Tuesday 5 September 2023

BLOG TOUR: Holly's Hawaiian Holiday (The Blossomwood Bay Series Book 3) - Daisy James

Welcome to Holly's Hawaiian Holiday, the third book in a brand new series from the author of the Hummingbird Hotel series and the Cornish Confetti Agency series.

Escape to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands!

When Holly Henderson loses her dog-grooming business in the Blossomwood Bay fire, she’s devastated, and her plans to expand into creative coat-dyeing are over before they began. After her temporary job at Blossomwood Kennels also comes to a heart-breaking end, she’s left with no choice but to accept her cousin’s offer of a dog-sitting assignment for celebrity TV chef Oscar Reynolds if she wants to keep her beloved springer spaniel, Ariel, in dog biscuits.

However, the assignment is in Hawaii and Holly has never been further than a short weekend trip to Paris. With some trepidation, she heads to Oahu and the Mahina family’s ranch where, within five minutes of arriving, she’s run off the road by a speeding Ferrari and doused in an avalanche of “organic” fertiliser.

So much for the glamorous holiday she’d hoped to enjoy!

But despite the inauspicious start, it doesn’t take long for the tropical island paradise to weave its Aloha magic through Holly’s veins. Can the hang loose lifestyle help her find the confidence she needs to deal with the demons that have been chasing her for as long as she can remember? Or will they continue to pursue her, sapping her energy, and ruining her chance of finding happiness?

Join Holly as she explores everything the beautiful Hawaiian Islands have to offer, and enjoy a story filled with sun, sea, and surfing, along with a Dash, Dollop & Drizzle of heart-warming romance.

What did I think?

I love going on a virtual holiday with a Daisy James book and the latest novel in The Blossomwood Bay series takes us to Hawaii.  Although it's the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone as it's a self-contained story.  Characters from the previous books are mentioned along with a brief reminder of their own stories, just to complete the full picture.

The Blossomwood Bay fire destroyed several businesses and they can't rebuild their livelihoods until the boardwalk owner is located.  The only problem is, he's on retreat in America without a phone and nobody knows exactly where he is.  To make ends meet, Holly agrees to do a dog-sitting job...in Hawaii.

I really enjoyed my trip to Hawaii; there's friendship, romance and a sprinkling of skullduggery that kept me entertained.  It was nice to get to know Holly and I feel like she's one of my friends so it'll be nice to see how she's doing as I'm sure she'll get a mention in the next Blossomwood Bay instalment.  

Daisy James has a wonderful knack of adding so much colour to her narrative via sights, sounds, smells and tastes that you really feel as if you're there in the book.  Hawaii would be far too hot for me and I would never dream of going there, but it was lovely to experience it through Daisy's eyes.

Entertaining and charming, Holly's Hawaiian Holiday is pure escapism and a very enjoyable read.

I received a digital ARC to read and review for the blog tour and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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About the author:
Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea - china plates and teacups are a must.

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1 comment:

  1. A huge thank you for your lovely review, Michelle, and for being part of the blog tour. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your trip to beautiful Hawaii. You're right, it is definitely hot there! Love Daisy xx