Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.
Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.
Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.
This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.
In a time when travelling isn’t super easy, the only way to see the world is through books and movies. There are some amazing settings out there, and books are the best way to see the world around us from the comfort and safety of our armchairs.
With that in mind, I want to give you some suggestions to help travel the world a little. If there’s somewhere you’re dying to see, these books might just help you out.
Today’s Ten to Talk Through is special – it’s a Christmas version. What makes it even better is it’s a Christmas unlike any other. That’s true for us in the northern hemisphere, and also for the latest book by today’s guest.
Today I’ve sat down for a chat with the wonderful Sandy Barker. Sandy is the author of four wonderful romance novels, all of which are set right across the world. Sydney, Santorini, and Paris have all featured in Sandy’s books thus far.
With her new release, The Christmas Swap, is definite bang for your buck, as it features THREE fantastic locations; Australia, the US, and the UK. Today let’s picture an Aussie Christmas and grab a coffee with Sandy.
I treated myself to a solo holiday at the end of February/beginning of March. I spent a few nights in Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. Even though my current financial situation really did not allow it, I spent a whole lot of money on six new books.
It’s part of my routine whenever I go somewhere new. I always come back with a new fridge magnet and a new book. This time, I just took it a little further. In fact, I didn’t even buy two each place, as the maths would suggest. I picked up two in Vienna, three in Bratislava, and one in Budapest.
How do you make the switch from talking about books every day to writing them? Ask Isabelle Broom, who did just that. She previously worked as the Book Reviews Editor for heat Magazine in the UK, spending her days reading books and getting the reviews ready for the magazine’s weekly readers. In 2015, she set pen to paper herself to find out just what writing is like. Since then, four books have been released with Isabelle’s name on their (beautiful) covers.