‘Perfect read for a lazy day in the sunshine’ bestselling author Christie Barlow
‘It is hilariously good!’ Jess Bell
‘The perfect read for a lazy afternoon’ Shaun
We used to be best friends…
Magda used to be the girl everyone wanted to be – most likely to achieve her every wish. That is until suddenly her perfect life seems to be anything but!
Sophia has never regretted her life, sure it isn’t perfect, but being a single mum to a daughter she loves is pretty great. Perhaps she never moved away from home, or got to live out her dreams, but what she has right now isn’t so bad.
That is until an invitation to their school reunion arrives, throwing both their lives into a spin – because these two used to be friends and it might finally be time to face up to that one big mistake that happened all those years ago…
PRAISE FOR REBECCA PUGH
‘Rebecca really captures the true essence of love in her books and you really invest in and believe what you are reading, despite it being a fictional tale.’ - Book Addict Shaun on ‘A Home in Sunset Bay’
‘It was entirely satisfying and heartfelt’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook on ‘Return to Bluebell Hill’
‘What I thought was boy meets girl is so not the case. There's romance, mystery, and heartbreak.’ – Bookaholic Babe on ‘Return to Bluebell Hill’
‘From the rich descriptions to the believable characters and the engaging plot, I was hooked from page one.’ – Laura (Goodreads) on ‘A Home in Sunset Bay’
‘Return to Bluebell Hill is one of the best novels in this genre I've read in quite some time.’ – BrizzleLass
‘a warm, heart-warming, enticing story.’ – Sophie, Reviewed the Book on ‘Return to Bluebell Hill’
‘I really loved this book from start to finish, I really didn’t want to put it down, its what a story should be, a lovely modern fairytale of a book.’ – Candy Hart on ‘Return to Bluebell Hill’
About the author
REBECCA PUGH grew up in the green county of Shropshire, with a mind full of fairy-tales and happy endings. At 22 Rebecca’s own story took a fairy-tale-like turn and her dream came true. With her faithful companions: Bonnie the dog, her partner, and her gigantic family by her side, Rebecca is sharing her stories with readers who enjoy falling in love and losing themselves in beautiful, fictional worlds. Rebecca Pugh is the author of women’s fiction and romance, her all-time favourite genres. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good swoon?
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The cover of this books cover says “laugh out loud comedy romance”, There was not one thing in this book that I found funny. It was a story of two estranged friends who had a massive fallout due to one of them betraying the others trust. Ones marriage is falling apart the other is a single mom. The romance was no where to be found unless you count on the couple pages in one of the last chapters when another character confessed his love for one of the characters. Disappointed to say the least.
is a wonderful getaway that is deceptive in its simplicity
Magda and Sophia were inseparable for years, sharing dreams, secrets and making a pact to always be friends. But, times change, dreams realign, and often those people who once were as necessary to your life as breathing are no longer near. Over the years, Magda moved on to marry with all of the ‘I made it” moments (money, vacations, stunning house) after school while Sophia never left: now a single mum and still in the same place, she’d not really given her what-ifs a thought until the invitation.
School reunion time will place both women in the same place for the first time in years – a chance to explore their rift and rekindle their friendship – or time spent ignoring and avoiding one another, putting on the best face, and forgetting the encounter as soon as possible after. These are choices that both face….
Most surprising to this story was Pugh’s ability to give us two characters who were equally sympathetic, fairly open, and reasonably aware of the steps they each took in the dissolution of the once-close friendship. Both share their backstory and memories of their younger selves, dreams, spats, trials and tribulations, and dig to find the reason for their split, in the hopes that some resolution and perhaps a new friendship can be brought from the lessons learned. With plenty of twists in the revelations, the correlations to moments we all have experienced in some way or another is striking, bringing the story a poignancy and familiarity to many readers. Full of self-discovery, reflection and second chances, the story is a wonderful getaway that is deceptive in its simplicity, leaving readers with a full story and plenty to remember from their own lives.
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.