One Golden Summer – Clare Lydon, T.B. Markinson

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Strangely considering both authors popularity, I’ve only read one book by Markinson before, and before this hadn’t explored any Lydon work. I will definitely be reading more books by both authors. I think one of the biggest compliments I can pay the book is that you can’t tell it’s written by more than one author – it flows so freely.

I often find I don’t enjoy books set in the UK – they often feel like they’re written for a foreign audience perspective of life here, but I loved this book. The descriptions of British small town life and our coastal towns rings very true. The scenery, town and British life are almost a character in themselves, really helping to make the book in my opinion.

I wanted the MCs to be together from the moment they met, and found myself frustrated with both characters that they couldn’t quite get it right at times. However I think it’s a mark of how well the book and the characters are written that I felt this way. The secondary characters in the book are also well written, relevant and contribute to the story.

If you’re looking for a good summer read in all the current madness you won’t go wrong this with one.

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