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Publisher's Summary

An Almost Perfect Holiday is a warm and witty story of friendship, family and hope, by the Sunday Times best seller Lucy Diamond, author of The Beach Cafe and Summer at Shell Cottage.

The holidays are here, and down in Cornwall Lorna’s cottages are fully booked. The sun loungers are lined up beside the swimming pool, the sky is blue and a new set of arrivals are on their way....

Em’s planned the perfect break with her teenagers plus her new boyfriend, George...but now his difficult six-year-old is coming too. Will their romance survive the realities of parenthood?

Maggie’s hoping a seaside holiday will bring her and her daughter closer together, but when her ex makes a surprise reappearance, it changes everything. Can she trust the man who broke her heart?

Olivia has escaped the domestic grind, only for the past to catch up with her. Maybe the time has come to confess all - if she can find the courage....

Meanwhile, the teenagers are running wild and love is in the air. With friendship, heartache and secrets in the mix, will this holiday turn out to be a scorcher - or simply too hot to handle?

©2019 Lucy Diamond (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A delight from first page through to last." (Milly Johnson)

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Not sure why but I lost track of characters completely. Seems a nice story about life, love and growing up but just couldn’t keep track. Might have been better with multiple narrators. I’ll give it another go.

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This was one of those books that I only finished because I was reading it for a book club. It's just so uneventful, I kept waiting for something exciting to happen. Unfortunately, that never eventuated. Drab characters who all blended into one another, slow stories that didn't really go anywhere and it all seemed very ho-hum. If you're having trouble sleeping this book might help.

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  • R
  • 28-03-2020

Another winner!

I tend to develop a taste for different authors and devour all they have available once I have discovered them. I have been waiting for another Lucy Diamond novel for a while and was not disappointed. Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful listen. It was comfortable yet different. I love the style and will wait for the next one with eager anticipation!

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  • LesleyCordell
  • 11-03-2020

Boring depressing book

Couldn’t finish the book as it was depressing and boring, jumped from family to family all of which had unhappy parents, fighting toddlers or stroppy teenagers!

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  • Amy Hamilton
  • 02-03-2020

A nice train journey read!

beautiful story surrounding three families. Heart warming and funny. If you are a mum you will relate to their stories. A nice train journey read!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-2020

Perfect

I loved this book and really tuned in with the characters. Wonderfully read by Clare Corbett. And as always with Lucy Diamond, a lovely story.

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  • Lynn Turton
  • 05-07-2021

Terribly tedious

The narrator was stunning and brilliant. The story sort of picked up at the end but what a drudge to get there. Not worth your credit

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  • Ella
  • 04-07-2021

Boring

I love Lucy diamond books and I never leave reviews but this was by far sooooo boring, I paid £3 in the sale for it but if I’d got it with a credit it would have gone straight back so I had to finish it but it was depressing and boring the narrator was alright though!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-02-2020

Beautiful

What a great book. I Loved it. Lucy's books are always a guaranteed good read.

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  • Judith.
  • 31-10-2021

Good Book

Loved this book .The characters in the book were amazing and really believable too.

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  • A. Todd
  • 26-10-2021

Absolutely brilliant!

Absolutely brilliant story and perfect narration! The narrator has such a gift in being able to switch characters so smoothly. Loved it.

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  • Ms. Emily J. Keal
  • 30-06-2021

A really easy listen

A easy listen story just what I needed. Not sure about the performance the accents leave something to the imagination, some characters sound the same. But this doesn’t take away from the overall book.

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