Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Katie Ginger, HQ digital and #netgally for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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?
Although this book is part of a series it works beautifully as a stand alone and after reading this one, the first part, The Little Theatre on the Seafront has been bumped up on my TBR list.
The first things that catches your eye is the incredibly cute cover which just lures you in. The opening pages are hilarious and begin with poor Sarah on a blind date with an unappetising meal and an even more unappetising man. From this point I was hooked and couldn’t resit racing through Sarah”s story to find out if she would meet the man of her dreams…. as if I’m going to give the game away.
Set around a theatre group, which I loved as I have recently joined one and I have made some lovely new friends there, each character in this novel brings an abundance of personally and quirkiness to the novel making them more than just background characters.
The main protagonist Sarah and her friend Lottie are simply delightful and mischievous together but when Sarah’s absent father turns up, her character is given an added depth that takes her from just being a romantic interest. Nate Hardy is a refreshingly sensitive and loyal man and despite being famous and labelled as the nations ‘bad man’ he’s endearing and sweet. Add an ensemble cast of other players and it’s difficult not to become part of the Greenley Players and their antics.
This is such a lovely light read and is perfect for the summer.
Author Bio – Katie Ginger
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!).