Thursday, 12 May 2016

Book Review - Her Australian Summer by Jean McConnell

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Title: Her Australian Summer
Author: Jean McConnell
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Publisher supplied review copy
Publisher: Corazon Books
Publication Date: 12th May 2016
Rating: 4 Stars

A lovely feel good holiday romance novella, perfect for reading in one or two delicious sittings. A nice, easy read with likeable characters, to get you into the holiday mood for this summer. 

When Laura inherits her Uncle Jim's seaside shop in Queensland, which sells coral and shells, she decides to spend her summer visiting Australia to see it for herself. 

Arriving in the small town of Port Duncan she meets handsome farmer Nat, and charming property agent Kyle. As Laura gets to know the two men, she realises her stay in Australia might not be so simple as she'd first imagined. 

Will Laura's Australian holiday bring real romance? And what secrets might the seemingly friendly people she gets to know be hiding from her? Only one thing is for certain, Laura's trip to the other side of the world is one she'll never forget. 

What a lovely summery cover, for a feel good, short romance novella. I loved the setting of this story, in Port Duncan, near Cairns, and I loved learning about the destination, at the same time as Laura. 

Laura had never visited her Uncle in Queensland, but when she inherits his shop, she decides to fly over to work out what to do with it. She meets Beth who was also working and selling jewellery in the shop, as well as Kyle and Nate. 

This is a short sweet romance, that I didn't feel properly. Yes there was a connection between Laura and the man she ends up with, but as its a very short novella, there wasn't enough depth to really get a feeling for any of the characters. 

It really is the location though which made me give this four stars. From the dangerous creepy crawlies, to the scuba diving on the reef, horse riding, a rodeo and all around Australian feeling for the town. Everyone was so laid back and has made me wish more than ever I could afford to travel to Australia for while. 

Enjoyable light romance that I would say is ideal for a rainy afternoon when all you want is a glimpse of sun and warmer climates.

Thank you to Ian at Corazon Books for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

Happy Publication Day Jean McConnell. Her Australian Summer is out today! 

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