with several twists and turns to keep the reader interested from the first chapter to the last.

I was given a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.