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Read: May 19th
My Rating: * * * * *
A big thank you to Sphere (an imprint of Little Brown) for my copy of this wonderful book.
If you’re familiar with Ali McNamara’s books and their publications you’re probably wondering “Kath, why on earth are you posting this review in September, when the book was released June 14th ”
Well, the answer to that, is because I wasn’t able to really put my thoughts into words into the form of a review until now.
I was very excited when I discovered that a new Ali McNamara book was being released and being eager to read it I contacted Sphere to ask if I might have an ARC of it to review on my blog ( apologies for the overly-long delay in my review, guys 😦 ) and linked my reviews of other books of hers I’ve read and was delighted when I received it.
Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van was-is….. a beautifully written, touching story which follows a young woman called Ana who inherits a rather battered camper van from her best friend Daisy and goes to Cornwall; fresh sea air and fish and chips on the beach are just the things she needs. Although she only plans to go there for a quick trip, St Felix has other ideas for Ana, and she soon discovers some hidden unsent postcards from the 1940s in the upholstery of the camper van. She views this discovery as a sign, is determined to ensure that the messages reach the one they were meant for and as the camper van is brought back to its healthy former self, Ana herself starts to find her way back to happiness.
I fell in love with this book from the very beginning: it was so well written, the characters were vibrant and alive ( I love Noah, he’s definitely my favourite character hehe), I was on the edge my seat through so many of the chapters, and I thought the story flowed progressed really well. I want to say so much more about the book, but that would make this spoilery for anyone who hasn’t read Daisy’s Vintage Cornish Camper Van not to mention that it would be a rather long review post.
If you’ve read this already, what are your thoughts? Let the rest of know in the comments – or if it’s spoilery email me your thoughts – firstname.lastname@example.org
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