Title: The Summer House by The Sea
Author: Jenny Oliver
Blurb: Every Summer has its own story…
For Ava Brown, the backdrop to all her sun-drenched memories – from her first taste of chocolate-dipped churros to her very first kiss – is her grandmother’s Summerhouse in the sleepy Spanish seaside town of Mariposa.
Returning for one last summer, Ava throws herself into a project her grandmother would be proud of. Café Estrella – once the heart of the sleepy seaside village – now feels more ramshackle than rustic. Just like Ava, it seems it has lost its sparkle.
Away from the exhausting juggle of London life, Ava realises somehow her life has stopped being…happy. But being back at the Summer house by the sea could be the new beginning she didn’t even realise she needed…
Review: This book is defiantly a holiday read. On a rainy day it takes you away right to the heat of Spain.
I really liked this book. It is about a sister and her brother who have got a little lost in life, and forget what is most important to them. Being back in the heart of the community surrounding the Summer House reminds them of lost family happiness. I feel in love with all the quirky characters that come to dine at the local Café. This is the Café that with a little love gives back to the community and the Brown family.
This is a well written book and gives great insight into the characters minds their thoughts and feelings. I did worry at a point that it did this a little too much but it wasn’t a problem it brought so much more to the story.
I recommend this book for anyone who likes a romantic, women’s fiction set in sun drenched Spain.
A beautiful holiday read.