Thursday, 5 January 2017

A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde


From Goodreads 

Emily is happy with her life just as it is.

She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she also feels it’s time for a change and a spot of some sea air.

So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance.

But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate.

Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there’s Emily’s competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily.

And there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice.

Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?      

My thoughts

My thanks to the Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review. I gave this a 3.5 stars or 7/10.

Katie Fforde's books are all similar in some ways, as they're usually fun reads about relationships and the problems encountered by the couple that the story revolves around.

In A Summer at Sea, our female lead character is at a junction in her life, Emily is a midwife and her relationship status is a singleton. She's happy with life in some ways, but in others she feels that it's perhaps time for a change before she becomes too old or set in her ways to make that change.

When her heavily pregnant friend asks her to hep her out, as cook on her boat, in order to help take the strain off her. Emily jumps at the chance to help out her friend. Unfortunately, things don't always work out as we plan them to. Men who needs them? Alasdair is the local doctor, he's rather good looking and Emily is trying her best not to take too much notice of him. Can she keep up with her resistance towards him or will she be drawn in?

This is a typical Katie Fforde story, that you can't help but fail to be entertained by. I enjoyed reading about Emily and all that happened to her, while taking time out. Why not grab a copy for yourself and take some time out of your life too.

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