Blog Tour Review: The Holiday Cruise

Posted 15th September 2018 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: The Holiday Cruise

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: The Holiday CruiseThe Holiday Cruise by Victoria Cooke
Published by HQ Digital on 15th September 2017
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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As if it weren’t enough to be cheated on by her husband of ten years, Yorkshire lass Hannah Davis is losing her beauty salon business too. Luckily, her big sister is there to pick up the pieces, but Hannah is determined to find some independence. 

Impulsively, Hannah applies for a spa job…on a cruise ship! Christmas in the Caribbean, springtime in the Mediterranean, what’s not to like? But, despite being in her thirties, Hannah has never done anything in her own before, and she’s terrified. 

As the ship sets sail, Hannah has never been further from home…or closer to discovering who she is and who she wants to be.

Thank you to HQ Digital for my copy of this book via Netgalley and to Rachel for letting me take part in this tour. I have had this book on my TBR pile for a while so when Rachel emailed me about this tour it was the perfect opportunity to bump it up.

The story follow Hannah Davis. The book begins 6 weeks after her rat bag husband decided to tell her he didnt want to be her husband anymore. In those first few chapters I really wanted to shake Hannah and punch Daniel (the husband). She is in denial and it is so frustrating. She keeps thinking of ways to get him back when she should be moving on. I was very glad when she started to do just that.

I loved hearing about the cruise boat and all the different parts to it. I know a few people who have been on a cruise and one day I would absolutely love to go on one. I loved how close knit and family like the crew became. It reminded me a bit of my first year of uni. I really enjoyed hearing about all the different stops, especially Rome, Venice and Barcelona. I have visited these places and I felt like I was transported back there with Victoria’s words.

The first half of the book is about Hannah picking herself back up and putting all the pieces back together after her break up. There were quite a few funnies from this. The second half of the book is about life once she has moved on and is the new and improved Hannah. I really enjoyed these scenes too.

This is the first book I have read by Victoria. I really liked her writing style. It was funny and romantic. This book is a perfect holiday read but it’s also perfect for reading at home under a blanket like I did.

I really enjoyed the way this book ended and would really love a sequel to see the next stage of Hannah’s life.

About Victoria Cooke

Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016


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