The Summer Trip

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What to expect

What happens when three sisters decide to swap lives for one summer?

A gorgeous and evocative novel about three sisters and a life-changing summer in Corfu.

What if your life worked out perfectly . . . for someone else?

It’s been 18 years since Ava spent the summer on the Greek island of Corfu, but she has never forgotten what happened during those months – or who she left behind.

Now single, estranged from her family, and preparing to wave her daughter off to university, Ava’s life seems a million miles away from the one she dreamed about as a teenager – a life now being lived by her sister instead.

When Ava decides to return to Corfu for the summer, she knows she must finally face the place and the people that broke her heart. But with old resentments festering, long-buried secrets lurking, and familiar feelings resurfacing, it looks set to be a holiday that will change all their lives forever. . .


Praise for Isabelle Broom:

‘Gloriously escapist, unashamedly romantic, witty and hugely enjoyable’
Sunday Mirror

‘I totally lost myself in this heart-warming, charming tale of love, family and gorgeous Greece. I adored it’
Milly Johnson

‘A writing powerhouse’
Carrie Hope Fletcher

‘Brilliantly evocative – it’s left me longing for a Greek holiday!
Paige Toon

‘A gorgeous story of heartbreak, forgiveness and self-discovery.’
Giovanna Fletcher

‘This book takes you on holiday’
Adele Parks

‘Well-written and perfect for a lazy afternoon on the sofa’
Daily Mail

‘Combines a wonderful setting with the poignancy of self-discovery and a touching romance’
Katie Fforde

‘Brilliant, warm and beautifully judged – I raced through it’
Cathy Kelly

‘An evocative and enchanting story’
Cathy Bramley

(P) 2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critics Review

  • Evocative, compelling and sizzling with passion – this is THE book to escape into this summer, I absolutely loved it!

    Cathy Bramley
  • A tender, utterly romantic and evocative tale that will leave you feeling as if you’ve spent a summer in Corfu

    Rachael Lucas
  • What Isabelle Broom writes, I read: nobody does escapist and thought-provoking fiction like her, and god! Her sense of place! I get to travel the world without leaving my front room. So magical, so special.

    Laura Jane Williams
  • It took all of two seconds for me to be whisked away into this sun-soaked story about love, motherhood and family secrets. Beautifully written and fiercely poignant, The Summer Trip is an immersive, evocative novel that deserves to be right at the top of your holiday reading list

    Holly Miller
  • An enchanting read charting one woman’s journey of self-discovery, making peace with the past and finding romance. Another gloriously evocative summer read

    My Weekly
  • The perfect beach read and a whole lot more. Ava’s story is witty, moving, and as glorious as a Greek beach at sunset – a celebration of family, of sisterhood and of a mother’s love for her daughter, all set against the stunning backdrop of Corfu. Achingly romantic and endlessly addictive, this is Broom at her best. A summer essential.

    Katie Marsh

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