BOOK REVIEW: THE LITTLE THEATRE ON THE SEAFRONT BY KATIE GINGER

With the recent passing of Lottie’s nan, Lottie is faced with her nan’s last request – saving the Greenley Theatre.

Although hesitant about the request, the push from her best friend, Sid, allows Lottie to find the spirit and passion to bring back the decaying building in all of it’s glory and bring the community back together.

The arrival of handsome and mysterious, Jeremy, complicates things a lot, as Lottie finds herself falling more in love with him everyday and with Sid now having a girlfriend of his own to focus on – nothing is going to plan, friendships are falling apart, Lottie has no one to turn to and she can’t help but wonder whether or not her nan thought this request fully through.

This was a wonderful book to discover Katie Ginger and I already have her upcoming releases lined up ready to read immediately!

I warmed up to Lottie within seconds of meeting her, the same with Sid as well. They were the perfect duo, whether that be a friendship or relationship, they just meshed so well and had a bond that everyone could easily be jealous of. Lottie is a woman who is determined to please those she loves, however she lacks in self-confidence and can be quite dependant on Sid to boost that up. This isn’t a fault though, as we all have our insecurities and Lottie just needed to be directed down the right path to explore them herself. Starting up the theatre was a big task for her to tackle and I was extremely proud of her for doing so, no matter the obstacles that attempted to get in her way. With every step that she took in this new direction, a new found confidence sparked within her and had the community, even me, shocked at where this bravery had come from all of a sudden.

Although we never got the chance to meet Lottie’s nan, you can certainly pick up that they had a strong bond between them and it was very heart-warming to see Lottie want to save the theatre, because that was her nan’s wish, and she was willing to make that dream come true.

Sid was a great partner-in-crime for Lottie. He has a big heart through and through, consistently thinking about others and treating them respectively. His relationship with Selena was not a pretty one and because of his motives to always please others, Sid didn’t see how much control he was allowing her to have over him. The subtle criticisms towards Lottie were incredibly annoying and I wish he had picked up on them sooner, but in the end he managed to stand up for himself and what a joyous moment that was!

I thoroughly enjoyed the personalities filling the theatre – such a unique group of people bringing so much joy to the town. The bunch did start on a bit of a rocky path, but it was really fun to see them learn about one another and work together, putting all differences aside.

So, what I’m telling you all is, this book is every sort of wonderful, with gorgeous characters, a stunning town and a friendship that turns in to a romance you’re not going to want to miss out on! And, if you fall in love with this book as much as I did, you’ll be happy to know, you can dive in to the little town Greenley-on-Sea again with ‘Summer Season on the Seafront‘, out now!

Shelby x

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  1. June 14, 2019 / 8:55 am

    Awww I like the sound of this, especially as a summer holiday read.

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