05 Sep If a Book Were a Song #5 ‘Pippa’s Island’ by Belinda Murrell
If a Book Were a Song #5
PIPPA’S ISLAND (The Beach Shack Café) by Belinda Murrell (Random House, 2017)
Belinda Murrell writes so beautifully for girls. I had the pleasure of spending two days earlier this year visiting a school with her, and it was evident from the get-go – she knows her audience and they adore her books. Wanting to research girl characters for my new series, this was the perfect book to start with.
Pippa Hamilton arrives at Kira Cove, having recently moved from England. Struggling with the many changes, and badly missing her friends back home, she learns that being true oneself is what can ultimately provide happiness. Encouraged by three new-found friends (Charlie, Cici and Meg), Pippa begins to discover that the move to Kira Cove may not be as bad as she thought. However, another girl in her new class, Olivia, has other ideas, and she plans on making life difficult for Pippa.
Pippa is not the only member of her family dealing with hardship. Her mother’s new enterprise – a café – has difficulty getting off the ground, throwing more challenges Pippa’s way.
The first in a new series, Pippa’s Island (The Beach Shack Café) is a wonderfully captured story that mirrors some of Belinda Murrell’s own experiences travelling with her family. It blends just the right amount of laughter against difficulties, and hope is ever-present.
IF THIS BOOK WERE A SONG…
Positive. Sunny. Fun. Friendship.
‘Island Life’ – The Divine Comedy