When the TV weather forecasters informed me that the lovely warm UK weather was going to be replaced with a lot of rain and grey skies I yearned for some book escapism. I wanted to be whisked away (in my head) to a gorgeous location, get the chance to live in someone else’s shoes for a bit and have a little bit of romance along the way. Luckily Della Galton’s new novel; Sunshine Over Bluebell Cliff was on hand to save the day.
Here’s the blurb:
A place to make your dreams come true…
Clara King is left in sole charge of a fabulous new cliff top hotel for the summer. The owner has barely left the country when Clara realises that someone is hell bent on putting the Bluebell Cliff Hotel out of business.
It becomes a race against time to hunt down the sneaky saboteur before they succeed in bringing the hotel to its knees.
With her dream job under threat and her personal life in chaos, Clara discovers that, when what you love the most is in danger, it can bring out the very best in you.
Here’s my review:
I’ve always secretly fancied running a seaside guest house or hotel although my experience would be similar to something out of Fawlty Towers. So I was delighted at the prospect of slipping into Della’s character Clara’s fictional shoes who at the start of the book had just started managing the Bluebell Cliff hotel. She never envisaged being the overall manager but stepped into help the owner who had to go sort out a family crisis in Australia.
The trials and tribulations of running a seaside hotel were fun to read about and I loved how the hotel went out of its way to accommodate the needs of different groups of guests The idea of a honeymoon suite in a lighthouse was fab and so too were all the hotel related near disasters which happened without the guests seeing.
The hotel sabotage story line was great and it kept my interest. Clara certainly has her work cut out what with managing the hotel and trying to uncover who is behind the attempts to sabotage the hotel and her own personal life.
This story does offer a lovely slow burn romance which is what it needed to be given the amount of internal and external issues Clara was facing.
There is a good ending to the story as the mystery unravels.
A lovely read 😍
If you like romance and mystery then this book is for you. Click here to find out more.
About the author
Della Galton is the author of 15 books, including Ice and a Slice.
She writes short stories, teaches writing groups and is Agony Aunt for Writers Forum Magazine.
She lives in Dorset.
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