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Book Review: Summer at the Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn
A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of attending The Books and the City Blogger Evening. Holly Hepburn was one of the authors on the panel and she read an extract of this book and talked about the series and the writing process, the characters, the main topics... I had already read the first two parts by then so I found all of it very interesting, plus I got my copy signed! Here are my thoughts the third part:
Title: Summer at the Star and Sixpence (Star and Sixpence #3)
Author: Holly Hepburn
Published: April 25th 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Blurb: When sisters Sam and Nessie left the city lights to take over The Star and Sixpence pub in Little Monkham, little did they realise they'd be taking on the villagers too...
Thrown in at the deep end with a wedding to organise at the same time as launching their new hotel rooms, the last thing they need is Sam's past catching up with them.
As the scandal strikes, the only question is will the villagers stick their necks out for two relative newcomers? Or will Franny, the terrifying postmistress, see them gone for good...
*First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Review: And we are back at the Star and Sixpence, in Little Monkham, with sisters Sam and Nessie. This is the third installment in this serialised novel and with every part, I am falling more and more in love with this story. After a rocky start, the sisters are doing a great job running their late father's pub. They have even decided to open the rooms to guests and are planning their first wedding. As you can imagine, not everything is running smoothly for them, but I love reading about their dedication and enthusiasm and how supportive the community is of them.
And not only that, in this part, we finally find out about Sam's secret, what made her leave her beloved job and life in London. I really enjoyed this part and I feel like I understand Sam better now. It certainly gave her character a new dimension and made me care for her. I have everything crossed for her and I hope to learn more about her in the next installments.
In the other hand, Nessie's love life seems to finally be picking up and she seems quite excited. I mean, who wouldn't with a sexy blacksmith? And we enjoy some really cute scenes on this part.
Summer at the Star and Sixpence is packed with drama, secrets, love and friendship. As I said, this series is only getting better and Holly Hepburn has me hooked with all the shenanigans going on in this lively community. I can't believe we have to wait until Autumn for the next installment!
Rating: 4 stars