Monday, 7 September 2015

Blog Tour: Five Go Glamping by Liz Tipping

"Glamping Check List:

Festival tickets
Double check best Instagram filter
Avoid thinking about work/Connor/five year plan!!
A four day break from her hectic life to relax in the countryside and hang out at a local festival (for free!) is just what Fiona Delaney needs. With her best friends, great tunes and a cool looking hat her Instagram shots are going to look A-Mazing!

Until suddenly glamping starts to feel a lot more like camping and Fiona’s in desperate search of a comfy chair, wi-fi and a chilled glass of wine. But when she finally makes it to the local pub she discovers this trip could be more than just a holiday, it might just change her life forever…"

The blurb of this story really appealed to me, as did the b-e-a-utiful cover, so when I was asked if I wanted to take part in the blog tour for his book, I didn't have to think twice. Yes please! As soon as I started reading this story, I was drawn in - the characters are engaging and the plot entertaining. Five Go Glamping really is a cracking read. 

The story introduces you to Fiona, a woman with a very detailed 'five year plan' that isn't quite going her way. She might be sticking to her plan to save up for a house, but she's also risking becoming a 'crazy cat lady', thanks to her limited social life, uncaring boyfriend Conner and dead-end job. 

I really related to Fiona. Part of me wanted to give her a good shake and tell her she could do better than Conner (who really wound me up) and needed to get out of her stale, steady job and challenge herself - preferably using her wonderful cooking skills. However, I understood why she didn't do this, she was determined to save up for her own place and you can see first hand the internal struggle she has - save up for a house with a boyfriend she's not sure about, or live life a little? 

Eventually, her friends Sinead and Stella persuade Fiona to 'live a little' and go to a festival with them. They were both great characters - they have very different personalities but the three of them together make a great gang and I loved reading about their escapades - especially the glamping! 

When they arrive at the festival it isn't quite what they pictured - it's very 'hippy-esque' and the glamping isn't as glamorous as they thought. I loved watching this unfold, how the gang all reacted differently to their 'holiday', some of them enjoying it and others hating it. The festival is also where Fiona meets Sam, a local bartender. I really warmed to Sam, he was a mysterious yet lovely character and when you compared him to Conner, really did highlight just how careless and difficult Fiona's boyfriend was. 

Overall this is a great, entertaining story that I really enjoyed. Liz has a fab writing style that hooks you in from the offset and portrays brilliant, likeable characters that you really root for. Carina UK just seem to constantly get it right with the books they publish - they are all brilliant! Five Go Glamping is a must-read story full of friendship, romance and self-discovery.... I loved it! 

*Thank you to the publishers for an advance copy of the story in exchange for an honest review. 

1 comment:

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