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The Great Summer Street Party Part 3: Blue Skies and Blackberry Pies

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I have high praise for this book as it was such an enjoyable read. 
Many thanks to Harper Collins UK and to NetGalley for providing me with a galley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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A quick and easy read that I found myself picking up after a long day to unwind. The characters are beautifully written and I came to love them within the first few pages and was rooting for them all the way to the end. At times I wanted to stop reading because I just wanted the experience to go on for longer.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Thank you Netgalley for this ARC for an exchange for an honest review.  

I really enjoyed this novel, would recommend it.
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I loved my time spent in Berecombe on the coast of Lyme Bay with former art teacher, Ashley Lydden! Having read Millie Vanilla’s Cupcake Café by Georgia Hill and The Great Summer Street Party Part 1: Sunshine and Cider Cake, as well as GIs and Ginger Beer (part 2), I fully expected to enjoy Blue Skies and Blackberry Pies, too.

The story has a natural flow, the characters are likeable and the story is engrossing. Ashley and Eddie McQueen's story continues as do the many other plots in the series. The celebrations for 75 years of D-Day are carrying on, but Ashley, when matters go pear-shaped, is not sure where things are headed with Eddie who is the receiver of some news. A delightful concoction of romance and historical fiction, this wee tale is charming and a great closing instalment.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from One More Chapter via NetGalley at my request and this review is my own unbiased opinion.
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We continue to read more about Ashley and Eddies relationship and enjoy the community feel and historical celebrations.
I have really enjoyed this series and will go back and catch up on more series by Georgia Hill
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This is a cute romance. I enjoyed it, though not as much as the first book. Ashley started to annoy me a bit. She is such a drama queen. I thought this book was more predictable than the others. Still an enjoyable read though. I love the characters.
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This is part 3 of The Summer Street Party book. I highly recommend that you read the other 2 books first. This book brings the series to an end and concluded the story very well. It is very difficult to review without giving spoilers.
I can however say that there was a lovely community spirit and I enjoyed reading about the D-Day celebrations. At the time of writing this review, a lot of celebrations are being arranged for The Queen's Jubilee, so this is quite apt and on trend.
There are some serious subjects in this book, but it is still a good heart-warming read. I enjoyed reading this book very much.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publishers for my ARC.
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The Great Summer Street Part (Part Three): Blue Skies and Blackberry Pies by Georgia Hill 

I received an advance review copy for free thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK and I am leaving this review voluntarily 
Berecombe’s year of commemoration may be coming to a close… but the rest of Ashley Lydden’s new life has only just begun!

Ashley couldn’t have predicted that she’d find herself a whole new – much happier – life in the quiet, seaside town of Berecombe, but now she can’t imagine being anywhere else.

She knows better than most though that life has a way of surprising you when you least expect it, so when things start going all kinds of wrong for Ashley and her handsome American, Eddie McQueen, she’s forced to lean on her new friends for support. Thankfully, the residents of Berecombe learned decades ago that there’s no problem that can’t be fixed with a little bit of bunting and a whole lot of love… 

I have enjoyed this series as a whole, although it is difficult to review without giving away any spoilers of the previous parts. An entertaining read. Whilst this could be read as a standalone I would recommend reading the three novellas in the order that they have been released. 

Rating 4/5
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This is the final book in this series and it was an excellent way to close it.
I will miss the characters and I liked their stories.
This one is entertaining and compelling.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
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Welcome back to Berecombe-by-the-sea!

In this 3rd book in the series, Ashley has been in Berecombe for 8 months, and has settled into seaside town life.  She has a teaching job, Eddie is back in her life and all is well.  Or is it????

Ruby and Eddie have a startling discovery.  Eddie gets a dramatic piece of news.  Ashley finds herself in the news.  Lots of secrets revealed, lies unearthed and revelations made in this part.  

It can be read as a standalone but you'll get more from it by reading from the start.  It goes fast, is a nice, sweet book.  Highly recommend for a cozy night's read.

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book, but my opinions are my own.
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Enjoyed the book, but not as much as the first book in the series.. It was still a fun read. This one was just uneventful. I wasn't surprised or shocked at what happened. I knew from the start what Bree would finally admit. I'm pretty sure Eddie was the only one who didn't see that one coming. Ruby's revelation about the identity of Chet was also what I expected from the very start. I thought there might be a bit more revealed. The Street/Birthday Party and the Living Memories Exhibition were such tiny parts of the book. Most of the book focused on Ashley being dramatic and running away from anything that she perceived as a problem. Ashley is a drama queen about everything and overreacts. The newspaper article, Eddie having a baby with and ex before she met him, having children.... the list is endless. Ashley doesn't even go to an OB/GYN to see what her options are about having children. I love all the supporting characters, but not a fan of Ashley and her dramatics. Definitely didn't enjoy her as much in this book. Berecombe sounds like a lovely place to live, plus there's so many people I would want to be friends with.

Definitely recommend the book. I enjoyed the whole series. Look forward to reading more books by the author.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy. 

In the first book, we met Ashely and Eddie and we continue to read more about their story. But, there is also other characters storyline’s as well. 

I loved that the characters varied in ages, and meeting up with them again, not to mention the pets too.

There are some serious issues, the story also has everyday life in Berecombe and i wished I was there with the characters as part of their community.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the series. 

Highly recommend this series.
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Wonderful ending to this three part series. This series has been written with compassion for the characters in the book and their past events.
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Book 3 and we are back at Berecombe-by-the-Sea for more fun and more celebrations. The American Allies are back and the celebrations begin.  This is a book about the lives of these characters, some seriousness but mostly an easy going read.  It is a light-hearted book based around a community which gives you a bit of that warm and fuzzy feeling.

Easy and fun to read and not overly complecated.
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All my favourite ingredients - gorgeous village setting, community spirit, multi-generational cast, feel-good storyline and sweet romance - wrapped up in one book (or novella). Fairly predictable but I don't think that matters with this genre and the world war two stories and celebrations added an extra nice and different touch to an already charming storyline. A great final installment to an enjoyable series.
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The final instalment is superb!
Ashley is embedded in the seaside community of Berecombe and as the D day celebrations are coming to an end having made many friends and drinking countless hot chocolates with cake in the cafe, autumn is approaching opening up job opportunities but will her love life be as successful, Eddie McQueen still holds a piece of her heart but not everything is as it seems.
Everyone rallies round and provides a fitting ending to a poignant story.
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Ashley is unlikeable and annoying but the other characters are a delight to read about. If it hadn't been for them and their stories I think I would have given up.
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Predictable and clichéd. I found the main character Ashley to be annoying and unlikeable so found it difficult to see how she was so popular.
What made this book great were all the other characters and the ww2 back stories.
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I received an ARC of, The Great Summer Street Party Part 3: Blue Skies and Blackberry Pies, by Georgia Hill.  I really enjoyed this story.  The characters and setting are great.  Not the best time period, but they are called the greatest generation for a reason.
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I loved this series as I read it in the three parts as they were released. I always love a Georgia hill book, they are always really feel good, they always have great characters and a great storyline and this book is no exception. Loved it.
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