Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Book Review: Wildflower Bay | Rachael Lucas

This is a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while, as a fan of Rachael’s previous books I was expecting great things for this new book and I wasn’t disappointed. As always Rachael’s books are so full of warmth and heart and a fabulously entertaining look at Island life. Our main character is Isla and she has everything she wants in life, or does she? She’s the head stylist at a top salon in Edinburgh. But while she’s been doing that she seems to have forgotten to have a life, and when everything goes south she realises that she has missed out on so much.

Isla then gets roped into heading off to Auchenmor to help out in her Aunt’s salon, which Isla isn’t too happy about but sees it as an opportunity to get her life back together and work out her options. She really isn’t happy about going to such a remote island which is silly, because she clearly isn’t aware of how charming this island is and that it just so happens to be home to one very yummy and charming Finn. When we meet Finn he has a reputation as a man who has more than a few notches on his bedpost, but it takes his best friends having a baby together to realise that maybe it’s time for him to take life a bit more serious and settle down. Isla likes Finn a lot even though she doesn’t realise it right away and she is wary about him due to his reputation. But it is Isla’s friendship with Finn’s mum Ruth that maybe sways her a little more. Their dynamic is so lovely and sweet and I couldn’t help but smile whenever I read something with both of these lovely ladies in.

As always Rachael’s writing is wonderful and it is so easy to fall into her stories, and these are the kind of books I love and they go amazingly well with tea and lots of cake. Her books are cosy, charming and thoroughly entertaining. She really has a gift for telling these kind of stories and I always look forward to her next publication day. 

This is a wonderful story and I highly recommend picking it up if you haven’t already.

I gave this a wonderfully charming 10/10.

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Escape into this delicious story of friendship, new beginnings and romance by bestselling author Rachael Lucas.
Isla's got her dream job as head stylist at the most exclusive salon in Edinburgh. The fact that she's been so single-minded in her career that she's forgotten to have a life has completely passed her by - until disaster strikes. 

Out of options, she heads to the remote island of Auchenmor to help out her aunt who is in desperate need of an extra pair of scissors at her salon.

A native to the island, Finn is thirty-five and reality has just hit him hard. His best friends are about to have a baby and everything is changing. When into his life walks Isla . . .
Praise for Rachael Lucas

Wonderful escapism with a gloriously romantic setting.’ Katie Fforde                                                              

‘The perfect summer read, brimming with fun, flowers and beautifully drawn characters. I adored it!’ Cathy Bramley                                                                                                                                 

‘It's a gorgeous story - funny, touching and hugely warm-hearted. I actually cheered at the end!’ Miranda Dickinson

‘A wonderfully feel-good read.’ Julia Williams

‘Filled to the brim with warmth and charm.’ Rowan Coleman

Rachael juggles working as an author, coach and freelance writer with the aid of quite a lot of tea. She and her partner (also a writer) live by the seaside in the North West of England with their six children.

She is the author of Wildflower Bay, Coming Up Roses and Sealed With a Kiss.

For more about Rachael, visit her website at rachaellucas.com, say hello to her on Twitter @karamina, or find her on Facebook at facebook.com/RachaelLucasWriter