I'm really pumped to be a part of the Blog Tour for Sweet Home Summer by Michelle Vernal! It's a cute, fun read full of romance and sweetness.
Sweet Home Summer
Released: January 12, 2018
Source: Free e-arc Copy for Review
Summary: What’s a Matchmaker? I’m thinking a really, really old Irish version of Tinder…
Isla Brookes was terrified of leading a little life in the small New Zealand town where she was born and where her gran and mum were also born and bred. To escape their fate, she breaks it off with her teenage sweetheart and runs away to London. She’s spent the last ten years climbing the interior design career ladder and meeting the wrong kind of man until one day she wakes up and wonders what it’s all been for. Leaving her latest unsuitable man and job for dust Isla winds up sitting on a beanbag in therapy at a Californian retreat, where she realises it’s time to go home.
They breed em tough on New Zealand’s West Coast. A fact Isla’s grandmother, Bridget prides herself on. Her heart was broken once, and she won’t let it happen again, but now ever since her husband passed away, someone’s been sending her Valentine’s Day cards.
When the dance hall, the scene for this heartbreak, falls into decline, Bridget decides the link to her first love must be restored even if the events of long ago can’t be put right. She’s never heard of dating apps, so in a nod to her Irish ancestry, she decides to hold a fundraising Matchmaker Festival.
Then Rohan Sullivan blows into town on a strange wind offering his services as a bona fide matchmaker; suddenly it’s time for both women to remedy the mistakes of their past.
My Reading Right Now! Thoughts: I'm currently reading this one and really enjoying it. Once I finish, I'll post my full review. I was sent a free copy of this to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and 100% my own. Thank you to Rachel's Random Resources, Michelle Vernal, and HarperImpulse for letting me take part of the fun for this blog tour.
This book is super cute and fun so far. I knew I was going to like it as soon as I started reading it. The writing style just drew me in and I knew it was going to be a good time. I really like how we're getting the two character perspectives and their stories about being happy and living again. I think it is cute how it alternates between a Grandmother and her Granddaughter.
I also really like the setting of the book. How it's in a small New Zealand town. I love small town stories. They always tend to have lots of wacky residents who all know each other, and sometimes care about each other.
I can't wait to read more of this. It seems like the perfect kind of book to breeze through and just have a good time with. I'd definitely recommend.
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About Michelle Vernal
Hello, my name is Michelle Vernal, and by way of introduction, I’m Mum to Josh and Daniel and am married to the super supportive Paul. We live in the garden city of Christchurch, New Zealand with our three-legged, black cat called Blue. BC (before children) Paul and I lived and worked in Ireland, the experiences we had there have flavoured my books.
I’ve always written, but it was only after my first son was born that I decided to attend a creative writing course at Canterbury University. Oh the guilt dropping him at pre-school so I could learn the basics of story writing, but oh the joy of having conversation to contribute other than the price of nappies that week! The first piece I ever penned post course was published by a New Zealand parenting magazine. I went on to write humorous; opinion styled pieces of my take on parenting, but when the necessity for being politically correct got too much, I set myself the challenge of writing a novel. Six books later and a publishing deal with Harper Impulse here I am. These days I write for a lifestyle magazine and my latest book Sweet Home Summer has just been released by Harper Impulse.
Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Sweet Home Summer by Michelle Vernal. Make sure you check out this super cute book and check out all the other tour stops. Thank you to Rachel's Random Resources, Michelle Vernal, and HarperImpulse for letting me be a part of the blog tour.