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The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent

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The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent

Genre: Romance
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4’5/5
Publisher: Penguin

About The Book

Have you ever imagined running away from your life?
Well Birdy Finch didn’t just imagine it. She did it. Which might’ve been an error. And the life she’s run into? Her best friend, Heather’s.
The only problem is, she hasn’t told Heather. Actually there are a few other problems…
Can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be her best friend (who incidentally is a world-class wine expert)?
And can she stop herself from falling for the first man she’s ever actually liked (but who thinks she’s someone else)

My Thoughts

I’ve been postponing this review for months, not because I didn’t like it but because it was so sunny and shining that I wasn’t sure I would empower it enough.
This is a book of hope for second chances, to follow our dreams and fight for them; because we are the only ones that can fulfill them!
Birdy Finch life’s blocked, so she decides to take her friend’s discarded job, in a remote village in Scotland. Because, even if she doesn’t know anything about wines, for sure it will not be so difficult to be the sommelier, or at least that’s what she thinks (or hopes!).
This is a story full of light and hopes; there’s romance, friendship and a long list of delicious wines, what more can you need to disconnect? 😉
I like when a story moves you, gives you electricity to make some changes in your life; because let’s be honest, Birdy is a good person, but she really doesn’t know what she loves/hates or what to do with her life, she simply “lives” but taking this job will change her life. Not because she likes to be a sommelier but because she wants the hotel to succeed and to not disappoint the friends and co-workers that have started trusting her. This will be a long and difficult journey for Birdy, she will have to make changes in her life but when dreams start feeling real you would do anything to avoid losing them. The main character of this story is Birdy, but all the secondary ones have their own place and story to tell, making the read more full and with a real touch.
This is a happy book, it will lift your mood and warm your heart; are you ready to take “The Summer Job”?

About The Author

Lizzy Dent (mis)spent her early twenties working in Scotland in hospitality, in a hotel not unlike the one in this novel. She somehow ended up in a glamorous job travelling the world creating content for various TV companies, including MTV, Channel 4, Cartoon Network, the BBC and ITV. But she always knew that writing was the thing she wanted to do, if only she could find the confidence. After publishing three young adult novels, she decided to write a novel that reflected the real women she knew, who don’t always know where they’re going in life, but who always have fun doing it. The Summer Job is that novel.

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