Thursday, 29 September 2016

Book Review - Destination Chile by Katy Colins

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Title: Destination Chile
Author: Katy Colins
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Midas PR
Publisher: Carina
Publication Date: 22nd September 2016
Rating: 5 Stars

Georgia Green’s extraordinary year has seen her travel the world – from mending her broken heart in Thailand, to jetting off to India, Spain, Greece and Morocco for her new travel and tour agency ‘The Lonely Hearts Travel Club’. Next on Georgia’s bucket list is Chile, but this time she’s not going alone…

Once in a while a series will come along that just gets under your skin, hits all the marks you are subconsciously looking for in a book, and they are books you become very excited to see the next one is finally ready for publication. For me The Lonely Hearts Travel Club is a series like that, I love the travel elements, I love the relationship elements, and I really do enjoy reading Georgia' s story. 

Having never read anything set in Chile, nor having ever really given the country much thought, I have no idea how factually correct the elements of this book are, but I did get a real feel for just what a country of contrasts it is, from the Atacama to Patagonia, with Santiago adding the city feel. 

The reasons the Georgia is in Chile and this time with Ben, is certainly a different departure from her last two adventures, this time there is a television show involved, and the holiday is expenses paid, but they four couples on it, all have to do various challenges around Chile, in order to compete to win some prize money. 

This holiday is a real test for Ben and Georgia as things just don't go too smoothly, and even what is probably one of most people's top holiday nightmares is dealt with, with the correct amount of despair and humour. 

As such a huge fan of the series, it is hard to make a judgment on whether this works as a standalone, but I feel it should do as all the key relationship and friendship points are mentioned in just enough detail so that you get an idea of what has gone on before. 

There is just a quality to Katy Colins writing that means once I picked up Destination Chile I had a hard job putting it down, and I was almost resentful of a theatre show I had booked which interrupted my reading of this book! 

Destination Chile is a worthy addition to the Lonely Hearts Travel Club series, it moves all the key storylines along, and we keep updated with Georgia's best friends too, even if they aren't given huge amounts of "air time". As always when finishing a book in this series, I am already eagerly anticipating the next installment, and can't wait to go down under next with Georgia! 

Thank you to Midas PR for this review copy of Destination Chile. This was my honest opinion. 

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