Della Galton comes to the blog with a lovely story of friendship, growth and chasing dreams even as they evolve with
Moonlight Over Studland Bay
Samantha Jones is working as a typist for an engineering firm while trying to get her own ‘passion project’ off the ground. Living on the coast, she’s lucked into a lovely cottage on the shore, has several ‘regular’ clients for Purbeck Pooches, and a sold friendship with her childhood best friend, Abby. Now that Abby is again single, but with a lovely little baby, Sam’s own clock has started ticking, even as she’s not really found “the one” since her last relationship fell apart.
But with her work and juggling a business that doesn’t seem to be growing like she’d like, and a wine-fueled night where she signed onto a dating site – she’s checking out the options. And all of them are coming up blanks. With the exception of a new potential friendship and option for her business. Add in her parents’ decision to sell up their own business and possibly emigrate, Sam’s feeling decidedly left behind and out of sorts.
Enter several interesting moments with her boss and the owner of the engineering firm, Rex, and discovering that he’s also got a ‘passion’ for something she never thought of – and the story starts to take shape. With missteps and miscommunications, lovely moments of friendship, family and new starts, and a chance to take the plunge and dive into her own passions, Sam has a ton of growth, self-discovery and plenty of opportunity for a new start. A lovely story full of hope, laughter, second chances and dreams.
Title: Moonlight Over Studland Bay
Author: Della Galton
Genre: British, Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Family Saga, Friendship, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Setting: Britain
Published by: Boldwood Books
Published on: 24 November, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 8 Hours: 44 minutes
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Animal loving Samantha Jones is on a mission to ‘live the dream’.
When best friend Abby has a beautiful baby boy Sam’s priorities change and she realises she wants more from her life.
Uninspired with her dull day job Sam plans to expand Purbeck Pooches, her seaside pet sitting business into a full-time career and embarks on a mission to find her perfect man.
Sam soon hits trouble. Her boss accuses her of moonlighting. The perfect man is frustratingly elusive and her parents make a shock revelation.
The odds are stacking up against her but Sam finds that sometimes when you reach for the moon, you get a handful of glittering stars thrown in for free.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.