Welcome to the Lakeside Cottage . . . a place to escape, where friendship awaits . . .
When Beth, Koo and Lulu wake up in the same hotel room in Bath, wearing each other's hen night attire, they are extremely confused - especially as they have never met before. But what begins that night is just the start of a week of surprises . . .
Beth has followed the traditional path in her relationship with Dale, and now their wedding is just days away - but is it really what she wants?
Koo's relationship with Judd has been anything but expected - especially by her family. Is she right to trust her instincts and go through with this marriage?
For Lulu, the big day approaching signifies nothing but heartache as the man she loves is marrying another. Should she fight for the happiness they both deserve?
The three women make a snap decision to escape to a beautiful Lake District cottage for one week, hoping that the gift of their new-found friendships will help them make the biggest decision of their lives.
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Happy New year and many thanks for returning to join me during 2023. I started the year by diving into someone else's diary other than my own, 'Bridget Jones' Diary' by Helen Fielding*. I still have my original paperback copy purchased and first read in 1996 - where has the time gone? I remember being enthralled by the honesty of Fielding's writing, her observations and tiny details of behaviour which myself and other females were doing and the social ideas/rules we were living by. I did wonder if a reread would ruin my memories and enjoyment of the book. Thankfully, it didn't. If anything, I felt an air of nostalgia reflecting on those days when I too was mid-twenties. In 1996, it felt like a book of its time, though I hate to admit it, many things haven't changed. As back then, I gave it a glowing five star review before replacing it on my shelf to patiently await my next reread of Ms Jones.
*For those wondering why I'd reread a book when the film is available - the original diary differs in its story line to the film version.