Title: Just for the Holiday
Author: Sue Moorcroft
Blurb: Summer in the south of France. Think long, lazy lunches, endless days stretched out by the pool, and carafes of wine on tap. Perfect, unless you have the world’s most troublesome family…
In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is, until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy.
Admittedly, this isn’t exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for – but it’s the one she’s got. With her sister Michele’s family falling apart at the seams, it’s up to Leah to pick up the pieces and try to hold them all together.
But with a handsome helicopter pilot staying next door, Leah can’t help but think she might have a few distractions of her own to deal with…
Review: This is this first of Sue Moorcroft’s books that I have read and I was not disappointed I loved it.
This is a perfect summer read.
Sue has created amazingly real characters that face very modern and real events that effect their holiday. It parts it is very funny. Sue writes in such a way that kept me guessing about what will happen next, sometimes I thought I knew what would happen but what actually happens is so much better.
Leah is a great strong character with so many layers to her and I fell in love with her and really hoped she would find her happy ending. It starts of as a typical family holiday, lovely but then secrets soon start to appear. The pregnancy really sets the cat amongst the pigeons and what follows this revelation brings out another layer to Leah that even she didn’t realise she had. It just shows that whatever happens we always find away to cope and a handsome helicopter pilot who speaks French does help.
I was very sad to leave this family once the story came to an end. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will be seeking out more books by Sue Moorcroft to read.
This book comes highly recommended to anyone who likes a good holiday romance with added funny family twists and turn along the way.