Sunday, July 27, 2014


Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date published: 2014-06-18
ISBN: 978-1-62830-234-9
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 4

Gillian Banks has always wanted to go to England. But the tour isn’t what she’d expected with a busload of elderly traveling companions and an itinerary that misses many of the things she’d like to see. A chance encounter with Simon, the bus driver, has Gill questioning her responses to these issues.

This is a well written story that unfolds very nicely, dealing with Gill’s overseas trip. It’s an easy read with a flowing pace, and nicely crafted plot and characters. Most readers will relate to Gill’s predicament and feel her disappointment.
Most readers will also fall a little in love with Simon, who is both a hero and a gentleman. However he still has his own problems to deal with and they’re just hinted at enough to raise flickers of worry in the reader and to ensure she keeps reading.

The ending was just a tiny bit pat and there was one repeated word error (’til not till, please), but basically the mechanics were excellent. I did think that Gill was a bit “1960s-helpless-heroine-needing-to-be-rescued” at the start, but once I got into the book—and the excellent pacing ensured I didn’t put it down—her reasoning was explained and I was more onboard with her problems.
Overall this was a nice little sweet romance, and a pleasant read. The author has a very attractive voice and strong story-telling skills.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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