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Book Review: The Beach Holiday – Isabelle Broom ☀️☀️☀️☀️

If you’ve been following my reviews for a while you’ll know that I can’t resist a book set in the Hamptons. A mis-spent youth watching every episode of Revenge has left me with a yearning to discover the sand dunes of the wealthy New Yorkers for myself. So, when I realised that Isabelle Broom’s new book was set here I was in seventh heaven!

Honor lives in Cambridge, England. She loves her job in the student liaison offices of the university and lives in the flat above her Mum’s bookshop. It is a nice life but Honor really wants to become an author. Like her Dad. She is the product of an ill fated romance and Honor didn’t meet her Dad until she was eight. The world famous thriller writer lives in a fabulous apartment in New York and hosts his daughter for an awkward couple of weeks every summer.

When she arrives in New York for this year’s visit she is thrilled to discover that they are going to spend the summer in the Hamptons. Hopefully it will be the inspiration that she needs to finally get that novel down on paper. Surely it is the perfect location to get away from it all and a great setting for the book. A chance meeting hands her the perfect leading man on a plate but she soon discovers how hard it can be to blur the lines between fact and fiction.

You know it’s time for the summer holidays when the new Isabelle Broom arrives. She has the most immersive writing style that truly makes you feel like you are there in the story with them. You can feel the warmth of the sun on your face and the gritty sand between your toes. The characters all feel like friends that you want to get to know a little better. These books are the perfect blend of travel guide and engaging contemporary fiction with a healthy dose of romance!

Supplied by Hodder & Stoughton and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

UK Publication Date: 22 Jun 2023.

Categories: 4 Stars Book Review

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Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.


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