21 July 2017

Blog Tour: Review: The Summer of Serendipity by Ali McNamara

One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it.

'The Welcome House' is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor. 

While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focused on her work, she's remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel.
But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious 'Welcome House'? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness?


Source: Review Consideration | Blog Tour

5 Words: Community, friendship, attraction, history, belief.

What a perfect summer read!

I have to admit, I wasn't feeling it when I started. It was miserable and raining outside, it felt like summer has disappeared, and I wasn't hooked from the start. But five chapters in that all changed. The weather outside was still awful, but it was summer in my head and I couldn't put the book down.

I loved the setting, although I did roll my eyes a wee bit at some of the stereotypes.

I didn't really like the main character so much, I thought that Ren was rather bull-headed and unsympathetic. When she talked so much about her own heritage and wasn't prepared to respect someone else's, she rubbed me up the wrong way. But I loved Kiki. She made for some truly hilarious moments and reminded me of my sister.

There are various sub plots in this story, and my favourite of these was the one that revolved around the mystery of the Welcome House.

The Summer of Serendipity is fun and at times fanciful, perfect for a summer escape.

1 comment:

  1. Ren sounds like such a shitty character but a good summer novel sounds fun! ♡
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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