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Summer at Serenity Bay

Published Date: June 29, 2020

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Book 1 - Serenity Bay

320 pages


What happens when you send a group of celebrities to a tiny seaside village?

Advertising executive Chloe Walsh thought she was visiting her friend Roisin to get away from it all, but little does she know her kooky friend has a master plan to breathe some life into her sleepy seaside village through a new wellness retreat – and she needs Chloe’s skills.

So starts a community effort to put the retreat, Serenity Bay, on the map. Everyone from Andy at the Surf Shack to Tony at the chocolate shop is involved – even Roisin’s Gran has a few ideas!

But Chloe strikes gold almost too soon, attracting the attention of a major production company. Now a colourful group of celebrities are preparing to descend on Serenity Bay to film a reality TV show. Is the village ready for the fun and scandal that are bound to follow?

Book 1 – Serenity Bay. Book 2 – Christmas at Serenity Bay.

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Helen Bridgett

Helen Bridgett lives in the North East of England. Outside of writing feel good fiction, Helen loves the great outdoors and having a good laugh with friends over a glass of wine. Helen lives with her husband and their chocolate Labrador, Angus; all three can often be found walking the Northumberland coastline that inspired Summer at Serenity Bay.

Helen writes romantic comedies and chilling thrillers.

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Reviews (6)


  1. Yvonne Greene
    Yvonne Greene July 14, 2020 at 8:51 am .

    You won’t want to leave Serenity Bay – fabulous novel! Wonderful story set amidst the apparently gorgeous coast of Northumberland. Chloe appeared to have it all in the big city – great job and boyfriend. But when everything fell apart she went to stay with her best friend, Roisin. What was supposed to be a short holiday turned into hard work to start up her friend’s wellness retreat. Throw in a sexy surf teacher who is not what he seems, a bunch of celebrities (who are definitely not what they seem), a great setting and you have the perfect summer read (regardless of the weather outside). Could not put it down! One of my new favourite novels! Highly recommend

  2. Ruth
    Ruth July 14, 2020 at 9:26 am .

    A delightful plot with believable characters.

    After losing her job for refusing to represent a client with his dubious plans, Chloe discovers her long term boyfriend has replaced her. Chloe flees London to stay with her old friend Roisin in a small seaside village in Northumberland, there she finds calmness in her surroundings and enjoys life life at a slower pace.

    Roisin is struggling to establish a wellness retreat at her grandmother’s farmhouse and Chloe, with her advertising expertise and contacts, jumps at the opportunity to promote the new business.

    Chloe arranges a meeting with the village community to explain how Roisin’s new venture will bring prosperity to the village. With everyone’s support and enthusiasm, shops open full time and new business projects are planned.

    Chloe is so successful with her promotion of Roisin’s wellness retreat that after a few bookings she secures a contract with a TV film company for the retreat to be a location for a reality show. The show will compare Roisin’s retreat to another in Switzerland. Life is turned upside down for the locals when celebrity contestants arrive to take part in the filming. Not everyone is serious about winning, but Roisin’s retreat must win or she and her grandmother will be forced to sell their home the farmhouse.

  3. Gill Leivers
    Gill Leivers July 14, 2020 at 12:39 pm .

    Starting from her absolute lowest point, Chloe is a bright and spunky heroine, picking herself up and getting on with life. It covers all the currently popular bases – health retreats, celebrity ‘reality’ shows, social media divas etc, and the story is cleverly woven, in a professional style. I would quite like a visit here myself – the homemade bread is calling me! I can recommend it as a very pleasant reading interlude for anyone.

  4. Vanessa
    Vanessa July 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm .

    I really enjoyed reading this, it was a very sweet, heartwarming story, with lots of drama and good characters to keep me interested. It was a well written, imaginative tale of hard work and team work winning the day, a real feel good tale. It engaged my emotions, and I wanted things to work out for everyone. It wasn’t just about finding love, it was about finding out about yourself and what’s important to you, not just for the lead character, but for the extended cast. Lovely page turner.

  5. Barbara p
    Barbara p July 15, 2020 at 1:13 am .

    Loved this book. Right from the start it had me hooked. Chloe was the star from the opening pages. I really enjoyed her progress in getting her life back together after losing job and fella. De-camping to her friend Roisin’s home proves both her escape and subsequent salvation. Reading how she helps Rousin and her grandmother get their Health Retreat up and running intrigued and entertained me. Her romance along the way added spice to the mix. A fun story with ups and downs, a light romance but plenty of content. A generally good read.

  6. Janine
    Janine July 20, 2020 at 12:06 pm .

    A really engaging read that was just that bit different from the normal boy meets girl stories. Based in Northumbria, Roisin has a vision to turn her grandmothers place in to a wellness retreat. Advertising exec and best friend Chloe is the best placed person to get the retreat up and running after she was fired and dumped in the same day and headed there for a ‘short stay’.

    What starts out a bit of a catastrophe with a group of celebs and a reality show, turns in to a saving grace for the village and the residents, with even cupids arrow firing at one or two ! A really easy read with lots of entertainment.

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