Reading Group 1 Review – Sep 23 – A Cornish Summer by Catherine Alliott

Flora’s been in love with her husband for twenty years. The trouble is, he’s been married to someone else for the past fifteen, now she’s been invited to spend the summer in the sandy coves of Cornwall, which should be blissful.  But there’s one small snag: she’ll be staying with her former mother-in-law, Belinda.
And then her ex-husband shows up out of the blue, complete with his new wife.  Can Flora spend the summer playing happy families with the woman who stole her husband’s heart, and the mother-in-law who might have had a hand in it?  And will stumbling on the family secret change her mind about them all?

Member Reviews:

A – Although I have no objection to the occasional “ chic lit” I found this one very tedious. It started very slowly, including, I thought, an unnecessarily long description of a fox hunt! For me it never seemed to get going and most of the characters seemed fairly superficial. I’m afraid to say I gave up after the first half so may have missed the best bit!

D – This was a very lightweight read.  For me, only slightly more interesting than watching paint dry.

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