Coming Home to Wishington Bay written by Maxine Morrey, publisher HQ Digital, is available NOW in ebook and audiobook format.
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Home is where the heart is…
Holly doesn’t have time for a holiday this year. But when her job threatens to send her over the brink, her boss insists she take a sabbatical. So she packs her bags and escapes to her beloved grandmother Gigi’s house on Wishington Bay, which has sat empty since Gigi passed away.
But Holly’s dreams of a coastal escape take an unexpected turn. Holly didn’t expect to spend time with any man this summer – let alone an Aussie Adonis…but when she meets her next door neighbour Gabe and his little dog Bryan, it’s clear her quiet summer of strolling along the sand and wandering through the seaside village’s tiny streets on her own will come with a hefty dose of distraction.
With a summer to fill and Gigi’s wonderful and surprising house to sort through, Holly knew it would be a summer packed with old memories. She just didn’t expect to make so many new ones…
Coming Home to Wishington Bay is the new gorgeous uplifting rom-com from Maxine Morrey, perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Tilly Tennant!
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I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push for Maxine Morrey’s latest novel: Coming Home to Wishington Bay. Firstly I’d like to say a great big Happy Publication Day to Maxine Morrey. This is only the second book I’ve read by this author and Maxine Morrey is becoming one of my favourite writers.
Coming Home to Wishington Bay is a wonderful story of new beginnings and taking stock of your life and finding your happy place. It’s also a story of coping with the emotions that grief brings you and of struggling with health concerns.
Holly has been living and working in London for a good while and she’s been forced to take a sabbatical due to increasing worries regarding her mental health. Holly has committed herself to her career and didn’t think nothing of working regular 12 hour plus days. She’s also recently broken up from a relationship that has brought mixed emotions of anger, trust and humiliation. Returning to Wishington Bay on the south-coast to her late Grandmother Gigi’s home Holly hopes that this time away from her London life is enough to get her back on track and to also appease her boss.
Holly didn’t expect her ‘r n r’ to include bumping into her new neighbour, hot doctor Gabe with his rescued ‘hot dog’ Bryan. After initial confused introductions a friendship soon ensues between Holly and Gabe. However, Gabe forgot to mention a little ‘white lie’ he told his parents and their friendship soon becomes a little more confused.
I loved the sound of Gigi’s home it sounded so idyllic being on the beachfront and with a small close-knit community of independent businesses in the village. The blooming relationship between Holly and Gabe was good fun with lots of banter flying between them but you could sense a chemistry behind the cheeky chat. I loved the interaction between Bryan, the adorable rescued pup, and all the characters it was very endearing and I always think animals bring a softness to characters in a story.
This is a beautiful, romantic story but touches on the subject of serious issues regarding mental health which made the storyline even more relatable. Coming Home to Wishington Bay is a gorgeous feel-good story that will uplift and charm you.
About the Author
Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten.
As time went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, as well as a local history book on Brighton. However, novels are her first love.
In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her first romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale’.
Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words loves to read, sew and listen to podcasts. Being a fan of tea and cake, she can (should!) also be found doing something vaguely physical at the gym.
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