Friday, 9 February 2018

Coming Home to Island House by Erica James






It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life,the charismatic Jack Devereux.

But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments and come together. 
But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments and come together. 
With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can the habits of a lifetime be changed in one week? And can Romily, a woman who thrives on adventure, cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her?




I loved this book. It's so nice to lose yourself in a good story. Poor Romily is charged with the task of uniting an estranged family of three siblings and a cousin. These adults grew up at Island House but for various reasons their father didn't manage to hold his family together and has left his new wife to deal with them. 
Romily is such a lovely character, a strong independent woman who laughs at the gossips who think she is a trollop. There are a few surprising and sometimes sad parts of this story which kept me up late at night reading it.
I would have liked to have known more about Jack so maybe a prequel would be a good idea. I also would like to know more of what Romily did during the war and what happened next. There is so much more to explore with this family that I'm also hoping for a sequel. 

Out for kindle or hardback. Paperback is out on 31st May and it's cheaper than kindle.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Island-House-Erica-James-ebook/dp/B01JLZKIQK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1518082097&sr=1-1&keywords=Coming+home+to+island+house&dpID=51y5p5IoeYL&preST=_SY445_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a good character based story! Super review, Anne!

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  2. I especially liked Romily and think she could have been explored more.

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