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Sunny Days and Sea Breezes

by Carole Matthews

Feel-Good Fiction Relationship Stories Sagas and Romance Star Books

LoveReading View on Sunny Days and Sea Breezes

A wonderfully warm, bright book to escape into, to give yourself up to and just enjoy. Jodie Jackson leaves everything she knows for a houseboat in the Isle of Wight, she soon finds herself falling for the island and its inhabitants, but London is calling and won’t take no for an answer. I always look forward to reading the latest book by Carole Matthews, they wrap me up and give me a massive loving squeeze. Having said that, this isn’t syrupy sweet, oh no, some real life dilemmas and mistakes sneak in to ensure a feeling of connection, that this could be you, or someone you know. I loved Jodie’s voice and how she talks to the reader, it not only created a bond, I ended up feeling as though I had made a brand new friend. Pure, wonderful escapism, Sunny Days and Sea Breezes really is the most lovely relationship tale and I can thoroughly recommend picking up a copy and just allowing yourself to sink into the pages. We simply adored this book in the office and so it has been chosen as a LoveReading Star Book as well as a Book of the Month. 

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Sunny Days and Sea Breezes Synopsis

When does 'time out' become the time of your life?

Jodie Jackson is all at sea, in every sense. On a ferry bound for the Isle of Wight, she's leaving her London life, her career, and her husband behind. She'd like a chance to turn back the clocks, but she'll settle for some peace and quiet on her brother Bill's beautifully renovated houseboat, Sunny Days.

But from the moment Jodie steps aboard her new home, it's clear she'll struggle to keep herself to herself. If it isn't Marilyn, who cleans for Bill and is under strict instructions to look after Jodie, then it's Ned, the noisy sculptor on the next-door houseboat. Ned's wood carving is hard on the ears, but it's made up for by the fact that he's rather easy on the eyes.

Bustled out of the boat by Marilyn and encouraged to explore with Ned, Jodie soon delights in her newfound freedom. But out of mind isn't out of sight, and when her old life comes knocking Jodie is forced to face reality. Will she answer the call or choose a life filled with Sunny Days and Sea Breezes?

An absolute must-read from the queen of fun-filled and life-affirming fiction, Sunny Days and Sea Breezes will make your heart sing!

Sunny Days and Sea Breezes Press Reviews

'A life-affirming story full of joy and hope' CATHY BRAMLEY

'A sun-filled, fun-filled wonderful escapist adventure' MILLY JOHNSON

'A wonderful setting where dark clouds part to reveal a happy ending' KATIE FFORDE

'A bright and breezy summer story, the next best thing to a seaside trip' SUNDAY MIRROR

'A delightful summer read' HELLO!

'Packed full of Matthews' signature charm, this has original characters and an escapist setting' WOMAN

'Perfect escapism' BELLA

'A bright, breezy, summery story!' BEST

'A warm summer read' CHOICE

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780751572162
Publication date: 27/05/2021
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780751572131
Publication date: 25/06/2020
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751572162
Publication date: 27th May 2021
Author: Carole Matthews
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Feel-Good Fiction, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance, Star Books,
Categories: Adult & contemporary romance,

About Carole Matthews

Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of thirty-two novels, including the Top Ten bestsellers Let's Meet on Platform 8, A Whiff of Scandal, For Better, For Worse, A Minor Indiscretion, With or Without You, The Cake Shop in the Garden, Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses, A Cottage by the Sea, The Chocolate Lovers' Club, The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas, The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding, Million Love Songs, Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights and Happiness for Beginners. Carole has also been awarded the RNA Outstanding Achievement Award. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world. Click here to read ...

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