The Beachside Guest House

The Beachside Guest House

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When Rosa and Bee get together in the run-up to Bee's wedding, they reminisce about the holiday they took together as teenagers to the beautiful Greek island of Paros. They remember the sandy coves, the guest house in the converted windmill where they stayed with their friend Iona, and the gorgeous local men. As memories of that long-forgotten holiday resurface, they are forced to confront the turns their lives have taken - and the guilt they both feel about letting Iona slip away from them.When they learn that the windmill guest house is going bust they form a plan: why not go back to the island and take it over themselves? And so begins a life-changing journey - because it turns out that opening a guest house and reliving their teenage dreams isn't that easy . . . Full of romance and friendship, love and life, laughter and tears, The Beachside Guest House is an uplifting novel about the magic of starting over with friends by your side.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 290g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751552240
  • 9780751552249
  • 8,274

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A stylish, upmarket bit of chick lit * The Bookseller (on The Vintage Teacup Club) * A heartwarming, quintessentially British tale * Stylist (on The Vintage Teacup Club) * The Beachside Guest House is such a comforting read, and so compelling and uplifting. I loved that the story wasn't predictable either - such a wonderful read! * Cressida McLaughlin, author of the Primrose Terrace series * A delicious brew of love and friendship * Trisha Ashley (on The Vintage Teacup Club) * This heart-warming story of finding new friends is a lovely debut * Carole Matthews (on The Vintage Teacup Club) * A beautifully written, uplifting story about love, life and the healing power of friendship. Vanessa describes the island of Paros with its sparkling seas and sapphire skies so perfectly that I'm now longing for my own Greek adventure! * Cathy Bramley on The Beachside Guest House * A lovely story about finding your bliss with the help and support of best friends * Michele Gorman on The Beachside Guest House *show more

About Vanessa Greene

Vanessa Greene is the author of four novels: The Vintage Teacup Club, The Seafront Tea Rooms, The Beachside Guest House and The Little Pieces of You and Me. She writes about (and believes in) the value of female friendship, as well as the restorative power of tea and cake. She lives in north London with her husband and young son and daughter. Vanessa loves to hear from readers so drop her a line on Twitter (@VanessaGBooks) or Facebook (VanessaGreeneBooks).show more

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A lovely story about finding your bliss with the help and support of best friends Michele Gorman on The Beachside Guest Houseshow more

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3 29% (117)
2 6% (25)
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