Daisy’s job as a gift shop owner may involve selling chocolate truffles and lacy knickers but, this summer, she finds herself turning her hand to a slightly different profession …
Daisy’s boyfriend, Eli, works for a secret government agency and, try as she might, Daisy can’t seem to help getting caught in the middle of his missions, which take her on a thrilling ride from the streets of Paris to a remote health retreat where carbs are banned!
But when she finds that Eli might be in danger, Daisy has to stop playing at being a spy and become the real thing. Teaming up with her pensioner customer, Mr King, Daisy embarks on her most important summer mission yet. Can she save the day?
Sequel to Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop.
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Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.
She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher at a university in Leicester, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.
In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning ereader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.
Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.
This is the second story about Daisy, and I have to say I think she improved in this book, I liked this one better than the first altogether – I got more involved with the story- it gripped me more once it got going. I was particularly impressed by the Star Trek references, I did know that ‘Captain Jean-Luc’ was from Second Generation and then we got the Kobayashi Maru from the original series, which maybe says more about me than the author! (I always fancied the Klingon!) The book is well written and flows well – another good one for Ms Pearl! I have hovered over the rating but in the end decided on a high end 4.
This a sequel to Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop and although it would be best if you had read this, her Summer Mission does stand alone so read on with no regret.
This time Daisy is reveling in her full on relationship with Eli. Her friendship with Lily is still very important to them both and it is this that kicks off the adventures contained in this story. Daisy’s relationship with Erin is also pivotal to the outcome of the book. Throw into the mix Ben, Daisy’s twin, and Eli’s work and you get a book combining romance, friendship, spying and computer genius’. The story is fast paced and has plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested. I enjoyed the way so many different relationships were interwoven in a very believable manner, and I would love to have Daisy and Lily as friends! Enjoy this, sitting in the sun with a cool drink, or by the fire with a hot chocolate, anywhere, anytime, it will suit!
I was looking forward to reading this is the sequel to Daisy’s Christmas Gift Shop and even though it’s a sequel it can be read as a standalone book.
If you can get past the fact this would never happen in the real world (girlfriend’s being allowed to work on secret service cases and allowed to sit in on confidential meetings taking place in the kitchen) then this is a fun read.
Daisy’s boyfriend is in trouble and needs help, can Daisy rescue Eli with the help from one of her elderly customers Mr King?
Well, I rather enjoyed this one, particularly as I read the previous one not long ago. It meant I was up to speed with the characters and their situations, and it was an effortless read. It has an offbeat and informal style as well as a quirky mix of spying and romance, with genuinely intriguing mystery and tense drama. It’s a bit like a thriller from the outside if that makes any sense. I am fully expecting and looking forward to a sequel!