Laura Bambrey Books

It's all about the books... News. Reviews. Interviews

Monday, 17 July 2017

Blogtour: Review: The Summer of Serendipity by Ali McNamara

Today I’ve got the real pleasure of taking part in Ali McNamara’s blogtour for her exquisite new summer novel, The Summer of Serendipity.

Serendipity Parker, or Ren as she much prefers to be known, is a driven, single-minded business-woman. Ruled by her head rather than her heart, she is at odds with the myths and magic of Ballykilltara- where she finds herself on her most recent property hunt.

Aided by her ever-ditzy assistant Kiki, Ren soon finds herself drawn into the stories surrounding the area as she hunts for the perfect house for her client. But when their search draws her right into the heart of one of the local myths, she quickly discovers how loyal the locals are to their own history- and what a tricky task she has ahead of her.

As she slowly falls in love with the place, Ren’s heart begins to take over from her head – and she opens up unexpectedly to the new people in her life. But which version of herself will win – head or heart?

Full of beautiful characters – each with their own unique charm – I feel like I’ve been living amongst them for the past few days. A romance with Ballykilltara is definitely the way to spend your summer.

The Summer of Serendipity is a magical read full of mystery, romance and mythical Irish charm. This summery novel will make you look at your own life with new eyes and see that spark of magic in the stories that surround you every day.

The Blurb:

One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it.

'The Welcome House' is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.

While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she's remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel.

But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious 'Welcome House'? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness?

Grab your copy:

Paperback:                 Kindle:

About the Author:

Ali McNamara attributes her over-active and very vivid imagination to one thing – being an only
child. Time spent dreaming up adventures when she was young has left her with a head bursting with stories waiting to be told.

When stories she wrote for fun on Ronan Keating’s website became so popular they were sold as a fundraising project for his cancer awareness charity, Ali realised that not only was writing something she enjoyed doing, but something others enjoyed reading too.


No comments:

Post a Comment