The Beach Cafe is about a woman, Evie (great name!) who inherits a beach cafe in Cornwall off her auntie. She has never been able to stick at anything in her life and has to make the decision to either stick it out and see if she can run it or sell up and become a teacher. She faces love and loss, tears and laughter and down right bizarre people and situations. It's such a heart felt story showing that you can do anything you want if you have passion on the drive to make your dreams come true.
I absolutely adore Evie, I think she is a great character and very relate-able. The rest of the characters are great and you can really see the bonds forming in front of your eyes. There are a few things that are a bit random and could probably have been taken out but they don't make the story too long or bad. It is a very predictable story line so I would say if you like to be surprised then maybe don't read it but if you love a good Chick lit/holiday read then I would recommend this definitely! I actually cried at the end because the feelings that Evie has and the way the story progresses to the end is so moving and joyous that if your a sop like me it will bring you to tears of happiness!
Rumor Has It is a great story that is very different from The Beach Cafe. It's about a woman (I forget her name :/) who's boyfriend dumps her so she moves to a little town to become a Girl Friday (a live in nanny) She quickly makes friends in the tiny town and meets a handsome guy who she instantly falls for. Unfortunately he turns out to have quite a reputation for one night stands. She instantly deems him off limits as she doesn't want to be another notch on his bedpost but his past soon comes to light and throws everything into perspective. She has to decide weather she is willing to take a chance.
I loved this book. It is so real. There's no sugar coating things and it reads like you would imagine it to actually happen. I love Jill Mansell and her style of writing. I wholly recommend her books even if your a bit wary of Chick lit.
So there we have it! I think i'm now up to date on my book reading reviews...I'm still reading Forever by Maggie Stiefvater, it seems to be taking forever (no pun intended) to read this silly little book. I can usually finish a book like that in about a day but i'm just not connecting with this one for some reason. Don't get me wrong i'm enjoying it but i'm glad it's the last one! I will have a review of that one by next Monday (and hopefully 1 or 2 more books!)
This week I'm doing lots of sewing, trying to get everything sorted out to show you my big news (eeek) and hang out with friends and family. I'm really looking forward to this week for some reason...maybe its going to be a good one :)
What books are you reading this week? Got any special plans for the week a head?