Annie's Holiday by the Sea
Salt Bay is beautiful and Annie begins to kindle a bond with her great-aunt Alice. Even though there is zero phone signal and the locals – including the gorgeous but broodin ...more
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The plot very much reminded me of romantic comedies (especially the film "New in Town" with Rene Zellweger) where posh city girl goes to the middle of nowhere, clashes almost right away with handsome, but belligerent local-yokel, thinks she can hardly wait to get away, but destiny has something altogether different in store, as you can guess.
And while this book, does not hold any surprises story- ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Annie's Lovely Choir by the sea.
It has the perfect mix of mystery, romance, secrets, friendship, feel good tunes, funny moments and twists you don't see coming!
I devoured this book in 2days I just had to keep reading to find out the truth.
Annie is between jobs and she's just caught her boyfriend sleeping with he's work colleague.
So when a letter turns up she stuffs it into her bag... burning a hole she gives in and decides t ...more
Have you ever picked up a book at just exactly the right time, it’s like the stars align and everything just fits into place perfectly? That’s what happened when I picked up this splendid book, it was the breathe of fresh I needed at exactly the right moment and I absolutely fell in love.
Annie was the type of character that I formed a bond with right away, she’s so well formed that it was very easy for me to imagine her leaping from the pages ...more
The setting was just wonderful. I was very envious of Annie. It felt a bit like Escape To The Country. Alice’s house I was constantly visualising it in my head and was wishing that I could go and join both characters by staying there.
There are so many great characters in th ...more
When Annie received an unexpected letter from her great-aunt Alice she didn't even know about, she's a bit hesitant to even open it, but after reading it, she decides to pay a visit to Salt Bay. Annie doesn't have a family in London and she doesn't really like the idea of having a family or long term relations with anyone. She decided to visit Salt Bay for a short period of time, but as the circumstances require, she stays for a bit longer. At first she's a bit taken aback with the plac ...more
Annie is a kind and caring person, the way she adjusts to life in Cornwall is so natural. She finds out about the old choir and sets it upon herself to revive it and give the village something to enjoy.
Annie struggles throughout this book on whether to remain in Cornwall or return to London and you are left guessing until the end on what she decid ...more
First of all, can we please appreciate how beautiful this cover is? Everything works well together, the colours, the location, everything draws you in and makes you want to read it (well, I know this cover done this to me anyway!) I thought it was brilliant from start to finish. ...more
Annie doesn't know if she belongs in Salt Bay, but s ...more
A commitment phobic heroine who detests the countryside... Not particularly traits I can relate to so I have to say I was a bit hesitant at the start of this. But all of a sudden I found myself, hours later and more than half of the story finished, apparently completely fallen in love with the Salt Bay and it's inhabitants - I hadn't been able to put the book down.
I was drawn to Liz Eeles' Salt Bay from the moment ...more
*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
I absolutely adored the sound of this book from the start. A choir and the sea, sounds like the perfect combination for me.
The story follows Annie Trebarwith, who lives in London, is a PA and unexpectedly gets a letter from her great-aunt in Cornwall. She never knew her great-aunt Alice, but decides to pay her a visit in Salt Bay, by the coast in Cornwall.
I fell in love with Salt Bay immediately. Liz Eeles has such a l ...more
Long lost relatives - Annie recieves a letter out of the blue from her Great Aunt Alice who she didnt even know existed, inviting her down to Cornwall, to spend some time with her. Since Alice' ...more
Annie Trebarwith doesn't like complications or commitment but when she finds herself boyfriendless, jobless, and living with a carefree student, she can't stop thinking about a letter that could change everything. Fo ...more
Yes, sure, there are echoes of other books. It's about a young woman who goes reluctantly to see an elderly relative out of duty, grumps about it for some time, makes a bad first impres ...more
This book was really wonderful and e ...more
Liz Eeles is new to me, and I will definitely be reading more of her books.
This is just a perfect easy read, perhaps in between something darker and heavier.
Seems to be a bit of an issue with the name, as I've read this as book 1 in the Salt Bay series (according to Fantastic Fiction).
But book 3, Annie's Holiday by the Sea has the exact same synopsis. So I'm guessing it's a UK/US thing, and FF have it wr ...more
Just like Annie, it was curiosity which spurred me on an adventure with this book. I am not fond of choirs, probably because I have the most terrible voice, but something in the colorful cover and the light-hearted synopsis caught my attention. Whatever it was, I thank it, for I have found so much more than I was looking for in this story of belonging, family ties, and finding yourself.
I'm heading for thirty and I'm not the most important person in the world to anyone.
Girl: What a twat that bloke is!
Boy: (smouldering Poldark grimace) She's such a pain in the ****
Prediction: A bit of trouble, then they live happily ever after.
A relaxing light read! ...more
Oh what a lovely heartwarming story this is! I really, really enjoyed this book - oh God, here she goes again, loving all the books she's reading - well, I'm sorry, but it's true. It's not my fault I keep picking the most excellent books to review!
I have to confess I wasn't sure this book would be anything special. Th ...more
Being a city girl Annie is like a fish out of water in Salt Bay, there's no phone sign ...more
Annie is one of the most adorable characters and the setting of Salt Bay made me wish to head for my beloved Cornwall.
Annie heads for Cornwall somewhat reluctantly, but what evolves is a tale full of twists and turns and both sad and happy moments that will make the reader laugh out loud from the very first page.
The plot is driven by her care for her great-aunt and her new job re-establishing a local choir. Of course there is romance, there are secrets and th ...more
When I've notched up my daily word count, I enjoy reading, walking by the sea with friends, singing in a local choir, and watching TV. I love sci-fi programmes and still harbour a childhood crush on Captain Kirk.