Friday, 14 October 2016

Review : A Home in Sunset Bay by Rebecca Pugh

A Home In Sunset Bay

Published by : Carina
9 February 2016
Copy : Ebook - Reviewer purchased

The Blurb

Enough is enough! The always perfect Laurie Chapman had jumped in her car and raced as fast as she could from London heading to Sunset Bay and (she hopes!) the open arms of her estranged sister…

Mia Chapman loves running Dolly’s Diner in the picture-perfect coastal Cornish town of Sunset Bay. Now that her and Grandma Dolly’s dream is finally a reality Mia has never been prouder! Until Laurie suddenly turns up on her doorstep…

How can she forgive the sister who walked away?

Once upon a time Mia and Laurie were best friends. Back together after so long, the time has come for the sisters to figure out what went so wrong all those years ago – and whether they can ever put it right!

The Very Pink Notebook Review

This is the first of Rebecca Pugh's novels I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

After a long stint of reading darker, psychological thrillers this was a welcome breath of salty Cornish sea air.  I loved the beautifully descriptive ability of Rebecca's to really capture every sense, I felt fully placed in situ of the novel.

Mainly based around the adorable, Dolly's Diner, a restaurant inherited by main character Mia, I could really envisage the place (and smells of coffee, milkshakes, fries and doughnuts) and picture the staff waiting on the tables.  More than once I found myself wishing it was a real place.

Aside from the lovely imagery within her writing, the author also gives us a beautiful story of family.  Two sisters, once so close who have grown apart and living very different lives are suddenly thrust back together when the elder sister, Laurie, runs away from the heartbreak she suffers in London.

The story explores the bonds of sisterhood, sibling rivalry, the tricky concept of parental favouritism and good old fashioned romance. 

It is a gentle tale, one by which you will want to curl up with a mug of hot sweet tea, under your softest and favourite blanket and thickest cosiest socks on a cold winters evening, and it is guaranteed to warm you through and through... and I am pretty sure this is just what the author had in mind when she wrote this.

A Home in Sunset Bay receives a Very Pink Notebook rating of :

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