A Home in Sunset Bay by Rebecca Pugh book review

home in sunset bay

A Home in Sunset Bay by Rebecca Pugh, publisher Carina, is available in ebook format from TOMORROW Tuesday 9th February 2016.

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Enough is enough! The always perfect Laurie Chapman had jumped in her car and raced as fast as she could from London heading to Sunset Bay and (she hopes!) the open arms of her estranged sister…

Mia Chapman loves running Dolly’s Diner in the picture-perfect coastal Cornish town of Sunset Bay. Now that her and Grandma Dolly’s dream is finally a reality Mia has never been prouder! Until Laurie suddenly turns up on her doorstep… How can she forgive the sister who walked away?

Once upon a time Mia and Laurie were best friends. Back together after so long, the time has come for the sisters to figure out what went so wrong all those years ago – and whether they can ever put it right!

An uplifting romantic comedy about sisters, friendship and the love of good food.

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I’d like to thank the publishers and netgalley for an arc in return for an honest review.

This is the second book written by Rebecca Pugh, Rebecca has a way of describing her settings for her novels so beautifully and full of character and charm that make you want to get in your car and drive down to Sunset Bay.

Two sisters, Mia and Laurie, haven’t seen eye to eye for a few years.  Since the death of their beloved Grandma Dolly the girls went their separate ways.

Mia carried on living in her Gran’s gorgeous, character filled home in Honeysuckle Cottage in the picturesque Sunset Bay.  She also took up the reigns of the running of Dolly’s Diner, a 1950’s inspired diner, right on the beach front of Sunset Bay.  Dolly’s Diner is very special to Mia as it was her Grandmother’s dream to have her own diner and when her dream was fulfilled with creating Dolly’s Diner she couldn’t have been happier. When her lovely granddaughters, Mia and Laurie, visited the diner they fell in love with the diner too, especially Mia.  So to be left the diner in her grandmother’s will Mia felt honoured and privileged to be living out her and her late Gran’s dream.

Laurie’s life wasn’t quite so picturesque.  Laurie had been pressured since school and uni to do more with her life.  This all led to Laurie living and working in London, with her career plan starting in a solicitors.  Laurie had been content with her work and her relationship with Neil her boyfriend but felt the constant pressure of having to achieve all the time.  Following the death of one of Laurie’s closest friends Laurie starts looking at her life and realises she wants more.  Her life is soon turned upside down when she catches her boyfriend in an act of infidelity.  Heartbroken and still grieving the loss of her friend Laurie decides to take a sabbatical and packs her bags and drives down to the only place she believes she will gain peace … Sunset Bay.

When the sisters meet up again words are said and misunderstandings emerge.

We follow Mia and Laurie’s journey of finding each other again.  Finding friendships and love in a beautiful setting.  We learn that life can be simpler and more beautiful if we step away from one destiny and change direction into another.

A gorgeous, heart warming romance perfect for a cold winter’s day. 5/5*

To find out more about Rebecca Pugh and her books please visit the following links:



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