Wednesday 26 February 2014

Singles Holiday by Elaine Spires

What They Say:

Singles' Holiday

Elaine Spires' second novel was Single's 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! 

Some are looking for romance and some for something more... but they've all chosen to spend their holiday with people they have never met before.  Pretty soon some become great friends, some enemies and some lovers, but it is perhaps their tour leader Eve who has the biggest shock of all. 

Glorious days on the beach, boozy, balmy nights and a pending tropical storm combine in a story to make you laugh and cry with just the right number of twists to keep you turning the pages as you get to know all the members of the group as they, in turn, get to know each other.

What I Say:

When @kimthebookworm asked bloggers to get in touch as she would be doing a tour I wasn't sure who it would be for, I'm glad I agreed to review this book.

Eve is a tour rep for Travel Together a Singles Holiday company, I wasn't sure that I would like this book as you all know I love my vampire, werewolf books etc, but I really did enjoy it.

I liked Elaine's detail of the travel and the resort in Antigua, I would love to visit this resort, hope it is based on a real place. From this you can tell Elaine has experience of the travel industry.

Eve, is really lovely even when she has some of her guests moaning about one thing or another,  it makes you wonder how real tour reps keep their patience with some holiday makers.

I loved the way your found out each guest story and wasn't bombarded with it at the beginning, it was like being on holiday and meeting different people around the resort.  All the characters were funny, sometimes annoying as in the case if Geri, easily likeable and just like holiday guests you would meet anywhere on holiday.  I could see people I had met in some of the characters in this book.

The story was never boring, a nice read it would be especially so if you were sat by a pool as you could picture each guest in turn.

The 2 characters in the book I didn't really take to were Huw, never really did find out his problem and Melv, don't know there was something about him I just couldn't take to.

I didn't see what was coming on the day of the Storm, that was an added excellent twist to the book. 

I read Elaine's interview with Kirsty @loveofagoodbook and I understand this is to be made into a stage show, I will look out for it coming up North.  The link to Kirsty's interview is below, please give her blog a visit as it's a great blog with a really interesting interview with Elaine.

I look forward to reading the next book Sugar and Spice, can't wait to catch up with Eve and some of the guests.

5 out of 5 stars

About Elaine

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.).
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