Twin sisters. One scorching summer. A bucketful of secrets.
Diana’s life is perfect. Her twin sister, Josie’s – not so much. But when secrets are revealed this summer, everything will change.
Diana has a rich and successful husband, two talented youngsters and an adorable dog. She always looks as if she’s stepped from the cover of a magazine. Her immaculate second home by the sea, for idyllic summers with her perfect family, was actually featured in one.
Josie has a messy, compact flat, dates, but not relationships, and she can’t even keep a houseplant alive. She moves from job to job, goes clubbing with her friends and often looks as if she’s fallen through a hedge.
Although Josie loves Diana deeply, each year she declines the invitation to spend the summer with her sister. Or any other family holiday. Because Josie has a secret.
But is Diana’s life so perfect? Or is she also hiding something? When secrets are revealed this summer, everything will change. Josie could finally have the life she’s always wanted … if she’s brave enough to take a chance.
This is the first book in my new series of standalone books set in Seahorse Harbour.
Even though Josie and Diana are twin sisters, they aren’t identical in looks or personality for that matter. I liked both women. Where as Diana is more grounded, she is married with children, Josie is carefree and loves to have a good time.
Seahorse Harbour is a wonderful coastal setting with that small community feel. It holds a lot of memories for the two sisters, mainly happy ones from their younger days. Josie hasn’t been back for a while so I enjoyed getting to know some of the residents as she does.
There are some fun laugh out loud moments within the story. I did find Josie slightly over the top at times with her flirting and sexual prowess but then maybe I was a bit envious of all the gorgeous looking men she seemed to come into contact with. Which there are a few! I did empathise with her though that people had this play girl image of her and wouldn’t take her seriously but did feel she brought a little bit of that on herself. You can’t help loving her as a character though, especially the bits with her and Henry the dog.
Summer at my Sister’s is a great introduction to a new setting and characters in a new series of books that will be set in Seahorse Harbour. I am already eagerly awaiting the next one. It’s a lighthearted read with currents of deeper meaning in its underbelly. As with all of this authors books, I devoured it far to quickly as she captivates her readers wholly. A fun and heartwarming read.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
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Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.
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