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Warm, enticing, and hugely enjoyable, ‘A Summer Scandal’ is a perfect summery read to take a moment for yourself and relax into. Oh what a joy of read this was, deliciously entertaining and just so easy to just sink into and become a part of. 25 year old vintage costumer Violet follows her heart after receiving an inheritance and moves to Swallow Beach to breathe life back into an abandoned pier. Meeting resistance from some locals, she also finds friends, including the rather lovely Calvin. Kat French has a wonderfully light touch, crafting entertaining, welcoming books with a beautiful heartbeat. I loved getting to know Violet, discovering her background, and what made her tick. The romance is heavenly but not the be all and end all, Violet’s family, friends and the exquisite pier ensures even more meaning and satisfaction. Warm, enticing and hugely enjoyable, ‘A Summer Scandal’ is a perfect summery read.
Summer has never been so scandalous... When Violet moves to Swallow Beach, she inherits a small Victorian pier with an empty arcade perched on the end of it, and falls in love immediately. She wants nothing more than to rejuvenate it and make it grand again - but how? When she meets hunky Calvin, inspiration strikes. What if she turned the arcade into an adult-themed arcade full of artisan shops? Not everyone in the town is happy with the idea, but Violet loves her arcade and business begins to boom. But as tensions worsen and the heat between her and Calvin begins to grow, life at Swallow Beach becomes tricky. Is it worth staying to ride out the storm? And can Violet find her own happy ending before the swallows fly south for the winter? Sexy, sassy and full of heart, Kat French is back in a new summer sizzler.
Closing date: 28/02/2019
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Violet is bequeathed an apartment and pier in Swallow Beach. She heads down there with plans to stay for the summer. She meets opposition to her plans for the pier but goes ahead anyway. Reading her Grandmother’s diary she discovers a secret and solves a mystery. Full review
PRAISE FOR KAT FRENCH
Wonderful escapism that made me want to throw a bikini in my rucksack and dash off on an island-hopping adventure of my own.' - KERRY FISHER
'Warm, wild, witty and wonderful. Kat French at her best!' - KATEY LOVELL
'Clever, funny, sexy & full of heart!' - ANNIE LYONS
'Make sure you pack this gem alongside your aeroplane tickets and sun cream. It's packed with all the ingredients necessary for a PERFECT holiday' - SAMANTHA TONGE
'I loved the quirky humour and the pace, not to mention the colourful cast. And the settings were amazing. I really was transported. What a happy uplifting book! Funny and evocative, refreshing as a G and T - this book is as good as a holiday!' - JANE LINFOOT
'Hot sun, even hotter men and a fab tale of women turning their lives around. Made me long to book a flight to the nearest Greek island!' - CATHERINE FERGUSON
'You'll giggle, gasp, smile, laugh, cry and fall in love with these gorgeous characters. A FABULOUS page turning summer read, five stars!' - COLLEEN COLEMAN
Publication date: 28/06/2018
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||28th June 2018|
|Publisher:||AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Light-Hearted, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Adult & contemporary romance, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Kat French was born and raised in the heart of the Black Country, where she still lives with her husband, two little boys and the oldest cat in the world. She grew up with a healthy obsession for books, and several years ago she promised her husband she would write novels if Santa gave her a macbook for Christmas. It's a promise she is very glad to have kept.More About Kat French