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The Summer Trip

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The transportive new novel by Isabelle Broom, set on the Greek island of Corfu. The perfect accompaniment to on your holidays!

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Isabelle Broom


What if your life worked out perfectly . . . for someone else?

It’s been 18 years since Ava spent the summer on the Greek island of Corfu, but she has never forgotten what happened during those months – or who she left behind.

Now single, estranged from her family, and preparing to wave her daughter off to university, Ava’s life seems a million miles away from the one she dreamed about as a teenager – a life now being lived by her sister instead.

When Ava decides to return to Corfu for the summer, she knows she must finally face the place and the people that broke her heart. But with old resentments festering, long-buried secrets lurking, and familiar feelings resurfacing, it looks set to be a holiday that will change all their lives forever. . .


‘Isabelle Broom’s latest novel crackles with the heat of unresolved partings and it doesn’t take long for old sparks to catch fire. Set against a sultry backdrop with the bluest of seas, lively tavernas, and idyllic olive groves, The Summer Trip is drenched in the feel-good factor that always comes with a sun-soaked holiday. Beautifully written and gloriously escapist, this is an engrossing story of romance and self-discovery.’
Anne Carter, Sunday Express magazine 

‘Evocative, compelling and sizzling with passion – this is THE book to escape into this summer, I absolutely loved it!’
Cathy Bramley

‘A tender, utterly romantic and evocative tale that will leave you feeling as if you’ve spent a summer in Corfu’
Rachael Lucas

‘What Isabelle Broom writes, I read: nobody does escapist and thought-provoking fiction like her, and god! Her sense of place! I get to travel the world without leaving my front room. So magical, so special.’
Laura Jane Williams

‘It took all of two seconds for me to be whisked away into this sun-soaked story about love, motherhood and family secrets. Beautifully written and fiercely poignant, The Summer Trip is an immersive, evocative novel that deserves to be right at the top of your holiday reading list’
Holly Miller

‘An enchanting read charting one woman’s journey of self-discovery, making peace with the past and finding romance. Another gloriously evocative summer read’
My Weekly

‘The perfect beach read and a whole lot more. Ava’s story is witty, moving, and as glorious as a Greek beach at sunset – a celebration of family, of sisterhood and of a mother’s love for her daughter, all set against the stunning backdrop of Corfu. Achingly romantic and endlessly addictive, this is Broom at her best. A summer essential.’
Katie Marsh

‘Filled with passion, family drama and thrills, this is one holiday romance you won’t be able to resist’