A heartwarming summer romance for fans of Katie FfordeShe ll do whatever it takes to keep this family together As the nanny to four quirky but loveable children, Charlie French has learnt that if there was ever a cement shortage Weetabix would be a viable substitute and that YouTube videos can go viral in seconds, much to her horror But, most importantly, she s learnt thaA heartwarming summer romance for fans of Katie FfordeShe ll do whatever it takes to keep this family together As the nanny to four quirky but loveable children, Charlie French has learnt that if there was ever a cement shortage Weetabix would be a viable substitute and that YouTube videos can go viral in seconds, much to her horror But, most importantly, she s learnt that whatever happens you stick together as a family.When tragedy strikes, Charlie is forced to decide whether it s time to move on or fight to keep the children she loves With the distraction of the children s gorgeous Uncle Felix and the chance of a holiday in stunning Antigua, she s left wondering if turquoise seas can wash away their present troubles Is the pull of white sand beaches too tempting to resist or will paradise fail to keep them all together A gorgeous summery beach read, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Jill Mansell.
A Family Holiday A heartwarming summer romance for fans of Katie FfordeShe ll do whatever it takes to keep this family together As the nanny to four quirky but loveable children Charlie French has learnt that if ther
Charlie works as a nanny She never had a real family of her own, but spending time with Ted, George, Eleanor and Millie has brought her a lot of love and contentment Unfortunately the parents of the children died in an accident and now they need a new guardian This is quite complicated as they only have their aunt Ruth, who isn t good with children at all, and uncle Felix, who lives abroad and isn t interested in moving back to London to be with them Charlie wants to help, but that isn t easy, e [...]
With endearing characters, moments that will set off the giggles, and a lovely setting, A Family Holiday was an easy read and I polished it off fairly quickly But, something was still missing for me and what potentially could have been a great read, falls into my just above average category Focussing around four recently orphaned kids aged between 3 and 15, their devoted Nanny, her best friend who leads a charmed life, an Aunty who wants guardianship but dislikes children and an Uncle, estranged [...]
A Family Holiday is one of those books that had me saying at 2am, just one chapter and then I ll go to bed, I had only started it a couple of hours earlier, and was half way through not wanting to put it down for real life things like sleep It is a warm loving tale, a story of family and guardianship, and a young nanny that is temporarily in charge of her children, but she is determined to only let them go to the best potential guardian Before the book starts, the parents of Charlie s young cha [...]
This was a gorgeous read ideal to pack in your suitcase I enjoyed the descriptions of Antigua which looks and sounds stunning It has an unusual premise and didn t follow the path I was expecting from the cover which makes for a much intriguing read.It has at it s heart a family who are currently being looked after by Charlie, an unqualified Nanny, after an horrific accident When social services meet up with the trustees they need to sort out a guardian hopefully from one of the family members I [...]
An okay summer read, Charlie is the long term babysitter of 4 kids who have recently lost both of their parents and are now facing uncertainty as to where and who they will now be living with, will it be with the dreaded Aunt Ruth less or their houdini uncle Felix So yeah this was ok, it kept me reading till the end as I wanted to see what the outcome would be, which was as I expected.But, on that note I have to say that I found Felix Blue to be an incredibily annoying person, he spends like 95% [...]
Bella Osborne s writing is warm and welcoming and A Family Holiday is a beautiful and unusual story about love and family which entwines stories of two well crafted female characters but centres around, Charlie, a nanny who is temporarily in charge of four quirky but loveable children.When tragedy strikes, Charlie is forced to decide whether it s time to move on or fight to keep the children she loves.Part of the story is set in Antigua and the descriptions of the island are so utterly gorgeous [...]
Charlie is the nanny to four children of varying ages But the twist to this tale is that the parents of the children and been killed in a car accident So, for the moment, Charlie is their sole carer.The story follows the legal and emotional twists as Aunt Ruth and Uncle Felix are approached regarding guardianship Ruth is a very cold unemotional fish and Felix has never really grown up and faced his own responsibilities, never mind those of his late brother.The first half of the book really sets [...]
