We haven’t managed to escape to warmer climes this summer and the weather has been on the gloomy side, but Isabelle Broom’s transportive and uplifting new novel, The Getaway, is the perfect summer read and has had us jetting off to the dazzling island of Hvar, Croatia in our minds at least.

We aren’t the only ones who feel that way either! Since publication, The Getaway hit #6 in The Booksellers Heatseekers’ Chart and the reviews have been coming in. We wanted to share all the lovely things people have said about The Getaway so far:

‘Q: What do you get if you cross a born travel writer with an incurable romantic? A: The novels of Isabelle Broom. With its shimmering setting and heart-swelling, offbeat romance plot, The Getaway is exactly that – a much-needed, totally immersive escape from real life. I loved it.’
Louise Candlish

‘Reading The Getaway is a one-way ticket to sunshine and romance, the story of two people finding each other and – in doing so – learning how to live. Uplifting, funny and full of heart, Kate and Alex’s story is as addictive as sunset cocktails, full of characters you want to meet and settings that make you want to jump on the next plane to Croatia. It is compelling, beautiful and wholeheartedly romantic. An absolute delight.’
Katie Marsh

‘Lovely characters, a wonderful setting, a beautiful story. Insightful and sensitive – Isabelle Broom at her very best. This delightful story will flood your heart with Croatian sunshine. Loved it.’
Milly Johnson

‘A gorgeous, warm-hearted love story, beautifully depicted and filled with characters you’ll fall for. The Getaway is the very best of tantalising and escapist fiction, set against the heavenly backdrop of Croatia. A compelling read about self-discovery, sun and secrets I found impossible to put down.’
Holly Miller

‘A breathtaking romance in a stunning location: the perfect summer escape. I adored The Getaway and I think I’m in love with Croatia too!’
Cathy Bramley

The Getaway is even better than the real thing. Vivid, funny, tender and warm – no, hot! Red hot. A simply stunning setting and a gloriously romantic plot that will put a smile on your face. Isabelle Broom always sweeps you away.’
Veronica Henry

‘Evocative and escapist, I feel like I got to travel to Croatia from my sofa! Isabelle writes such warm, relatable characters. I inhaled this.’
Laura Jane Williams

‘A sunny location, a smart plot and a dash of romance – perfect escapism’

‘This escapist novel is the ray of sunshine we all need in our lives!’

 ‘If you only pick up one beach read this summer, make it Isabelle Broom’s The Getaway – which brings all the summery vibes with its sparkly sea cover and continues that glorious escapist feel across every single page.’
Culturefly, ’24 must-read books for summer 2021′

‘As it’s looking doubtful that many of us will get abroad this summer, I’ll be living vicariously through the characters on the pages of The Getaway. Isabelle Broom’s descriptions of Croatia’s stunning countryside and coastal towns are worth this entry alone.’
Mike Gayle, Good Housekeeping, ‘Brilliant Summer Reads’ 

‘We’re always excited to see where we’re off to next in Isabelle Broom’s gloriously escapist reads – and this time it’s the beautiful island of Hvar in Croatia…Romantic and charming, it will whisk you away to sunnier climes.’
Woman’s Own

‘A reminder of when you could just hop on a flight to the beautiful coast of Croatia’
Peterborough Telegraph

The Getaway was published by Hodder & Stoughton on 10th June 2021. Isabelle Broom was born in Cambridge nine days before the 1980s began and studied Media Arts in London before a 12-year stint at Heat magazine. Always happiest when she is off on an adventure, Isabelle now travels all over the world seeking out settings for her escapist fiction novels, as well as making the annual pilgrimage to her second home – the Greek island of Zakynthos. Currently based in Suffolk, where she shares a cottage with her dogs, Max and Julius, and approximately 467 spiders, Isabelle fits her writing around a busy freelance career and tries her best not to be crushed to oblivion under her ever-growing pile of to-be-read books.