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Gorgeous, tasty, fun sunny treat – Spring Blooms at the Hummingbird Hotel by Daisy James – 5*read!

Escape to the gorgeous island of Corfu with this wonderfully uplifting romantic comedy, the fourth in a brand-new series from the author of The Cornish Confetti Agency and Villa Limoncello.

My Review:

Missing your taste of beautiful sunshine?
Are days in the warm sun, something you pine?
Then give yourself a virtual treat and off you go
To Corfu and the Hummingbird Hotel!

This is the fourth story in this delightful set
And, personally, think it is the best one yet!
With Abbie endeavouring to try to bake
You just know it's going to be a mistake!

You've heard of folks who can burn water?
For whom baking is something they never ought to?
Well, that's hotelier, Abby, but she'll give it a go
To support her guests, she just can't say, "No!"

Get ready for cupcakes, traybakes, pastries and more
Tempting treats your imagination will adore.
But mischief is happening again, as the story unfolds,
Can she and Nikos stop it before the perpetrator is too bold?

Get ready for romance, laughter, baking and fun
All happening under the warm Corfu sun.
With characters who feel like you get to know
As the Bakes and Beaches retreat is given a go.

This is a delightful, lovely story and have to say
I hope you'll give it a go some day.
For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
I throughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.

Synopsis

Welcome to the Hummingbird Hotel!

When Corfu’s newest hotelier Abbie Coleman is asked to host a Bakes & Beaches retreat for a group of Bake Off enthusiasts from a regional TV and radio station, she knows she needs as much help as she can get. Baking is not her forte, and with cupcakes, traybakes, pastries and showstoppers to co-ordinate – along with a whole host of terrifyingly high-octane water sports – she’s worried that her guests’ culinary creations will be more ‘curdled catastrophes’ than ‘tasty triumphs’. For any successful enterprise, preparation is key, so, along with her new assistant manager and all-round astrological guru Felix Morgan, Abbie sets about preparing a long and detailed To Do list.

But this is the Hummingbird Hotel, and the words ‘straightforward’ and ‘drama-free’ do not feature on the menu. So, when the salted caramel cupcakes are heavier on the salt than the caramel, and a guest’s expensive watch takes an unscheduled dip in the pool, Abbie must once again join forces with chef-turned-vineyard owner – and now fiancé – Nikos Angelopoulos, to unravel the mystery and maintain the hotel’s reputation for delivering beautiful bakes instead of mayhem and mistakes.

Can she turn burnt buns into sumptuous soufflés? Or will her future on Corfu be over before it’s begun?

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Author Bio –

Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. She especially likes to create sunshine-filled settings in exotic locations – the Caribbean, Tuscany, Cornwall, Provence – so she can spend her time envisioning her characters enjoying the fabulous scenery and sampling the local food and drink.

When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.

Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks, or on Instagram @daisyjamesstories.

Social Media Links – 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009889775019

Twitter https://twitter.com/daisyjamesbooks

The previous titles in this series are:

4 comments on “Gorgeous, tasty, fun sunny treat – Spring Blooms at the Hummingbird Hotel by Daisy James – 5*read!

  1. daisyjamesblog
    February 16, 2022

    Wow, wow, wow, what an absolutely amazing review! You are a very talented poet, Elaine! I love it & I can’t thank you enough! I’m thrilled you enjoyed your stay at the Hummingbird Hotel with Abbie & Nikos. Love Daisy xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • Splashes Into Books
      February 16, 2022

      Glad you enjoyed my review, I’m thoroughly enjoying this series (and the others I’ve read by you previously!) I don’t claim to be a poet, just someone who enjoys rhyming, thank you so much for your kind words!

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  2. Carla
    February 16, 2022

    This sounds like a fun series, Elaine. I really must give it a go as I have enjoyed any books I have read by Daisy James. Great review.

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    • Splashes Into Books
      February 16, 2022

      I think you’ll love it, Carla – another series with lots of great characters, a beautiful setting and always a touch of mystery and mischief as well as romance and tasty food! I’m looking forward to reading the next one which is being released soon x

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