Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Blog Tour Stop and GIVEAWAY!!! A Very Big House In The Country by Claire Sandy

SUMMARY
"Holidays are about surviving the gaps between one meal and another." For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. The Herreras: made up of two tired parents, three grumbling children and one promiscuous dog; the Littles: he's loaded (despite two divorces and five kids), she's gorgeous, but maybe the equation for a truly happy marriage is a bit more complicated than that; and the Browns, who seem oddly jumpy around people, but especially each other. By the pool, new friendships blossom; at the aga door, resentments begin to simmer. Secret crushes are formed and secret cigarettes cadged by the teens, as the adults loosen their inhibitions with litres of white wine and start to get perhaps a little too honest ...Mother hen to all, Evie Herreras has a life-changing announcement to make, one that could rock the foundations of her family. But will someone else beat her to it?

 MY REVIEW 
I found this book fun in so many ways!  The characterizations of each family's members are amazing.  To me this home seems to be an escape from reality for everyone staying there.

The Herreras sound like me (although I am a single parent) - I can relate to being tired - 3 crazy children and a pet can seriously do that to anyone!

The Little's - what can I say about them.  I can't believe that he still has money to live off after being divorced 2 times and having 5 children!  What a handful!  I wonder if the third times a charm?  I personally know that divorce is NOT cheap and children keep you paying every day - how does he manage? 

The Brown's - I question what is going on there.  Very interesting situation (and people) to say the least.

During their time at this home, these family form bonds that may never be broken for better or worse.  The pool is the place to congregate and get to know people and I can't agree more - I have formed many a friendship at my apartment complex pool!  But that can also bring drama with it as well! 

The wine begins to flow and you never know what's going to happen - and these parents do not know what their teenagers are up to when they just a little too buzzed themselves!

You will be surprised and engaged at every page turn!

I would love to know what you think when you reach the end of this crazy page turner!

Enjoy!

WINE SELECTION
For this wild and crazy bunch - I would have to pick this Wild Rose - bring on the crazy times!


MY RATING
I would give these families a  4 - a very fun read and it kept me turning the pages!




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