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BOOK REVIEW – A SUMMER SCANDAL – KAT FRENCH

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SUZI TENCH
A Summer Scandal – Kat French

This is the first book that I read from my purchase of A Box Of Stories box and I chose it because I really liked the sound of it from the back cover.  I also wanted something light and easy to read to ease myself back into reading books since I’ve been having difficulty concentrating and reading since starting to take medication for my mental health.

“When Violet inherits a Victorian pier on Swallow Beach from her mysterious grandparents, she falls in love immediately.  All she wants is to make it popular again, and when she meets hunky Calvin, inspiration strikes.  What if she turned the pier into an adult-themed arcade full of artisan shops?

But not everyone in Swallow Beach is happy with the idea.  As tensions worsen and the heat between her and Calvin begins to grow, Violet must make a choice – stay and fight, or turn and run.  Can she find her happy ending before the swallows fly North for the winter?”

This book was the perfect read for me.  It was not too deep, the story was easy to follow and it was light-hearted.  I found that I didn’t want to put this down until I had got to the end and finished it in 4 sittings.

The story follows a girl called Violet who inherits an apartment and a pier from her Grandfather, and though her mother knew of the place, and had lived there when she was a child, both her and Violet were unaware that the pier or flat were still in the families possession.  The story unfolds with Violet leaving the town she grew up in, her boyfriend and the life she knew and travelling to Swallow Beach (where the pier and apartment are) and setting up a life there.  Along the way she learns of her grandparents lives and the secret held by her deceased Grandmother through the discovery of her Grandmother’s diary.

This book is really well written and I loved that the book featured love, relationships, disaster and a plot twist too. The only thing that I was disappointed with was that the book seemed to come to an abrupt conclusion.

This review has been re-published with the permission of the reviewer Suzi Tench. In her words Suzi is a 30 something, colour enthusiast, artist, crafter, diy lover, lifestyle blogger. You can read her blogs here

 

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BOOK REVIEW – A SUMMER SCANDAL – KAT FRENCH

Posted by Asha Chauhan on

 

SUZI TENCH
A Summer Scandal – Kat French

This is the first book that I read from my purchase of A Box Of Stories box and I chose it because I really liked the sound of it from the back cover.  I also wanted something light and easy to read to ease myself back into reading books since I’ve been having difficulty concentrating and reading since starting to take medication for my mental health.

“When Violet inherits a Victorian pier on Swallow Beach from her mysterious grandparents, she falls in love immediately.  All she wants is to make it popular again, and when she meets hunky Calvin, inspiration strikes.  What if she turned the pier into an adult-themed arcade full of artisan shops?

But not everyone in Swallow Beach is happy with the idea.  As tensions worsen and the heat between her and Calvin begins to grow, Violet must make a choice – stay and fight, or turn and run.  Can she find her happy ending before the swallows fly North for the winter?”

This book was the perfect read for me.  It was not too deep, the story was easy to follow and it was light-hearted.  I found that I didn’t want to put this down until I had got to the end and finished it in 4 sittings.

The story follows a girl called Violet who inherits an apartment and a pier from her Grandfather, and though her mother knew of the place, and had lived there when she was a child, both her and Violet were unaware that the pier or flat were still in the families possession.  The story unfolds with Violet leaving the town she grew up in, her boyfriend and the life she knew and travelling to Swallow Beach (where the pier and apartment are) and setting up a life there.  Along the way she learns of her grandparents lives and the secret held by her deceased Grandmother through the discovery of her Grandmother’s diary.

This book is really well written and I loved that the book featured love, relationships, disaster and a plot twist too. The only thing that I was disappointed with was that the book seemed to come to an abrupt conclusion.

