Book Review: The Spanish House by Cherry Radford

Posted August 1, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Review, bookblogger / 11 Comments

The Spanish House
The Spanish House
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by Cherry Radford
Publication Date July 12, 2021
Published by Head of Zeus Ltd
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Genres: Contemporary, Europe, Fiction, General, Holiday, Holidays, Romance, Spain & Portugal, Travel, Women
Pages: 352
Format: ARC

One bizarre to-do list to earn her inheritance. One Spanish summer. One huge family secret.
'⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An absolutely delightful and captivating read!' – Lucy Coleman, bestselling author of Summer in Andalucia
Juliana makes a modest living as an 'ethnic' TV/film extra – even though the only connections with her Spanish heritage are her cacti, Spanish classes, and some confused memories of a Spanish mother she hasn't seen since she was seven.
When her beloved Uncle Arturo offers her the chance to discover her roots while housesitting his coastal home in a quiet corner of Andalusia, Juliana can't believe her luck. Especially when he reveals that the house will be hers if she fulfils ten life-enhancing 'Conditions' within 90 days.
Redecoration of the house and a visit to the old film studio where her mother used to sew costumes seem ridiculously simple tasks for such a wonderful reward. But little does Juliana realise that there are family secrets and inherited rivalries awaiting her in sunny Spain, and the condition that she has to 'get on with the neighbours' – who include a ruggedly handsome but moody artist – may be harder than she thinks.
The perfect escapist read for fans of Rosanna Ley, Jo Thomas and Sue Moorcroft.
'The Spanish House is gorgeous romantic escapism that you won't want to miss!' Holly Martin, bestselling author of Sunlight Over Crystal Sands
'WoW! This book was simply a joy to read!' Reader review
'Loved this enjoyable book!' Reader review
'It was funny, cute and intriguing' Reader review
'This is the first novel of Cherry Radford that I read and it was beautiful ... One cannot resist wishing to visit Spain after reading this splendid book ... The story is heartwarming' Reader review
'A wonderful book, that I would recommend to anyone' Reader review
'A light and heart warming read set in a beautiful location' Reader review
'I could not put this down, it was my first book by this author and wish I had found her a while ago. Fantastic writing, fantastic plot development and I just loved the main character' Reader review
'This was my first Cherry Radford book and it was a beautifully written story. The description of Spain made the reader feel like they were there with Juliana' Reader review
'A great summer read!' Reader review
'This is a great book! Well written, complex storyline with various moving parts ... Would so recommend this amazing read!' Reader review
'Absolutely loved this sweet romance ... So glad I came across this' Reader review
'It's just right for a summer read ... although it would be delightful to spend time in Spain in the middle of the winter!' Reader review
'This was such a gorgeous read!!!! I really enjoyed the plot and the writing style was gorgeous!! The character build up is fantastic and I couldn't put it down' Reader review

My Review:

The Spanish House by Cherry Radford is a heartwarming story about a woman’s journey to find her heritage and her missing past.  

Julianna works in London as a TV and movie extra.  Her Spanish mother left her when she was a small child, and she has never explored the Spanish side of her family.  When she receives a letter from her Uncle Arturo, asking her to housesit and work on his old coastal home in Andalusia, Spain.  Julianna is excited to spend some time on the Spanish coast and explore her Spanish heritage.  

Julianna works on redecorating the cottage and learns more about her mother’s work at the nearby film studio.  She also learns more about her neighbors, especially the handsome and mysterious artist next door. 

The Spanish House is a heartwarming story of Julianna’s journey to discovering her Spanish roots and heritage.  The book is easy to read and is both emotional and inspiring.   I enjoyed all the characters in the book and rooted for Julianna to find herself.  Uncle Arturo was mysterious, but I always felt he had Julianna’s best interest at heart.  

The authors’ descriptions of the scenery, including the cottage, the beaches, and the film studio are exquisite.  I felt like I was transported to the Spanish coast and this book has a real summer holiday feel.  

I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

11 responses to “Book Review: The Spanish House by Cherry Radford

  1. These are the kind of stories I am really enjoying right now. Staying home for a year and a half, has me wanting to travel, even if it is vicariously. Add in an enjoyable story and I am all in. Great review Wendy.

  2. Kaceey

    Fabulous review Wendy! I love when a book can transport you to another part of the world! And Spain sounds wonderful!🤩💜📚

  3. It is nice when a book can take you to a lovely location and make you feel like you’ve visited, right? Glad to hear this was a win.