There’s someone out there for everyone… you just need to know where to look…
Unlucky in love Poppy Allen is the producer of a brand-new TV show, ‘Date for a Day’ – think ‘Take Me Out’ meets ‘It’s a Knockout’!
Lovelorn contestants must perform a series of seaside challenges to win the hand of the starring lady and a ‘Date for a Day’.
Left heartbroken when Stephen, her childhood sweetheart eloped with her best friend on her hen night – Poppy has no plans to risk her own heart again. Besides, she’s far too busy filming contestants against the backdrop of the beautiful Bluebell Cliff Hotel and the stunning Jurassic Dorset coastline.
However, when sabotage on set threatens to stop shooting, Poppy discovers soulmates can be found in the most unexpected places…
What I Thought:
A little while ago, I reviewed Della Galton’s Moonlight Over Studland Bay, and said then that I was thrilled to find an excellent romance novel that was set in my local area. Well now I’m thoroughly spoiled as Shooting Stars Over Bluebell Cliff is another one!
This time, we’re focused on the Bluebell Cliff of the title – a hotel in Dorset where dreams come true – and the filming of a brand new reality dating show, Date for a Day. At the helm is local girl Poppy Allen who has been unlucky in love, but will making her own dating show lead to success for her in the dating stakes?
The concept of this book is really great, allowing a whistle-stop tour of the best parts of Dorset, while touching on a subject that (whether you like it or not!) is a huge part of our culture. Regardless of your views of dating shows, Poppy and the crew are a great cast of characters which leads to some really funny moments.
Poppy’s family also play a huge part in the book, being a close-knit blended family that have each others’ backs. They seemed like a really lovely lot and their trials and tribulations gave a sometimes quite emotional turn to the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Bluebell Cliff, as everything resolved to my satisfaction! What luck for me, then that I picked up Della Galton’s first book about the hotel – Sunshine Over Bluebell Cliff – to read next…
Shooting Stars Over Bluebell Cliff is published by Boldwood Books.
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Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.