Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A Cottage by the Sea by Carole Matthews Review
This is the story about three long time friends Grace, Ella and Flick. These three friends arrange to all meet at Ella's cottage for a wonderful holiday together bringing their other half's along too where they intend to chill out , relax and catch up with each other in this wonderful scenic place by the sea. Each couple are going through their own private struggles but it does not take long before everyone starts to notice.
Carole has a way of pulling you into a story and not letting you go, the characters are so well written that you really feel for them especially when they have their ups and downs. There is a lot in this story to love... the relationships, the characters, especially Noah and Grace and Ella . One character was a really dislikeable so and so and his name was Harry, I could not stand him.... I like having a horrible character in a book, it shakes a story up and really makes you cheer on the good guys and there is plenty of them in here too.
Overall this was the perfect escapist read that I could not put down, it is the same high standard as all of Carole's previous books so fans of her other books will not be disappointed. It's a five star read! Now if only I could get my own cottage by the sea to holiday in :0)