I am delighted to share my review of An Unexpected Guest by Hannah Ellis.
This is a fabulous series and I am so embarrassed to say that I missed my spot for posting this as part of the Blog Tour. It should have been on Sunday !!! Huge apologies to Hannah and Rachel for my oversight 😦
A family reunion takes everyone by surprise…
Jago Treneary hasn’t been home since his father’s funeral three years ago. Now, he’s returning to the Isles of Scilly for his brother’s wedding and is intent on building bridges with his family.
When a last-minute guest arrives to stay at his mum’s house, the trip takes an unexpected turn.
Soon, he’s playing tour guide for Sylvie and rediscovering the beautiful islands he grew up on.
He never expected to feel so at home.
But with his attention on Sylvie he neglects his family.
Before long he’s faced with a choice: follow his heart and see where things lead with Sylvie, or put the work into making things right with his family.
One thing seems certain: he can’t have it all.
With his time on Scilly coming to end, he needs to make some big decisions… fast.
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This is the 5th book in the series and it is the turn of Jago Treneary. He has been mentioned in previous books, but this is the first time we get to meet him in person. He doesn’t make a great first impression and a fellow traveller has decided he is a grumpy rude man, to be fair she isn’t wrong.
Jago has been in New York working and has returned for the wedding of his brother. The last time he was home on the Scilly’s it was for a funeral. He is nervous about returning and worries about how the other family members will react. Well, if you have read any of the previous books then you know pretty much how they are going to react. They will turn up in force and completely overwhelm him and anyone else who happens to be around.
I did mention a fellow traveller, her name is Sylvie. She has decided to visit the islands out of the blue. She has family here but they are estranged and have been out of touch for many years. Her sudden arrival isn’t the best time and so she finds herself being shown around various places by Jago.
Once again it is such a pleasure to be back on the Scilly’s with the Trenearys. They are a large family that sound like they are great fun and so welcoming. Jago finds himself wondering what to do with himself and Sylvie finds that she loves the idea of living by the sea. She does however have a home to get back to.
As I got to know the characters, well the new ones, the author also brought me up to date with what’s going on with the others that I have already met. With such a large family there are always comings and goings and there is also the odd quarrel. Things are not always easy for all the family, some hold their emotions deeper than is good for them.
As well as the banter and the good humour there are some more serious developments, some of which I was aware of from previous books, but they are expanded on. This felt like the right way to develop them further and it worked so well within the context of this book.
This is another fabulous book and series. I am a little sad that the author is leaving the Trenearys for a while to move on to others things, but I do hope there will be a chance for another chance to catch up with them again. Great for fans who enjoy contemporary fiction and romance novels. A warm and welcoming family in a gorgeous location and a wonderful storyline to snuggle down and read. One I would definitely recommend.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hannah spent many years working in childcare before deciding she’d like to write books. When she’s not busy writing she likes to read, drink tea and eat chocolate. She also enjoys yoga and jogging.
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