Book Review: Holly’s Hawaiian Holiday by Daisy James

Welcome to Holly’s Hawaiian Holiday, the third book in a brand new series from the author of the Hummingbird Hotel series and the Cornish Confetti Agency series.

Escape to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands!

When Holly Henderson loses her dog-grooming business in the Blossomwood Bay fire, she’s devastated, and her plans to expand into creative coat-dyeing are over before they began. After her temporary job at Blossomwood Kennels also comes to a heart-breaking end, she’s left with no choice but to accept her cousin’s offer of a dog-sitting assignment for celebrity TV chef Oscar Reynolds if she wants to keep her beloved springer spaniel, Ariel, in dog biscuits.

However, the assignment is in Hawaii and Holly has never been further than a short weekend trip to Paris. With some trepidation, she heads to Oahu and the Mahina family’s ranch where, within five minutes of arriving, she’s run off the road by a speeding Ferrari and doused in an avalanche of “organic” fertiliser.

So much for the glamorous holiday she’d hoped to enjoy!

But despite the inauspicious start, it doesn’t take long for the tropical island paradise to weave its Aloha magic through Holly’s veins. Can the hang loose lifestyle help her find the confidence she needs to deal with the demons that have been chasing her for as long as she can remember? Or will they continue to pursue her, sapping her energy, and ruining her chance of finding happiness?

Join Holly as she explores everything the beautiful Hawaiian Islands have to offer, and enjoy a story filled with sun, sea, and surfing, along with a Dash, Dollop & Drizzle of heart-warming romance.

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My Review

I just finished reading this book, and let me tell you, I absolutely adored it. From the moment I started reading, I was completely hooked. The setting, Hawaii, was described so vividly that I felt like I was right there, feeling the warm breeze and hearing the sound of the waves. It made me want to pack my bags and book a ticket to Hawaii ASAP.

The characters in the story were fantastic. Holly Henderson, the main character, felt so relatable and genuine. Her journey from losing her business to embarking on a dog-sitting adventure in Hawaii was both heartwarming and inspiring. It’s always great to see a character who faces challenges head-on and grows throughout the story.

The author’s talent for creating vivid scenes and locations is truly commendable. I was immediately drawn into the world of “Holly’s Hawaiian Holiday,” and I could picture every detail in my mind.

I’ve read other books by this author before, and I can’t help but recommend her. Her storytelling is simply fabulous, and she knows how to craft a story that keeps you turning the pages.

In summary, this book is a delightful escape to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. It’s a perfect blend of sun, sea, surfing, and heartwarming romance. If you’re looking for a feel-good read that will transport you to a tropical paradise, this book is a must-read.

Author Bio

Daisy James loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.

Daisy would love to hear from readers via her Facebook page or you can follow her on Twitter @daisyjamesbooks or on Instagram @booksdaisyjames.

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Twitter: @daisyjamesbooks


4 comments so far.

4 responses to “Book Review: Holly’s Hawaiian Holiday by Daisy James”

  1. Daisy James says:

    Thank you so much for the fabulous review, Suzy. So pleased you enjoyed your trip to Hawaii! Love Daisy xx

  2. marsha57 says:

    This looks like a wonderful, light read for those times when you need to be taken away to a tropical island! Thanks for sharing your review, Suzy!

  3. mireille says:

    I am going to check this author at the library!

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