Book 57 and 58 The Vacationers and Shop Aholic’ s Sister

The Vacationers is top of the New York Times list. It’s about a family and friends who go on holiday to Mallorca. Outwardly for appearances it’s a happy family group. But in the villa things quickly unwrap  living in such close proximity to one another reveals everyone’s secrets.

I really enjoyed it. Characters were well written and developed. It was very funny in parts. It was very realistic. It didn’t try to give everyone happy endings and it didn’t tie up all the ends so left you making your mind up about what happened to each of the characters. I have holidayed in Mallorca so recognised many of the beaches and locations which I always enjoy. But best of all it was so hot in Harris when I read it I thought for one fleeting minute that I was in Spain as well.

The Shop Aholic’ s sister was a book in the holiday cottage. I’ve read some of them before as I was given one in a secret Santa present one Christmas!! The giver was giving me a hint about my clothes addiction. They are funny reads and I can see bits of myself so it’s a salient lesson for me. This one was very funny. The long lost sister she discovers is the complete reverse of herself and she doesn’t like shopping. Can they learn from one another?

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40 plus mum of two married with a mad cocker spaniel. Along with two colleagues run Bright Light Marketing a rural marketing agency who specialise in getting rural businesss noticed. www.brightlightmarketing.co.uk. Live in St Boswells in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Love books, walking and living life to the full here in the Scottish Borders though its sometimes a juggle!
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