A short break can become the holiday of a lifetime A perfect summer read from the brilliant Veronica Henry, author of The Forever House.In a gorgeous quayside hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just beginning .Claire Marlowe owns The Townhouse by the Sea with Luca, the hotel s charismatic chef She ensures that everything runs smoothly until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside down.The rest of the guests arrive with their own baggage There s a couple looking for distraction from a family tragedy a man trying to make amends for an affair he bitterly regrets .and the young woman who thinks the Cornish village might hold the key to her past.Here are affairs of the heart, secrets, lies and scandal all wrapped up in one long, hot weekend....
|Title||:||The Long Weekend (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Orion 5 Juli 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||490 Pages|
|File Size||:||564 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Long Weekend (English Edition) Reviews
Really enjoyed reading this book. It's my first from Veronica Henry, plan to read another one soon. My daughter brought it back from a visit in London. It waited a while for me to read it, am glad I didn't misplace it or forget it.
I have always wanted to own a bed and breakfast, so I was very excited to read a book about a couple who run a seaside hotel. The story is told from multiple viewpoints, and all the characters are somehow connected to The Townhouse. Claire and Luca run the hotel, with Luca the hotel's chef. I loved how the book included some of Luca's recipes at the end -- his cooking sounds delicious! There is also Angelica, a woman who works at the hotel, who lives with her deadbeat mom and must take care of her brother. Claire is in for a surprise when her ex-boyfriend from many years ago, Nick, shows up at the hotel for his bachelor party. The story flashes back to Claire's earlier relationship, and I loved the character of Nick's mom, Isobel. We also meet Laura who has traveled to Pennfleet with her boyfriend. Laura is in search of her father, who she has never met. Colin has come to The Townhouse for his once yearly meeting with his daughter, and her mother, with whom he had an affair many years ago.Oftentimes I find that stories with so many characters leave me wanting more, as the story will just skim the surface. That was certainly not the case with this book. Although it took place over the course of just a long weekend, I was very invested in this story. I found the characters to have lots of depth, and was very impressed with how distinct so many of them were. My favorite part of this book had to be the setting. The cover was absolutely gorgeous, and Pennfleet was described as such a beautiful seaside town. If only The Townhouse really existed, I would love to visit it on vacation!I loved the romance in this story. There was much talk of relationships in this book, and it never came across as too saccharine. Rather, the story captured the complexities of love, and I really appreciate a book where the relationships are still a bit flawed, or the characters have to work at it. I would love to know what happens to the couples after this story ends!This is the first book I've read by Veronica Henry, and it definitely won't be the last! If only her books were easier to find in the U.S.!
Good summer read; enjoyed it. Price was great.
I chose bought this book just prior to a recent stay at the family beach house on a long weekend! It reminded me of Maeve Binchy the way the characters have their own story and yet are woven together throughout the book. I would highly recommend this novel.I will be looking for other Veronica Henry books to purchase.
I really liked this book. It was a pleasant read with interesting characters. Nice book to curl up with. I will definitely have a go with the authors other books.
I really enjoyed this book, I must admit though that I did find it a little confusing jumping from one family to the next.