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Title: Sunshine After The Rain
Author: Daisy James
Publisher: HQ Digital, Harper Collins UK
Published: July 5th, 2017
Awww – I have to say I loved escaping to Corfu in this heartwarming story . . . . mind you, now I quite fancy going to visit there for myself to see some of the sights described so vividly by this talented author, especially the descriptions of the places where Evie and Sam go to paint . Sorry, I digress, back to the story . . .
Evie had been keen on making a career for herself as an artist until a terrible review not only knocked her confidence but also had her running from her home in Cornwall to work in a London Art Gallery. There the pressures of work, commuting and her disastrous relationship with her long term boyfriend all drain her creativity – she has an all work and no play life with no time for her own art. Well, that is until she organises the latest exhibition for a pop idol who wants to be an artist and is duped into having, as the centre piece, a fantastic painting that is actually by someone else! The irate artist demands she be sacked and she resigns.
That’s when a friend suggests she goes to stay in Corfu and she actually starts to live again – and to paint, after being inspired and challenged to do so by the Gallery’s owner, Sam Bradbury, who turns up supposedly to check she’s okay. Not only is the scenery brought to life, but so are the people and atmosphere – it feels like you could just pop out to meet so many of them! Get ready for a story about expectations of parents, ambitions of offspring, unexpected outcomes to well intended actions, brilliant characters and a plot with so many twists and turns, you too could get lost in the countryside!
This is a delightful, fun, slow paced but engaging story in a setting that is brought to life in the pages of the story that I thoroughly enjoyed. It is an emotive journey by both main characters and develops into a delightful romance. Definitely another winner by this author and one that I have no hesitation in highly recommending!
I requested and was given a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
The new delightfully uplifting beach read from Daisy James. Perfect for fans of Mandy Baggot, Christie Barlow and Zara Stoneley.
A summer that changes everything…
Frazzled workaholic Evie Johnson has finally had enough! When she’s blamed for a publicity disaster at the art gallery she loves, she decides to flee the bright lights of London for the sun-drenched shores of Corfu and turn her life upside-down.
Under the shade of the olive trees, she picks up her dusty paintbrushes and begins to chase the dreams she had put aside for so long. But she never expected to bump into drop-dead-gorgeous Sam Bradbury – and certainly not whilst wrapped only in a towel!
A summer fling is the last thing Evie wanted but a few stolen kisses under the stars might just begin to change her mind…