#Blogtour #Review: The Staycation by Michele Gorman @MicheleGormanUK @TrapezeBooks @AlainnaGeorgiou #TheStaycation
Release date - 1st June 2020
Book length - 336 pages
Publisher - Trapeze
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I want to thank Alainna from www.orionbooks.co.uk for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review via Netgalley.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Two families. One cancelled flight. And a last minute house swap...
Things get desperate for strangers Harriet and Sophie when they become stranded with their families in Heathrow's Terminal 5. Each woman has her own reason for really really really needing the family holiday they've anticipated for months. But Iceland's volcano has other plans for them. When their flights are cancelled, the families swap houses and discover that sometimes the best things in life happen close to home.
This ash cloud has a silver lining, even if no one can quite see it yet.
THE STAYCATION by Michele Gorman is an excellent story about the ups and downs of life and marriage, and how sometimes you can find yourself when you least expect it.
Harriet is determined that this holiday with her husband and teenage daughter will get them all back on track as a family, especially her marriage. She has everything planned down to the second, itineraries for every day, and contingency plans for anything that could possibly go wrong. But when an ash cloud shuts down all of the flights, Harriet finds herself swapping homes with a fellow traveller, Sophie, who seems to have the perfect family and a husband who cares for her deeply. Harriet hopes that some of it will rub off on her family.
Sophie is so happy that Dan is willing to take time off to take care of her and the kids. Yes, Italy would have been lovely, but she is just as excited when she gets the chance to house swap with Harriet, and experience life in a country cottage. As Sophie really relaxes for the first time and begins a friendship with Harriet over the phone, she realises that Dan is working and being bossy just as much as usual. Only Sophie is beginning to rail against the idea that she cannot do anything for herself and as she begins to feel like her old self, will she view her marriage differently?
Compelling, engaging, current, and with characters that feel like friends, THE STAYCATION by Michele Gorman is a wonderful novel that gripped me from the very beginning. Harriet is very direct and controlled but I could see how much she loved her family even though she knows she drives them crazy. Sophie was my favourite, a strong and intelligent woman who had lost control over her own life and lost the spark that made her unique, and it was lovely to watch her come into her own. The country setting was my favourite and the type of place that I would love to live but it was fun to see city living too.
THE STAYCATION by Michele Gorman is my favourite book from this author so far and I look forward to more.
Michele is a USA Today bestselling author and has sold more than 450,000 copies globally across all formats, with seven novels published by Penguin Random House and HarperCollins. She was born in the US and now makes London home, writing comedies under her own name and cosy rom-coms as Lilly Bartlett.
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