Aug 13, 2018

Annie's Holiday by the Sea by Liz Eeles Review

Annie's Holiday by the Sea
Salt Bay #1
By Liz Eeles
Release Date: May 18th, 2017
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

Prepare to be whisked away to the Cornish seaside, where clear blue skies, crashing waves, and a welcoming choir await you.

Annie Trebarwith has no family to tie her down, and she likes it that way. But when a letter arrives, unexpectedly inviting her to visit her great-aunt Alice in her family’s ancestral home, curiosity gets the better of her and she travels to deepest Cornwall to meet the family she’s never known. 

Salt Bay is beautiful and Tregavara House imposing – but there’s no phone signal and some of the locals, like the gorgeous but brooding Josh, are incredibly grumpy. But Alice’s poor health compels Annie to stay, so to keep herself busy she relaunches the Salt Bay Choral Society

Annie is surprised to see how much the choir means to the community, and she even starts to break through Josh’s surly exterior. As she begins to put down roots in Salt Bay, Annie soon realises that there’s a lot to be said for finding the place where you belong after all…

*ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest and unscripted review*

When I picked up Anne's Holiday by the Sea it was purely because the story is about a London girl going to Cornwall to meet long-lost relatives aka everything I used to dream about! But little did I know at the time that I would become absolutely addicted to this book and in turn the series, where it got to the point that I stalked the authors Instagram until I saw other releases! But before we continue into my shameful weirdness (100% not ashamed though) and let me explain the story

Annie Trebarwith has grown up alone since her mother died, now 29, and living in a flat share with (in my opinion) and obnoxious flatmate, just discovers that her scumbag (My creative license there) of a boyfriend is having it off (and out comes my Essex girl) with Melinda from Stuart's office! But then (cause she truly hasn't gone through enough), she gets a letter from a solicitor (Attorney for all you American's out there) and her life is completely flipped upside down! It turns out Anne has a Maternal Great-Aunt, who wants her to travel to Trebarwith House in Salt Bay, Cornwall as soon as possible! And with that Anne's life is changed forever.

This book is bloody brilliant! And I loved every up and down! Heck, I even liked Toby (the dirty buggar)! And why this ex-pat sits in America dreaming of the UK, like magic Annie's Holiday by the Sea takes her there, with all its weird characters that could only truly be in a Cornish village.

The writing in this book is truly beautiful! It is so descriptive that I could almost smell the sea and taste the chocolate, and the people of Salt Bay could almost be like my friends, and that is truly what made this book for me, the sheer talent of the author and her ability to bring such a beautiful story to life.

The is only one score I could ever give Annie's Holiday by the Sea, and that is 5 (million) stars!


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