This review has been re-published with the permission of the reviewer Suzi Tench. In her words Suzi is a 30 something, colour enthusiast, artist, crafter, diy lover, lifestyle blogger. You can read her blogs here

 

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IT’S WORLD BOOK NIGHT – LET’S CELEBRATE THE JOY OF READING

Posted by Asha Chauhan on

We started A Box of Stories with a vision to disrupt the status quo, by giving adventurous book lovers a platform to discover powerful authors, beyond the obvious bestsellers; authors whose names are often drowned out in the marketing noise created for just 10% of the 220,000 titles launched in the UK every year.

PAYING IT FORWARD

A big part of the vision behind ABOS is to give back. An opportunity for us to use a part of our profits to spread the joy of reading across the world. We do that through the World Literacy Foundation that uses the proceeds in its literacy initiatives throughout Africa.

WORLD BOOK NIGHT

It is for this very reason that World Book Night holds a special place for us. World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year.

An initiative launched by the Reading Agency, World Book Night encourages book lovers to gift / donate books to those who don’t have the opportunity to read. Books are gifted individually or through organisations like prisons, libraries, hospitals, care homes or within our own communities in the UK.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

It’s also an evening where events are organised by book lovers to celebrate the joy of reading. If you’re free that evening here’s where you can find if there’s a World Book Night event taking place near you.

The World Book Night website even has some downloadable resources you can use, if you want to get involved too.

 CELEBRATING & PAYING IT FORWARD THIS WORLD BOOK NIGHT

We’re very excited to get involved and do our bit on 23rdApril. We will be hosting some exciting giveaways on our Facebook and Instagram pages so make sure you follow us and don’t miss out on the celebrations.

 50p FOR LITERACY FOR EVERY BOX WE SELL

As a part of our pledge we’re going to give our partners World Literacy Foundation 50p for every Box of Stories that we sell between 16thApril and 23rdApril.

 

If you’re planning to do something special on World Book Night send some information and pictures to info@aboxofstories.com and we’d be happy to shout out on our social platforms.

Finally, a big thank you for being a part of A Box of Stories. You make our world go round. Now let’s get ready to celebrate!

Get your Box of Stories now!

Read more

IT’S WORLD BOOK NIGHT – LET’S CELEBRATE THE JOY OF READING

Posted by Asha Chauhan on

We started A Box of Stories with a vision to disrupt the status quo, by giving adventurous book lovers a platform to discover powerful authors, beyond the obvious bestsellers; authors whose names are often drowned out in the marketing noise created for just 10% of the 220,000 titles launched in the UK every year.

PAYING IT FORWARD

A big part of the vision behind ABOS is to give back. An opportunity for us to use a part of our profits to spread the joy of reading across the world. We do that through the World Literacy Foundation that uses the proceeds in its literacy initiatives throughout Africa.

WORLD BOOK NIGHT

It is for this very reason that World Book Night holds a special place for us. World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year.

An initiative launched by the Reading Agency, World Book Night encourages book lovers to gift / donate books to those who don’t have the opportunity to read. Books are gifted individually or through organisations like prisons, libraries, hospitals, care homes or within our own communities in the UK.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

It’s also an evening where events are organised by book lovers to celebrate the joy of reading. If you’re free that evening here’s where you can find if there’s a World Book Night event taking place near you.

The World Book Night website even has some downloadable resources you can use, if you want to get involved too.

 CELEBRATING & PAYING IT FORWARD THIS WORLD BOOK NIGHT

We’re very excited to get involved and do our bit on 23rdApril. We will be hosting some exciting giveaways on our Facebook and Instagram pages so make sure you follow us and don’t miss out on the celebrations.

 50p FOR LITERACY FOR EVERY BOX WE SELL

As a part of our pledge we’re going to give our partners World Literacy Foundation 50p for every Box of Stories that we sell between 16thApril and 23rdApril.

 

If you’re planning to do something special on World Book Night send some information and pictures to info@aboxofstories.com and we’d be happy to shout out on our social platforms.

Finally, a big thank you for being a part of A Box of Stories. You make our world go round. Now let’s get ready to celebrate!

Get your Box of Stories now!

Read more