So much of this book made no sense What was glaringly wrong was the fact that Charlie and Fleur were in foster care together and very attached, so why didn t Fleur s family adopt Charlie too Yet it is made clear that the two were allowed to remain in touch with each other during their childhood I couldn t get past that Really the whole story is off, I don t think it was well thought out at all Charlie is such an amazing character, but Felix Blue was a cowardly loser I didn t believe in his trans [...]
Although this was supposed to be a light summer holiday read I m afraid I found it rather hard going Some of the phraseology and dialogue was a little clumsy and contrived and the story was very easy to work out Sometimes the flow of the main story was interrupted by the sub plot at very odd places The premise was good and I believe it s by a new writer so I hope she relaxes into her writing style and she s not discouraged by the above feedback It is, as always, a personal viewpoint.
Thank you to Harper Collins Uk and Netgalley for allowing me to review this book.I adored the cover, so clean and welcoming and the story really had me gripped too I had a lump in my throat on numerous occasions, I laughed loudly at certain things too In all this really was such an enjoyable read which really touched my heart.
A Family Holiday is the second novel from Bella Osborne following her d but It Started at Sunset Cottage which I read and enjoyed last year The cover for this new book is simple yet attractive and colourful and makes you want to dive in to the story patiently waiting between the covers to be read Instantly I felt this book was going to be excellent and I wasn t proven wrong, there is just something about it that draws you in right from the very first page and doesn t let go until you read the fi [...]
A modern drama about a nanny, less hired help and family, fighting to keep the kids together after both parents die in a fatal accident Oh, and romance happens.I found this British Chick Lit interesting, though a few things got to me First off, there are cliffhangers every five to ten pages, which can be jarring at times Second, I honestly got distracted by Fleur s story It feels like there are two books in one, vying attention Perhaps it is the pacing that is throwing me off oh and of those [...]
A Family Holiday is Bella Osborne s second novel but my first read by this author I ve already heard some good things about Ms Osborne so when I ve spotted her novel on NetGalley I didn t hesitate to request it the cover of A Family Holiday is gorgeous simple but in this case less is , it has a family and holiday in the title, and yes, the synopsis was very promising, and without further ado I started to read.I must admit, I was sure that it is going to be a fluffy, sunny, light read about fami [...]
An enjoyable tale of Charlie and her battle to stay on as the nanny to four orphaned kidsWritten in an easy style, this book made you feel for Charlie and the kids whilst longing for a holiday in Antigua Light hearted moments from Charlie s best friend FleurA good beach read 3.5
I loved the plot, and the characters, I really did I just didn t always follow the writing sometimes the pacing seemed off, sometimes I felt there was repetition Not quite as tight as a Katie Fforde novel I think.
A good read It s about children whose parents died in an accident All the ups downs of the childrens emotions, as they deal with it all It s uplifting than sad also funny This author s only written a couple of books,so far, but I m sure she ll have a long career.
A perfect family storyOf you like Stories about how familiares of every kind are made this is your cup of tea I really loved it But I would have liked if less of the Fleur s story was told
Meh I enjoyed some of the characters, but the youngest Milly was not so believable.
This is about Charlie who is working as a nanny for a family with four children aged 15 to toddler The story unfolds after a tragic accident leaves Charlie fighting for her job when a new guardian needs to be found for the children The options are Aunt Ruth, who doesn t like children and likes Charlie even less, and Uncle Felix who lives abroad and has no desire to return to London Charlie decides to utilise the tickets for the holiday in Antigua that had already been booked to enjoy her last we [...]
Follow my reviews Jane Hunt Writer First StepsJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews FacebookJane Hunt Writer Book Reviews Google Connect on TwitterThis story has all the right ingredients for a great summer read effortless dialogue, a great setting, an interesting plot and vivid characters It is a very enjoyable book.Charlie is like a modern day Mary Poppins , totally child orientated and with than her fair share of magic up her sleeve The children are the most vibrant of the characters they really ste [...]
Charlie is a nanny to four young children when tragedy strikes and their parents are both killed in a car crash Their will leaves the guardianship of the children to their Aunt Ruth and Uncle Felix but Ruth is a dragon who hasn t got a clue about the children and just wants to manage the trust fund and send them to boarding school.d worse still she hates Charlie and wants to sack her immediately and no one knows where Felix is he hasn t been seen for years Charlie is terrified that they will all [...]
A cute little book Decently written, enjoyable characters