Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Holiday Reads by Elaine Spires

What They Say:

Short stories for your sun-lounger - or wherever!

Seven women, each with a different holiday problem.


Olivia, who wishes she wasn't on a tennis holiday.

Estelle, alone on a cruise.

Fiona who's flying too close for comfort.

Shelley, who shouldn't have got involved with aforeigner.

Alison who finds out her husband's off on a cruise - but not with her!;

Eloise who's having a rotten time in Ibiza.

Karla who's desperate for her family holiday in Corfu to go well

What I Say:

I would like to say that this is not one of my review books but as with Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley, I wanted to read and this was just perfect as I love Elaines books.

As with all Elaine’s books they are so descriptive and you find yourself picturing the places and people she describes in such detail.

As the blurb says you meet 7 different woman all with a holiday problem, there’s a cruise, the mile high club, we even go back to Mango Beach Resort in Antigua with the mention of some of Elaines characters from other books.  We also meet another Travel2gether rep, a romance with a foreigner or 2 and a lovely family holiday in Corfu.

This book takes you to some wonderful places and as I have said they way Elaine describes these places you could almost be there.  A wonderful feel good summer read and as it is 7 different stories you can pick it up and put it back down as you like, but if you’re like me you would have been desperate to read the next story, my only sadness is that it’s not long enough.

I’m now eagerly awaiting Elaines 3rd Singles Holiday book.

5 out of 5 Stars

About the Author

Elaine Spires is a diverse novelist as well as an award-winning playwright and actress.

Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine's keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels.
She wrote her first book What's Eating Me in 2010. It was originally a play, a one-woman show performed as a monologue with a child actor - Elena-Beth Carter playing Eileen as a child in the background and Elaine performed it on the London and Edinburgh fringes. She loved the character of loved Eileen so much that she decided to expand the story into a book.

Her second novel was Singles' Holiday, set on her beloved Antigua... the Caribbean at its most luscious, its most beautiful... silver sand, cobalt sky, warm, turquoise sea... and a bunch of complete strangers who only have one thing in common: they're single!

And her third novel Sweet Lady, again set in Antigua, will amaze you with a massive twist which goes to show that nothing is as it seems!
When Elaine is not writing her ideas into her next book or play, she enjoys going to the theatre, visiting the cinema, eating out with her friends and she also loves to read! Elaine spends her time between her homes in Hadleigh, Essex and Five Islands, Antigua (W.I.).

Author Links
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