The Summer Hideaway by Jenny Hale
An absolutely beautiful summer romance that will make you laugh, cry and stay up long past your bedtime.
Alice Emerson and best friend Sasha Miller have made a pact. They’ve decided to swap city living for the beautiful white beaches of the Outer Banks and pour everything they have into launching an ice cream shop in the little house by the sea where Alice spent blissful childhood holidays with her grandfather. As Alice and Sasha add color to the walls of the beach house and tempt the locals with their delicious recipes, their fresh new life begins to take shape.
Swept away by her plans, love is the last thing on Alice’s mind. But she keeps running into mysterious doctor Jack Murphy, and finds herself falling for his golden charm and warm smile. As they laugh through sunshine-filled days and long romantic evenings, Alice tries hard not to think he could be the one for her – Jack is only here for the season, and Alice has had her fair share of heartbreak.
Just when Alice’s summer couldn’t be more perfect, she discovers an old letter tucked away in the beach house. It contains a family secret that turns Alice’s world upside down and threatens the future of the ice cream shop. And then Jack reveals a secret of his own…
Will Alice have her dreams shattered and her heart broken, or can she find true happiness this summer?
‘I have literally fallen in love with this book… couldn’t turn the pages quick enough… truly heart-warming.’ Goodreads Reviewer
I’m a big fan of Jenny Hale’s books and this one certainly didn’t disappoint.
Alice and her son, Henry move to North Carolina after her beloved grandfather passes away. He has left Alice his bike shop right next to the sea and she decides, with best friend Alice to turn it into an ice cream shop. Both friends need a new start and this is the perfect opportunity, but it is not all plain sailing!
Romance is in the air when handsome doctor Jack Murphy appears on the scene and Alice finds herself falling for him. I loved Alice’s son Henry and the relationship he had with his dog Einstein, it was so sweet. When Alice finds a letter hidden amongst her grandfather’s possessions, questions and doubts appear in her mind.
This is an enchanting summer read which will lift your spirits and carry you away on a fresh, salty breeze. The Summer Hideaway has secrets, romance, new beginnings and an air of mystery…..perfect to read at the beach with a glass of something cool and sparkling!
Thank you to the author and Bookouture for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.