Book Review + Giveaway: Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin (Blog Tour)

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I am so happy to be today’s host in Summer at Rose Island blog Tour.
I want to say thank you to Emma Poulloura for giving me this opportunity.

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summer at rose island


Fall in love with the gorgeous seaside town of White Cliff Bay this summer and enjoy long sunny days, beautiful beaches and… a little romance.

Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals.

When Darcy swims in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she discovers the charming Rose Island Lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing…

Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman who swims out to his island one day.

Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides.

She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for?

Pull up a deck chair, sink back with a bowl of strawberry ice cream and pick up the summer read you won’t be able to put down.

Goodreads * Amazon UK * Amazon US



Holly Marin is one of those authors I heard a lot about, but haven’t read anything by her. I decided it was about time to finally give her a try so, when I got an opportunity to be a part of her blog tour, I was pretty happy to say the least.

I had a feeling I would enjoy Summer at Rose Island and you know what? I wasn’t wrong at all. I loved this novel.

The story follows Darcy who leaves her life in London behind and moves to Summer Rose Island.
There, she meets number of nice people and makes some beautiful friendships, but there is one guy that seems that just can’t get on the right foot with her: Riley. The fact that he is really good looking doesn’t help at all. But, as each day passes by, the attraction is undeniable.

Summer at Rose Island will compel you, give you a warm feeling and will make you feel good.

I couldn’t help but feel happy all the time while reading this novel.

The atmosphere in the book was astonishing. I could almost feel the wind and smell the sea, that’s how engaged into the story I was. That’s how good Holly Martin’s writing style is.

One of the things I appreciate the most when it comes to my books are the characters.

In this book, characters are what makes this story.
I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. Here, I don’t mean just Darcy and Riley, but all the side characters (especially Libby and George) and maybe it sounds funny, but it felt like, in this novel, I made friends.

There are also some cute scenes that involve dogs so I think doglovers will appreciate that aspect of the story.

With it’s amazing setting, loveable characters and swoon worthy moments, Summer at Rose Island is a perfect summery read.

This is the third book in the series, but it could easily be read as a standalone.
In fact, I read only this book and wasn’t confused at all!
However, I fell in love with this place and it’s people, that I decided to read all the books in the series, as well as other Martin’s work.

I am glad I discovered this author and can’t wait to see what else she has to offer.


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Giveaway (INTL)

I fell in love with Holly Martin’s so much, I decided to spice this tour stop with a little giveaway.

I am giving away one Kindle ebook by Holly Martin.
You can chose Summer at Rose Island or any of her previous work.

This giveaway is international as long as you can recieve Amazon ebooks.

Here are the books you can chose from:

summer at rose island holly holly1 holly2 holly3 holly4 holly5

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About The Author


Holly has been writing for six years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. Holly lives in Bedfordshire.

Website * Twitter * Facebook * GoodReads * Amazon Page

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    1. The Summer on Rose Island was perfect for summer (even though it isn’t summer yet) but other ones look pretty good to.
      Personally, I bought myself Fairytale Beginnings so that will be my next Holly Martin read. 🙂
      They all look really good!
      Thanks for entering!


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