Sunshine and Second Chances by Kim Nash @kimthebookworm #BookReview #BlogTour

Posted June 4, 2020 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

When Kim asked me if I wanted to be part of the cover reveal and then the blog tour for her new book it was a big fat hell yeah from me – of course I did! After devouring Kim’s books on my #AuthorTakeOver there was no way I would pass this up!

Plus it’s PUBLICATION DAY !!!! Enjoy your day Kim!

Right so the book!

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Sunshine and Second Chances by Kim Nash @kimthebookworm #BookReview #BlogTourSunshine and Second Chances by Kim Nash
on June 4, 2020
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Pages: 210
Also by this author: Escape to Giddywell Grange, Amazing Grace

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The perfect, feel-good, life-affirming summer read.’ Nicola May, No1 bestselling author of the Cockleberry Bay series
It’s never too late to be offered a second chance at life.
Debs is newly single, Fiona is caring for her mum, Samantha is grieving, and Liv has the perfect life – or so she’d like her friends to think…
This year, these four life-long friends are turning fifty, and Liv is determined they will honour their promise to each other – made on a beach at sunrise twenty-nine years before – to celebrate this milestone together.
And what better place than a gorgeous villa where they will be spoiled and enjoy the stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns and glorious climate of the Algarve?
But time away from home doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it makes the thought of returning to your life too hard to bear. Especially with more than one gorgeous Portuguese man making hearts unexpectedly flutter...
It begins as a reunion in the sunshine, but little do the four friends know what life-changing decisions they’ll all be making before their flight home.
A heart-warming, feel-good summer read about friendship, love and second chances.

Oh, I do think that Kim must be some sort of witch because every book I read is just magic. I love this! 4 women turning 50 go to Portugal for a week. All with different “problems” in their lives that they need to sort out and move on from to find some happiness. I felt I was in the Algarve with these ladies, wish I was really there but it was peaceful and beautiful and so much fun!

Olivia aka Liv, is a mum to two raucous boys and a wife to a successful businessman, but they only see her has a skivvy, is it too late to save what she loves the most?

Debs, recently divorced and really not happy in herself hides behind food and drink. But will she find happiness at the end of the bottle?

Fiona is struggling with her mother’s dementia, worries she will get it and has so much guilt leaving her behind, Will she be able to forgive herself and find a new path for her and her mum?

Sam, a widow left with more aggro and a son who isn’t interested and takes her for granted. Things need to change but will she needs able to repair what she has?

The week they spend away just sounds so lush. They are able to recoup their friendship and rebuild. I love seeing the lives of these women. Each time I was reading one of their stories, I wanted to read someone else’s but then I didn’t want theirs to end. These are 4 women I love, ok they did seem overly nice to each other sometimes when you just wanted to say what you felt, but it was a nice balance because at the end of the day the sisterhood is what mattered, not the drama. The title of the book really invigorates the story, it is a tale of second chances indeed and I loved watching the women come on holiday heavy-hearted and a bit gloomy, a bit like having a rain cloud over their heads and looking grey as they fret about everything. When the holiday comes to an end, it is like an entirely different group of women, there is a lightness to them, there is a lot of love, forgiveness and sunshine.

I really hope we get to see these ladies again on their next holiday. They are an amazing bunch of friends who would go to the ends of the earth for each other. I also have to say I love the mention of Grace and Vinnie from Amazing Grace that made me so happy, a reminder of my favourite slice of magic.

Kim’s writing is always a joy to read. She writes a story where I just keep turning the pages and forget what the time is! This is the 3rd book and she shows no signs of slowing down or losing momentum with her characters or storytelling and setting the book in the Algarve is beautiful. You can’t help but smile when sitting in the garden reading this!

Until next time xxx

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Thank you to Kim for the tour invite and a copy of her book in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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About Kim Nash

Kim Nash lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at

Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.

When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She’s also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.

Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.

Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim’s second novel and will be published on September 18th 2019.

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