About the author
Best-selling author Sue Moorcroft writes contemporary fiction with occasionally unexpected themes and her last book, The Christmas Promise, rose to #1 in the Amazon Kindle Chart. She’s won a Best Romantic Read Award, the Katie Fforde Bursary, received several other nominations including for a ‘ RONA’ (Romantic Novel Award). Sue also writes short stories, serials, articles and writing ‘how to.’
The daughter of two soldiers, Sue was born in Germany and went on to spend much of childhood in Malta and Cyprus. She now lives in the UK. She likes reading, Zumba, fit-steps, yoga, long chatty meals with friends (preferably involving wine and chocolate) and is a Formula 1 addict.
Facebook: Sue Moorcroft Author
Publication Date: 18th May 2017
ISBN: paperback 9780008175559
also available in eBook and audiobook
Page: 319 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Copy provided by: NetGally and Publishers
In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is, until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy.
Admittedly, this isn’t exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for- but it’s the one she’s got. With her sister Michele’s family falling apart at the seams, it’s up to Leah to pick up the pieces and try to hold them all together.
But with a handsome helicopter pilot staying next door, Leah can’t help but think she might have a few distractions of her own to deal with…
Before I start my review I would like to thank NetGally and Avon for allowing me a copy to read and review.
Would you just look at this glorious summery cover of Just For The Holidays, with the gite in the background and with the purple lavender field and sunflowers in front of it and portrays a lovely summer seen. The bluest of skis and fluffy white clouds and birds swooping about. The lady in the lavender looks like she has been collecting some, this whole cover makes me just want to jump right in there and enjoy the gite.
Just for the Holidays by Sue Moorcroft is the perfect, summer read. I devoured the book in a few sittings; while enjoying the sun in my garden ( I could have been fooled for thinking I could be in France!!!). The book is full of family drama, new family dynamics, holiday romance ( or is it?), beautiful French country and culture. And how one persons actions and decisions have a rippling affect o the whole family.
I must admit I am already a fan of Sue’s work and had good hopes about her next book, and boy she really hasn’t disappointed me at all. I loved the flow of this story while reading, it really was perfect, allowing the reader to fully connect to the characters and the story.
The story starts with Michele asking her sister Leah to join her and her recently broken family to France on a summer holiday which was booked before the split. Michele wanted Leah to come to ease the tension for the sake of her nephew and niece and as she had no real ties i.e. children it was easy for her to come. In sister solidarity she agrees to come but when they all get their, poor Leah is face with a succession of problems to deal with and an in-expected romance try’s to take off amongst all of this! Leah is undoubtedly my favourite character for her shear determination to carry on no matter what comes her way and the fact that she loves to cook and make yummy things; which is always good! I also found Michele grew on me towards the end for her growth in the story changed from beginning to end and I like to see that in characters.
I adored Just for the Holidays very much and plan on reading it again before the summer is out!!!!!!!!!! I highly recommend this glorious summer read!!!
Marie’s Book Boutique gives Just for the Holidays by Sue Moorcroft 5 sparkly stars!!!