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Release Date: 10th June 2019 / Publisher: HQ Digital
The Greenley Players are back practicing their Shakespeare and, as usual, things aren’t going to plan.
Sarah Powell is fed up with her sad single status and when her estranged father walks back into her life things get even worse. Can dishy doctor Finn MacDonald mend her broken heart and help her figure things out?
TV star, Nate Hardy’s career is going from strength to strength until his performance is interrupted and he has to flee the West End to hide away in Greenley. Will he ever get his career back on track or will Sarah and the rest of Greenley’s madcap residents capture his heart forever?
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This book was a perfect summer read! My first book by this author, and you know it’s going to be a good book when it had me laughing by the end of the first chapter. With the story focussing on Sarah and her love life (or lack of it), the book opens with Sarah and Dean’s blind date at the local Chinese buffet restaurant. Apart from making me very hungry, Sarah’s predicament made me realise how lucky I am to be well out of the dating game! By the end of Sarah’s date, I was well and truly hooked and even though it seemed to be part of a series, I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything!
This book also brought back the actors and actresses of the local amateur dramatic group of the small village where Sarah lives and of which Sarah has joined to keep herself busy. Here we, and Sarah, meet Nate, an actor who is leaving London somewhat under a cloud. I didn’t initially like Nate’s character but as the story moves on, you begin to understand more of his character and he becomes much more likeable. It’s obvious that Sarah and Nate will become romantically involved, but it’s not your typical romantic read as it doesn’t just focus on their relationship as a couple but also on their relationship within the theatre. The story revolving around the theatre group and their next production is just as captivating as Sarah’s love-life, and I found myself really getting involved in this part of the story!
This was a completely different book to what I was expecting, and I really enjoyed it! The storyline was great, the characters were all so likeable and easily relatable and it had both funny and tender moments within in. I would definitely recommend, and I’m now off to read the first book, The Little Theatre on the Seafront to complete the story!
KATIE GINGER lives in the South East of England, by the sea, and apart from holidays to very hot places where you can sit by a pool and drink cocktails as big your head, she wouldn’t really want to be anywhere else. Summer Season on the Seafront is Katie’s second novel. Her debut novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront was shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year award. She is also the author of some cosy mystery short stories. Katie loves making her characters either fall in love, or killing them off – it depends on her mood!
When she’s not writing, Katie spends her time drinking gin, or with her husband, trying to keep alive her two children: Ellie, who believes everything in life should be done as a musical number from a West End show; and Sam, who is basically a monkey with a boy’s face. And there’s also their adorable King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit (yes, he is named after the crisps!).