*Book Review* Summer at Rose Island

Summer at Rose Island (White Cliff Bay #3)
by Holly Martin

“Fall in love with the gorgeous seaside town of White Cliff Bay this summer and enjoy long sunny days, beautiful beaches and… a little romance.”

This isn’t my first trip to White Cliff Bay and I hope it won’t be my last. I love Holly Martins lovely little seaside town, with all its little charm and personality. I have loved falling in love with these two new characters and seeing some old favourites make an appearance.

I love escaping to this cosy little town, where all the neighbours are nosey but its endearing, where everyone just wants to se everyone else happy and content in their life. I like how charity and helping others is such a huge part of this book. I think the lighthouse becomes a character all of its own, and I wanted to donate to help save this fictional landmark.

My favourite part of this story is how we grow to fall in love with place and the characters, and when romance hits, it hits hard. Spending most of the books falling in love with the lighthouse to hear, “if I had to choose between keeping you in my life or saving the life house” and you still rooting for the relationship, you know you have found a good book. We all wanted the lighthouse saving, but we all want the guy to get the girl too! And we all know in real life, we can’t have it all, I love in books we can.

My second favourite part of Holly’s book after the characters, is the amount of work she must put in researching small little nuggets of information which I am sure one day will come up on my pub quiz and I will be thanking her.
I love the sea and swimming, but I have never shown a great interest in marine biology or appreciated more than I appreciate any other little wonders of the world. But, Holly puts so much detail, and information into work, I found I couldn’t wait to visit out local sea life centre and continuing my marine education. For me this is the most important part of reading, I want to escape and discover new things but I want to learn to, whether it be learning about relationships, marine biology, ice sculpture, history, or people, I want to learn. And Holly Martin offers all the above in this series, and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next.

Overall, this is a lovely book, and even though it adds to the experience if you have read the previous books, its not a necessity. Each book is enjoyable on its own, and all the characters are worth getting to know. If I could ask for anything, it would be some more insight into the characters we already know. Its great seeing little snippets, but I would really love to see how Penny is getting along, or even how Rileys Grandma is dealing with her new relationship with her Grandson.
If you like funny romances, with a hint of drama and lots of quirky characters, this is definitely for you.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️★ (four stars out of five)

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