"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~ Charles W. Eliot
"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" ~ Julia Child
"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Holiday Home

This is the second time I have read a book written by someone I see regularly on a TV program. I know of Fern Britton though hosting Ready, Steady, Cook many years ago and more recently through her fabulous new show The Great Allotment Challenge. So I was unsure about her being an author until reading The Holiday Home. I will be reading her other books now knowing what a fun book she writes. 

This book combined a beautiful Georgian house on the coast of Cornwall, a less than perfect family, two sisters who to spite their sibling rivalry obviously love each other, the characters of the Cornwall village and a number of surprises thrown in to stir things all up. A recipe for a good summer read!

Happy reading!


Julie said...

I saw this book the other day and wondered what she would be like as an author. I too watched the allotment challenge.

hazel said...

Another new author to try.

Just finished Forever Friends by Danielle Steele first book that I can remember making me cry.

Thanks Heidi,
Hazel c uk

Nancy said...

I think I am trying to be you, I am reading two books at once and I never do that. Not getting to far on either one so not a good idea for me. Glad you like this one.
Love you, Mom

hazel said...

Hi Heidi,

Just finished reading this book and really enjoyed it. Loved the twist at the end.

Going to start on Hidden Treasures.

Thank you for recommending it.