I love picking possible reads for the upcoming month. I do however, need to get better at actually reading them! With the summer holidays fast approaching I’m looking forward to some extra reading time so feeling hopeful that these will get read. And who knows, maybe I’ll get around to finishing the other monthly picks too!
Reputation by Lex Croucher
Twitter made me buy this one! Amd I had completely forgotten about it until the dispatch email from Waterstones pinged into my inbox.
What it’s about?
The hilarious debut novel from Lex Croucher. A classic romcom with a Regency-era twist, for fans of Mean Girls and/or Jane Austen.
Abandoned by her parents, middle-class Georgiana Ellers has moved to a new town to live with her dreary aunt and uncle. At a particularly dull party, she meets the enigmatic Frances Campbell, a wealthy member of the in-crowd who lives a life Georgiana couldn’t have imagined in her wildest dreams.
Lonely and vulnerable, Georgiana falls in with Frances and her unfathomably rich, deeply improper friends. Georgiana is introduced to a new world: drunken debauchery, mysterious young men with strangely arresting hands, and the upper echelons of Regency society.
But the price of entry to high society might just be higher than Georgiana is willing to pay …
The Guesthouse at Lobster Bay by Annie Robertson
This gorgeous book arrived on my doormat this week as some surprise bookmail from the lovely folks at Welbeck Publishing. The cover is stunning and screams summer.
What’s it about?
When Emma sees The Guesthouse at Lobster Bay for sale, she knows it’s the seaside haven she needs to recover from a recent trauma. But as soon as Emma collects the keys, her dream of owning a successful guesthouse unravels . . .
Emma has a month to get the house ready before her guests arrive, a task made harder by the discovery that an enormous dog was included in the sale. Then there’s the unwelcoming next-door neighbour, Aidan, who Emma must turn to for help. As Emma and Aidan work together, they grow closer, but then Aidan is called away and Emma has to carry on alone.
Over the summer, Emma must navigate unforeseen dilemmas and new friendships, and keep her business afloat. But as she falls in love with Lobster Bay, is she also falling for Aidan?
Coming Home by Fern Britton
I have never read any of Fern Britton’s book. This one was sent to me by my secret elf in a recent book swap and will tick off another Popsugar prompt.
What’s it about?
When the only place you want to be is home…
When Ella’s beloved grandmother dies, she comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life, and new love… But she also opens a treasure trove of secrets.
Sennen left Cornwall a young single mum but unable to cope. She left her children, herfamily and part of her. She’s spent the years hiding from her past, hiding from herself.
Now it’s time to come back. To Cornwall. To face her mistakes. To pray for forgiveness. To hope for a future with her daughter