Summer on a Sunny Island by Sue Moorcroft – Book Review

Summer on a Sunny Island by Sue Moorcroft – Book Review

Summer on a Sunny Island by Sue Moorcroft

Summer on a Sunny Island

Author – Sue Moorcroft
Publisher – Avon
Pages – 368
Released – 30th April 2020
ISBN-13 – 978-0008321826
Format – ebook, paperback, audio
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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This summer, sparks are flying on the island of Malta…

When Rosa Hammond splits up from her partner Marcus, her Mum Dory suggests a summer in Malta. Not one to sit back and watch her daughter be unhappy, Dory introduces Rosa to Zach, in the hope that romance will bloom under the summer sun. But Rosa’s determined not to be swayed by a handsome man – she’s in Malta to work, after all.

Zach, meanwhile, is a magnet for trouble and is dealing with a fair few problems of his own. Neither Rosa or Zach are ready for love – but does fate have other ideas? And after a summer in paradise, will Rosa ever want to leave?

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Rosa Hammond has recently split from her boyfriend Marcus. She travels to Malta to be with her celebrity chef mum who is writing a cookbook and needs an assistant for photographs and social media.

Whilst she is there her mum tries to fix her up on a date with the gorgeous Zach to help her get over her ex, but Rosa isn’t looking for love just yet, and she isn’t sure Zach would be a good match for her anyway with his lifestyle and his families past.

However, sometimes love comes along when you least expect it to and with someone you couldn’t imagine feeling like that about. Fate does like to intervene!

This is the first book by Sue Moorcroft that I have read and I can confirm it won’t be my last. The setting of Malta was so beautiful and has me now eager to travel there (it has been on my bucket list for a while). Although I do feel like I have had a mini-tour of the island from my armchair after reading this book.

The characters were all a delight to spend my time with and were perfectly realistic. They were easy to imagine, as was the setting and the scenes. The book began quite abruptly with Rosa and Zach having a meal together and I did try to scroll backward on my Kindle wondering if I had missed the beginning as I didn’t expect that was how it would begin given the synopsis, but it worked.

The book covers lots of subjects, some easy-going and some hard-hitting, which were all done in a none condescending manner. The pace of the book felt steady and there were a few surprises along the way to keep me on my toes and intrigued.

In these hard times when we can’t travel the world, why not pick this book up and take a literary vacation in Malta where you will find exotic food, glorious drinks, wonderful characters, and a blossoming romance.

Book Reviewer – Stacey


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About the Author

Sue Moorcroft

Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has held the coveted #1 spot in the Amazon Kindle chart. She’s also a bestseller in Germany. She writes women’s contemporary fiction with sometimes unexpected themes.

Sue has won the Best Romantic Read Award, been nominated for a RoNA and is a Katie Fforde Bursary winner. She also writes short stories, serials, articles, columns, courses and writing ‘how to’.

An army child, Sue was born in Germany then lived in Cyprus, Malta and the UK. She’s worked in a bank, as a bookkeeper (probably a mistake), as a copytaker for Motor Cycle News and for a typesetter, but is pleased to have wriggled out of all ‘proper jobs’.

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9 Responses

  1. Thank you, Stacey! I’m delighted you enjoyed your armchair trip to Malta with Rosa and Zach. Thanks for your insightful and thoughtful review. (And, oh, for the days when we can travel again! 🙂 )

  2. Lovely review and makes me want to to visit Malta.

  3. Kathy West says:

    I would love to visit Malta one day.

  4. DJ Sakata says:

    This looks like a fun read

  5. This sounds like the perfect getaway.

  6. Nadene says:

    Malta is a country I always dream of visiting. Great review.

  7. Allie Bock says:

    This is the second review I’ve read on this book. It looks so cute!

  8. Heidi says:

    Sounds like the perfect place to visit – great review!