Thursday 7 May 2020

Summer On A Sunny Island - Sue Moorcroft || Blog Tour

The #1 bestseller is back with your perfect holiday read! 

When Rosa Hammond splits up from her partner Marcus after his gambling problem becomes too much to handle, she decides to take up her mum Dora’s offer of a summer in Malta. Not one to sit back and watch her daughter be unhappy, Dora introduces Rosa to Zach, in the hope that sparks will fly under the summer sun. But Rosa’s determined not to be swayed by a handsome man – she’s in Malta to work and that needs to be her focus.

 Zach, meanwhile, is a magnet for trouble and is dealing with a fair few problems of his own. Neither Rosa or Zach are ready for a romance – but does fate have other ideas? And after a summer in paradise, will Rosa ever want to leave?

 A heartwarming, escapist book to lose yourself in this summer from bestselling author Sue Moorcroft, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Cathy Bramley.

I am a big fan of Sue Moorcroft and i am also a big fan of sunny beachy reads that in this day and age take you on a virtual holiday, i mean i feel like im on a travelling vacation at the moment with my books and Summer on a Sunny Island takes us over to Malta.

Firstly, i was already excited about this book massively after seeing Sue on alot of virtual book events and her discussion and chatter of both her own time in Malta and those of the characters had me eager to delve in and discover the place she holds so warmly in her heart.

Rosa has split from her partner after he gambled most of their money away and it was starting to get too out of hand, and impacting them both. A long summer in Malta with her mum Dora who is attend a reunion whilst working on her new book. Dora not one to see her daughter unhappy suggests a bit of light summer romance and suggests a date with Zach. Well - they are both very clear it is not a date, and surprisingly they have good fun with the pressure of dating taken off them both.

Zach has his own issues to deal with and on top of that seems to be attracting trouble wherever he goes. However as the summer pans out before them, the pair seem to be at their own crossroads and maybe fate has different plans for them.

This book was delightfully warm, funny and endearing. I loved getting to discover Malta - and you could tell the descriptions were authentic, i could feel the warm summer sun on me as i turned the pages with my wine growing warmer just like Rosa.

The narrative flowed evenly over the time we spent with Rosa as she discovered what she really wanted from her life as well as spending time discovering what Malta has to offer including the youth centre which i felt really allowed the reader to embrace the culture and not just visit as a reading tourist.

I loved Rosa as a main character, she was kind with a warm heart and unsure of herself but wanting to do right and support all those around her - including her snivelling ex who did not deserve any of her help she still embraced the negatives. Whilst Zach was as equally grand to read about, at first glance he seems slightly rough around the edges but his heart was so good and nice. He seemed to find trouble in aid of helping authors, but all he ever was doing was trying to support those who needed it. Not that some of his family saw that.

Overall this read was the perfect form of escapism and a great way to take a holiday on a reading book tour like i am. It was light, funny and contains alot of sunshine. What more could you ask for in a  book.

I rated this 4/5 and was gifted an e-arc for the blog tour but this has not influenced my review.
Get your copy on Amazon here

Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times and international bestselling author and has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle. She’s won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary. Sue’s novels of love and life are currently released by publishing giant HarperCollins in the UK, US and Canada and by an array of publishers in other countries.

 Her short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses have appeared around the world. 

Born into an army family in Germany, Sue spent much of her childhood in Cyprus and Malta but settled in Northamptonshire at the age of ten. An avid reader, she also loves Formula 1, travel, time spent with friends, dance exercise and yoga.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you so much for this glorious review, Em. I'm delighted you enjoyed your book holiday to Malta. :-) Thanks for participating in the Summer on a Sunny Island blog tour. I appreciate it.


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