Title: Martinis and Memories
Author: A L Michael
Genre: Women’s Fiction
My Rating: 5 out of 5
A fun, feisty novel of love and chasing your dreams.
Bel Hailstone has spent the past decade building her dream – Soho’s best burlesque club – from the ground up. But now The Martini Club is under threat and it will take everything in Bel’s power to resist encroaching developers and save her pride and joy.
Amidst the chaos Bel’s past comes knocking with the unexpected arrivals of her still-notquite-ex-husband, her estranged mother and Brodie Porter – the boy who got away all those years ago.
To keep her beloved club afloat – not to mention her sanity – Bel will have to accept help for the first time in a long time, put the past to rest and claim the happy ever after she once thought was lost for good.
We are introduced to the main character of Beth straight away in the story. Her pride and joy is her beloved Martini Club – but her dream may soon may be over, as the Martini Club is struggling with a fall in turnover and developers who are always knocking on the door.
Amongst all the chaos, a familiar face from Bell’s past turns up in the shape of her ex husband – Bell has not seen him for such a long time, and is momentarily thrown.
As much as Bell is a strong, feisty and independent lady, she soon comes to realise that to save her beloved Martini Club, she will need to the one thing that she struggles with – asking for help. Along the way, there are surprises and disasters, and Bell soon discovers that there is so much more to life.
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