Sunrise over Sapphire Bay – Holly Martin

The cover invites you into this story and is almost like a holiday poster wanting to whisk you far away from everything. And so this story does.

Aria has lived on Jewel Island all her life and she can’t think of anywhere else she would rather be. Even¬† with her twin sisters in different parts of the world, she would still rather be working in the family hotel with their father.

The hotel is not really doing very well and Aria is trying to do the best she can amongst the challenges of not changing anything and remaining fiercely loyal to everyone who works there and everyone who supplies the hotel

But it is all about to change with the arrival of Noah he brings a different perspective to everything but when that perspective is suddenly taken away and Aria is left heart broken it seems throwing herself into the hotel is all she can do. That is until tragedy strikes.

Aria and her sisters, Skye and Clover are all reunited back on Jewel Island. The sisters have been left the money from their father, Aria a stake in the hotel, the remaining stake belongs to Noah. The man who stole Aria’s heart and broke the previous year.

Can Aria cope with the changes to the hotel and having Noah back in her life?

Will Noah tell her the real reason he left so abruptly the year before?

This is another excellent Holly Martin novel which draws you straight into not just the plot,but the place as well. Like with previous novels I could easily imagine myself visiting Jewel Island, staying at the hotel and exploring all the wonderfully names places. Of course the characters I will meet mean it is an ever better place to visit and it is not just the main ones of Aria,Skye, Clover and Noah. The wonderful receptionist Tilly about to have a baby, Angel the man who can cope with everything and seems to deal with anything Noah throws at him, Zoe the receptionist there to spy on the staff as well as godmothers, busybody councillors and porn watching vicars wives!

This book has everything, it is about embracing your dreams and working hard not just for yourself but for everyone else and realising that no matter what you do or how you do it, you are making a difference to someone.

This is the beginning of a gem of a series, pure shiny gold!


Thank you to the author who kindly provided me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review. I have received nothing in return and the only thing I give is the recommendation to read this book. 

And you will be pleased to hear that there will be a welcome return to Jewel Island in the autumn and I cannot wait!