Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Book Review - The Great Escape by Charlotte Fallowfield

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Review by Anniek

Georgie and Abbie are going on a holiday to Mexico. They aren't looking for love since they've both been burned in the past. That is until a gorgeous man runs past their swimming pool and lands facedown in the sand. Georgie is trying to let him keep his dignity by pretending she didn't see his fall. Every day at 11 o'clock Weston will run past them and slowly they go from looking to nodding to a shy hello. Abbie likes the direct approach more and wastes no time. She gets Georgie and Weston to go on a date together. Being on a tropical beach in Mexico, what's the worst that could happen?

Georgie has been betrayed by her ex-boyfriend. She was hurt badly at the time, but looking back she must admit that he was never the one for her. Checking out Weston has awakened parts of her body she didn't even know were there. Weston tells her up front that he has secrets which he might never be able to share with her and Georgie trusts him enough to deal with this. What will she do when Weston opens up to her about his past?

Georgie is a dog groomer and she loves her job and dogs very much. Her parents don't like her career choice and are a bit snobbish about her friends. Georgie holds her own and I loved how sweet she is. She always helps out and is even kind to people who don't deserve it. The Great Escape is a wonderful story about finding love when you're not expecting it. Georgie and her friends are hilarious and I would have a field day if I would live in the same street as them.

Charlotte Fallowfield has drawn a map of Dilbury Village. She's even managed to draw it in a way that also makes sense to me and I’m not skilled in the navigation department. This drawing made it very easy for me to picture Georgie's hometown and the cottages. Because of this I had no trouble at all to connect with the story. Charlotte Fallowfield has created an amazing group of friends and I hope there will be a third book in the Dilbury Village series. The Great Escape is a great romantic comedy. It’s full of humor and has an overall sweet and heartwarming feeling.


If you believe in love at first sight and you love to laugh out loud while reading The Great Escape would be a perfect choice. It's the second book in the Dilbury Village series, but can easily be read as a standalone.

Book giveaway

Charlotte Fallowfield is having a book giveaway on Goodreads. You can sign up and hopefully win a signed paperback copy of The Great Escape. The giveaway will end on November 30th.


  1. I love Abbie already! Great review, I'd suggest this book to girls who've been hurt in the past, but still belive in love

  2. Sounds like they have a lot to work through.

  3. It looks like a lovely holiday read. I really like it when an author includes a map so I can easily imagine where everything is.

  4. Thank you so much for a great review, and for all the nice comments! There will be six books in the Dilbury series, each can be read as a stand-alone! Charlotte

  5. This book sounds like a good read - I like a laugh out loud love story :)

  6. Sounds like an entertaining series!


  7. Sounds great! Thank you fort he advice and a book giveaway hint.

  8. Aww, meet cute and forever after with a few bumps; one of my favorite reading pleasures!

  9. Sounds like a really good read! :) Great review!