Sasha Greenhope has a very lovely life. Her marriage is solid, her only daughter is delightful, and the family business is going full steam ahead.
The only blip on the horizon is the upcoming family reunion for her parents 40th wedding anniversary at Chadwell House – the family pile. Sasha just does not fit with her rich family. Her French mother, Delphine thinks everything Sasha does is a faux pas.. And siblings, Adele and Beau, are clearly the favourites, leaving Sasha surplus to requirements So when Sasha’s husband Ben takes this exact moment to reveal that they are about to go bankrupt, Sasha wants to be anywhere but stuck in a lavish marquee!
Swallowing her pride, and a whole bottle of fizz, Sasha determines to ask her family for help – and maybe even a loan – only to discover that her parents and siblings are all keeping secrets of their own!
Family secrets, warring siblings and a disastrous reunion… what could possibly go right?!
Carmen Reid is the bestselling author of numerous woman’s fiction titles including the Personal Shopper series starring Annie Valentine. After taking a break from writing she is back, introducing her hallmark feisty women characters to a new generation of readers. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and children.
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My thoughts: families – who’d have ’em? Sasha’s siblings and parents all seem to be more successful and gilded than she and her husband – especially as their business is in freefall thanks to a client going bust. Her parents’ wedding anniversary party is the last thing she needs right now.
It’s all very fancy and Sasha’s at breaking point when a series of calamities throw the family together and force them to confront some uncomfortable home truths.
The people closest to you can be the most aggravating but hopefully at the end of it all, you can find a way through together.
Funny, sad, but thankfully with a happy ending, a good reminder to be grateful for your family, whoever they are to you.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.