A Holiday to Remember: An absolutely hilarious romantic comedy set under the Italian sun

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About this ebook

A side-splittingly HILARIOUS summer read about two best friends who decide to take a chance and travel the world. But with plenty of drama on the way, could love be on the horizon? 

Until a few weeks ago, Leanne was a thirty-something who lived with her mother. And yes, she still slept under her Barbie bedspread.

Until recently, best friend Maddy was married to a man whose golf club got more action than she did.

But not anymore.

Leanne convinced Maddy enough was enough. They packed their bags, and their miniature poodle, and bid goodbye to their dreary lives for the summer.

Drinking wine under the stars and splashing around in the sparkling turquoise waters of Italy and the Dalmatian Islands should be every girl’s dream. Except… it’s not all plain sailing. Leanne soon sets her eyes on Carlo, a swoon-worthy Italian whose dark hair, green eyes and golden skin get her pulse racing. But does he have a secret? Maddy has her own opinions... as does Leanne on the new man in Maddy’s life.

Just when Leanne was starting to think she might have found something special, she has to ask: will this just be a holiday to remember, or even one she’d rather forget?

A joyful, laugh-out-loud and feel-good story that will make you want to pack your bags, set off on an adventure and live life to the max. Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Kristin Higgins and Carole Matthews will be totally hooked by this heart-warming read.

Readers are totally and utterly loving A Holiday To Remember!
I really wish I was still reading this book… I suppose I had to run out of pages at some point, at the rate I was devouring them… All the locations in Italy and Croatia were exquisitely described… Perfect for these hot summer days or when you want to relive a holiday of your own. A pure joy to read, I would recommend it to everyone.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Heartwarming, romanticuplifting, funwitty, new friends, romantic flings, plenty of drama, sticky situations, happiness, beautiful scenery and guaranteed to put a great big smile on your face… Fabulous.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘A great read. It's a great way to spend a few hours, getting lost amongst the pages. I loved this novel and I hope there's another one because I'm not ready for this adventure to end!’ The Cosiest Corner 

A delightful read and full of adventure and romance… heartwarming and uplifting… A great read from the first page… Wonderful read and didn't want it to end. Simply brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Nights of romance, days of sailing, and lots of sunshinegreat food, and fun times on this holiday.’ Escape with a Book, 5 Stars

‘The colours, sounds and smells just leapt from the page into my mind, transporting me there… A Holiday To Remember really is a feel-good read which will make you pull up your big girl pants, grab your bestie and go and have some funThe ideal book to accompany you on your holiday or if you need a pick-me-up… A fun and entertaining read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews

An entertaining, feel-good book… Lots of love and friendship and an emotional end… I hope there is more to come… I am so not ready to say goodbye to them.’ B for Book Review, 5 stars

A perfect holiday read for lazy sunny days on the beach or basking in the sunshine of your garden… There’s plenty of fun and laughsFeel-good story… Very entertaining.’ Reviews and Recommended Reads

Ratings and reviews

6 reviews
Gaele Hi
August 31, 2018
2.5 Stars – Rounded Leaving France for Italy, and a sailing trip through the Dalmatian Islands, Maddy and Leanne step into their next adventure with Bridget the poodle, and see where things lead. Driving up the Adriatic, planning to meet up with Carlo (Leanne’s crush) as Maddy leaves Erik and her new potential life with him in the rearview, as they work on creating content for the blog, and head off to a sailing adventure. Arriving to find some intriguing chemistry and underling tension in Carlo, a subtlety that Leanne completely ignored (as she is wont to do) her dreams of a ‘forever’ with Carlo, the ‘almost perfect’ model. But the trip, originally thought to be a small handful of people included Tom, a half-Irish cousin and doctor in need of some r&r, Claudia, an aunt recently returned to Florence after her second divorce and life as a ‘demi-celeb’ in the states, and plenty of tumult. Two boats are hired, a small yacht for the women and a sailboat for Carlo and Tom and off they head. Claudia alternates between know-it-all snob and good information, she and Maddy have several discussions that send Maddy into tailspins questioning her relationship with Erik and her upcoming divorce, along with her trying to warn off Leanne from Carlo. Leanne is full-on crushing on Carlo – sopping up his attention when he dishes it out, confused when he backs away. There’s a continuation of Leanne’s rather childish behavior, and Maddy’s actual grounded and realistic view, but this is clearly a trip that is coming to a close, thankfully. One can only natter on about their windfall and ‘unexpectedly posh’ amenities for so long: there was something missing in the charm of the first story with Claudia’s ex ‘stalking them’, Tom’s story and his attraction to Leanne, Maddy and her habit and willingness to put her own dreams aside to keep the peace. Fortunately the descriptions of the islands and small villages that they travel through added interest and beauty to the story: small islands, gorgeous foods, sailing and sightseeing and lovely insets of blog entries kept my interest, it wasn’t the characters or even an interest in where the story would lead: the trip and my patience for the thirty-something Leanne’s immaturity was at an end, and Maddy’s jumping in to ‘mother’ her made this far less intriguing than the start of their trip. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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