Book review–The Baobab Beach Retreat by Kate Frost

Book review Beaobab Beach Retreat Kate Frost

The Baobab Beach Retreat

An ex-husband, two potential lovers, one reckless decision. Will Connie ever be happy in love?


When Connie Stone leaves behind a cheating husband and heartache in the UK for her aunt’s beach retreat, the last thing she wants is for her life to once again be complicated by men.

Yet when her past follows her to Tanzania, her time to heal is short-lived and a selfish act shatters her hopes for a fresh start. An unexpected return to the UK reveals a long-hidden family secret that Connie has to deal with before she can decide the direction her life should take.

Getting over a broken heart was never going to be easy. Can Connie put the past to rest and find peace and love in a country far from home?

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My review

This came up on the reviewers list and I had to grab it. Having holidayed in many of the places where this book is set, I was all set for a resurgence of evocative memories.

However, this book was more than that.

It’s a quick and easy read, escapism at its best with a pleasant story along the way.
If you want a feel good story with predictable but reassuring plot the this is a great book to sit back and relax with. I loved the characters and fell in love with the choices they had made to take control of their lives. Perhaps on first glance it’s not all about being empowered, but under the surface is a very strong message about living the life you choose, to the best of your ability.

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About Kate Frost

Kate Frost writes character-driven women’s fiction and romances, alongside Time Shifters, an award-winning time travel adventure trilogy for 9-12 year olds. She has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University where she’s also taught lifewriting to creative writing undergraduates. She has eight books published, including her Greek and north Norfolk set series, The Butterfly Storm. The Baobab Beach Retreat is the first in what will be a series of foreign-set romances. Kate lives in Bristol with her husband, their five-year-old son (who still loves waking up before 5am), and their cute and chilled out Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.


Book review–The Baobab Beach Retreat by Kate Frost
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