In My Opinion...
What a lovely book.
We were off to a good start as this novel featured not only gin, but also Jack Russells and the sea. Three of my favourite things in life.
The characters are charming, the dialogue is laugh out loud witty.
I loved Dad, Dale and Lauren- how nice to feature a youngster who does not have some hideous issues to deal with.
The launch of an artisan distillery was fascinating, the involvement of Old Woman Bates was moving.
The subject of local gins is very of the moment, and I could actually envisage this venture being a huge success in the real world. Yes, you have to suspend belief on occasion about how things work out- but surely that’s the sign of a good story, reality is temporarily put on hold.
Grab your glass of gin & head for the sun lounger with this pretty book & relax…cheers!
Want to know more?
It's been a tough year for empty-nester Jen in her seaside Devon town; her kids have left for pastures new and her husband's left for another woman.
Home alone with her eccentric home-brewing father and a Jack Russell, she is just getting her life back on track when her job at the local museum is threatened by her first love and nemesis, Councillor David Barton, who intends to sell the beautiful old building to a pub chain. But help is at hand from her colleagues: Jackie, a former Greenham Common warrior; Tish, a flamboyant historian; and Carol, mega-flirt. Plus newcomer and former campaigner, Tom. Who happens to be a widower. And quite sexy. And also the owner of a Jack Russell.
The key to saving the day and putting the town back on the tourist map could lie just within reach - when reaching for a cold gin and tonic, that is. Mother's Ruin to some, gin is the making of Jen when she comes together with her friends and family to save the museum and open an artisan distillery in the basement.
With its debauched local history of smuggling, can gin be the town's saviour and bring love back into Jen's life?
Five star summer reading rating, for fun and gin in the sun!
I was drinking...
Every cocktail doesn't have to come in a glass!
Thank you @AllenAndUnwinUK & ReadersFirst for my ARC