Blog Tour 12th July 2018
Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for Tilly Tennant’s new release, The Summer Getaway. I’m delighted to be part of it.
My Review – 5 stars
Another fantastic book. It gave me goosebumps.
Ashley’s in shock when she recognises Haydon, and after all these years they are staying in neighbouring properties in the South of France.
It’s very coincidental, but who cares, it makes for a great story!
The characters were really likeable and all had good depth. I was interested in their lives and what was going on.
Ashley was trying to find the right moment to talk to Haydon but it never was the right moment. Someone was always there, ears flapping.
Ashley’s Mum was pushy and drove me a bit batty. And she was to blame for a lot of the times that Ashley didn’t get round to asking ‘that question’. I liked Maurice, Ashley’s step-dad. He knew straight away didn’t he!!
I loved the French side of the family, the villa sounded gorgeous and I imagined the grounds and the surrounding area. The town and harbour descriptions drew me in, and I found I wanted a croissant from the market.
The day came of Great Aunt’s party. The preparations, food and ambiance. When Haydon and Molly played cello and violin together I absolutely loved it, and they didn’t know they were father and daughter.
If you’ve not read any books by this author, why the heck not?! Do it now, read this one. Or read one from the ‘From Italy with Love’ series, or the ‘Honeybourne’ series…you won’t regret it!
Beautifully written, set in the South of France. Another place this author has made me want to visit.
I just loved it. Thank you Tilly Tennant x
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy, in which I give my honest opinion.
Publication date 11th July 2018
Get your copy here from Amazon.co.uk 🇬🇧 The Summer Getaway
About the book
Ashley Moon is all set for a dream holiday with her daughter in the glittering French Riviera. But nothing can prepare her for the shock of discovering who’s staying in the villa next door…
Ashley Moon got much more than a suntan on her first ever foreign holiday; one whirlwind romance and nine months later she had a daughter, Molly.
Too heart-broken and proud to ever contact the father, Ashley made a decision to go it alone and raise her daughter herself. Fifteen hard and lonely years later, she finally has the chance to take Molly on her first ever holiday; a gorgeous, all-expenses paid trip to the charming French resort of St Raphael.
It is the perfect setting for a week of quality time together; they plan to cycle through the sun-drenched vineyards, lounge by the glistening pool and practice their French on friendly locals. And just when Ashley thought things couldn’t get any better, comes the news of a handsome new occupant to the villa next door.
But fate has other plans for Ashley. One look in to her neighbour’s dark hazel eyes is all it takes to give her the shock of her life. Standing in front of her is Haydon, Molly’s long lost father and the holiday fling she thought she’d never see again.
As the temperature on the Cote D’Azure steadily rises and Ashley and Haydon begin spend more and more time together, will Ashley find the courage to tell him who she is – and more importantly, who Molly is?
A wonderfully heart-warming story of first love and second chances for fans of Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond.
Meet the Author
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.
Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her tenth Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at www.tillytennant.com
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