Number of Pages: 400
📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖
A family wedding
Catherine Swift is a bestselling romance author, but her personal story hasn’t been quite so successful; three failed marriages have left her relationship with her daughters strained. Engaged once again, Catherine is counting on this wedding, at her villa in Corfu, to finally bring the family together.
A summer of secrets
Adeline can’t believe her mother is getting married for a fourth time, or that she’s expected to attend. It brings back the pain of her mother’s infidelity and the baby who was the result. Not that she blames her half-sister Cassie, but then she’s never tried to know her, either. Cassie, on the other hand, is thrilled by her mother’s news – she’s always admired Catherine’s resilience, and is excited to meet the mystery groom. Cassie also has a secret of her own, and a summer in Corfu will give her the time she needs to process everything.
A chance to start over again
As the guests arrive on the island, and the big day approaches, Catherine begins to reveal secrets from her past, and suddenly both Cassie and Adeline realise that they don’t know their mother at all . . .
I was asked if I would be interested in reading this book because I had read and enjoyed previous books by Sarah Morgan. I of course accepted and was pleased that I did.
I expected it to be lighter than it was, but I really enjoyed the story and the darker turn that it took. My favourite books are those with a darker, mysterious side and this was one of those with some romance thrown in. I also like books that have a bookish theme to them so this book ticked a lot of boxes!
The writing was easy to get into and pulled you in. I liked the fact that there were multiple points of view throughout the story. As the reader you were privy to things that the other characters weren’t. What was clever was that there was still an air of mystery kept so you were hooked.
The book is made up of a Prologue, two parts split into chapters and an Epilogue. The Prologue drew you in immediately and the Epilogue finished it off nicely. The chapters were long and each one was from an individual point of view. The points of view that we heard from were the mum and the two sisters so each chapter alternated between the three of them. I liked the longer length of the chapters because it allowed you to really get into that character’s frame of mind before moving on. All the characters were excellent and so it was never a disappointment when you moved onto the next point of view.
The characters were excellent. It was a rollercoaster of emotions, at one point you didn’t like certain characters then you were persuaded to change your mind when you saw things from their perspective. It wasvery interesting and enjoyable to read about.
Lastly the settings. I loved the description of Corfu and whilst it took a backseat to the characters and their stories, there was enough there to add an extra layer to the story.
Overall a great read and a 5 star rating from me!
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