Blurb: Is friendship meant to last forever? Charlotte Mayfield hopes so. Especially as she’s throwing some luxury glamping into the mix.
After fifteen years of trying to be the perfect wife, maybe Charlotte’s best friends from uni – Freya, Emily and Izzy – can still glimpse the woman she’d once set out to be.
Freya is up for it. Could a powwow with her yesteryear besties helps her knock some sense into her useless husband?
Emily’s hiding her own crisis from her parents, colleagues and now, her mates. Can a weekend under canvas get her to open up?
Izzy’s back from a decade abroad with an unexpected addition, her nine-year-old daughter Flora. She’s also keeping another big secret, one that’s brought her home for good.
Will a year of yurts mend two decades of hurts – or are some things, like shower blocks, burnt sausages and no wi-fi, best left in the past…
Review: Firstly, I would like to thank Katy at Harper Collins who reached out to me with this story. Although at first I didn’t realise The Happy Glampers – You make me feel like Glamping was only part one. Having said that I will be glad to have these fiesty females back in my life. From the minute I started reading this I knew this was a story I would enjoy.
If I had been on a day off when this downloaded to my phone I would have pretty much finished it in one sitting – I was however at work and I managed to read the first three chapters on my break. I don’t usually get that much of a break so it made a nice change to get in a little reading. It’s definitely something I’ve missed at lunchtimes.
From the get go these uni girls had me. I must admit none of the girls resemble me now or at uni but it did make me think of those friends. We still speak well some of us but just like these ladies our lives and our locations change, making it harder and harder to meet up. Just like these ladies when we meet up it’s like nothing has changed although in some cases literally everything has.
This is a fantastic debut from Daisy Tate and I cannot wait to get reacquainted with the ladies in August. I love how she has created a diverse group who each play a part in the story, and they each have their own personal secrets and struggles that not all can see on the outside.
I don’t want to ruin any of the plot but what I will say is Freya was one of my stand out characters. I have a niece called Freya who at four is already a feisty one. I wasn’t expecting some of what she did but wow what a friend – her heart is well and truly in the right place.
As Charlotte’s 40th birthday party ends she realises the materialistic things mean nothing at all. Those friendships she made at uni however need to be nurtured, even with fifteen years apart the ladies she spent her uni days with, know her miles better than the people that have seen her day to day.
As this part ends each of the girls are left in thought but it’s Charlotte who needs to work out what she really wants next in life. Can she carry on the way things are?
I’m really excited to see where this story goes and to read more from Daisy Tate. I am definitely a fan and I want to thank Harper Collins once again as I can wholeheartedly say they pitched this to the right kind of reader.