Come Away with Me by Maddie Please

Come Away with Me

Somewhere beyond the sea…When Alexa Fisher finds herself trapped on a twelve-day cruise to celebrate her younger sister’s hen-do – just the two of them – she wishes she’d jumped overboard.Despite the age difference, India has always been the judgemental sibling, and there’s been even more friction than usual since ‘the big engagement’. With India constantly obsessing over wedding plans, Alexa has never felt more single, or more of...

Details Come Away with Me

TitleCome Away with Me
Release DateAug 13th, 2018
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction

Reviews Come Away with Me

  • Dash fan
    5☆ The Perfect Feel Good Summer Read First off I want to start by saying what a fantastic cover! It's so bright and warm.Secondly I want to thank Maddie for starting each chapter off with a delicious cocktail. The perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, especially If the holiday involves a cruise and a hen do! Ok so now for the story!Come Away With Me is a feel good, warm read with a good dash of romance and plenty of humour and sibling dra...
  • Melissa Rose
    Having been on a cruise back in 2012, the premise of a chick-lit novel set aboard a transatlantic voyage appealed to me; the gorgeous cover only helped sealed the deal, and I knew that I had to read Come Away With Me. I'm glad that I decided to give it a shot as I was not disappointed.What I loved most was that all the details of the journey rang true for me; I felt the stirrings of nostalgia for my own trip aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Amste...
  • Rachel Gilbey
    It was the simply gorgeous cover and the mention of cruise in the blurb that lead me to finally read a book by this author. She has been on my radar for a while, but just hadn't quite been seduced enough to want to read one. So I'm really glad I did try this book, as it is really enjoyable even if its not quite the book I was hoping for. You see I'm a massive fan of cruising, but of the less formal ships than the one than Alexa and India was sail...
  • Thebooktrail
    Sail away from Southampton to New YorkVisit the locations in the bookA fun read about antics on board when two friends take a cruise. There’s sun and cruise activities so if you’ve not been on a cruise before you’ll experience some of it! Every chapter started with the name of a cocktail though so that sets the tone that there will be a great deal of drink involved. The cruise set sail from New York to England and apart from a few stops in ...
  • Grass monster
    The Blurb :When Alexa Fisher finds herself trapped on a twelve-day cruise to celebrate her younger sister’s hen-do – just the two of them – she wishes she’d jumped overboard.Despite the age difference, India has always been the judgemental sibling, and there’s been even more friction than usual since ‘the big engagement’. With India constantly obsessing over wedding plans, Alexa has never felt more single, or more of a failure.She l...
  • Kaisha (The Writing Garnet)
    All reviews can be found on my blog at https://thewritinggarnet.wordpress.comWould you just look at that cover?! What a beautiful and rather apt cover this is. Seriously. After reading 'Come Away With Me', I can honestly say that the cover sums up the contents of the storyline rather well. Don't fret though, that is not a spoiler at all!I must admit that it did take me quite a while to get into the book as I found one of the characters rather imm...
  • Nicola Clough
    It was the cover that really attracted me to this book as so bright and inviting and it didn't disappoint me at all. A really feel good factor book and so heartwarming with laugh out loud moments and romance. It's also full of holiday and families, you feel you are with them on their holiday and you just want to keep reading. Alexa has been working in the family estate agency for years and is also single her relationship with her sister who is yo...
  • Donna Maguire
    2018-08-16 absolutely loved this story!!This is an excellent feel good story that took me away to a fantastic setting and I loved my time spent with the characters. It had me giggling in so many places and I really enjoyed it, it is such a fun story to read!I read a lot of crime books and psychological thrillers but every now and again I want to treat myself to a more relaxed story and this definitely ticked the box...
  • Amanda
    I read, reviewed and loved Maddie’s last book ‘A Year Of New Adventures’ in February of this year. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of her next book. Fortunately I didn’t have too long to wait because her latest book ‘Come Away With Me’ was released on 13th August. Imagine my happy dance when I received a review copy? On second thoughts best not but fortunately my attempts at dancing were only witnessed by my two Labradors....
  • Connie Fischer
    Alexa Fisher, age 29, has a younger sister, India, age 26, who is getting married in soon. Her fiance, Jerry, is perfect for her and India is so excited about her upcoming wedding. She has been making lots of plans and wants Alexa to be her bridesmaid but Alexa she is not looking forward to doing it. She knows she is a few pounds overweight and they thought of shopping for a dress for the wedding fills her with dread.India has floated through lif...
  • Gaele
    Alexandria and India Fisher are sisters, more rivalry than sibling, with parents with wanderlust and a penchant for cruises. In fact, with India’s wedding coming quickly, and Alexa is about topped up with everything being wedding-focused: from family dinners to India’s days spent working in the family business: estate agents. Finding that India is so happy and cluelessly selfish abou only her own needs, Alexa is still reeling from the shame o...
  • Kim
    An absolute delight to read. Never thought I would enjoy a book about a cruise trip so much. This was a nice story involving sisters Alex and India who end up on a luxury cruise trip won by their parents. When their parents can't go due to having already booked another non refundable trip on the same dates they gift the trip to their daughters. The trip gives India and Alex, who have a slightly strained relationship, time to get to know one anoth...
  • Bev Dulson
    This book was perfect to set me up for my own cruise holiday this year.Who doesn't love reading about a romance on board a ship , with a backdrop of cocktails, glamorous evening events, seven course meals and of course all the quirky people you meet on a ship, it just makes it the perfect setting for a holiday romance read.Loved the destinations the ship called at, New England, Nova Scotia, Rhode Island - fabulous descriptions and made me add the...
  • Katherine Hetzel
    I may not have been on a cruise, but this was a perfect holiday read. Family have been on cruises, and a lot of what Maddie writes about fits their experience. Apart from the holiday romance...Loved how each chapter started with a cocktail whose name reflected the contents of the chapter. I really hope Maddie had some awesome nights researching the ingredients - and the finished results! As in her previous novels, there's some lovely characterisa...
  • Meg Dean
    Very fun and funny...a lovely way to spend a hot summer day inside :c)
  • Carol Beasley
    I've never been on a cruise and never particularly wanted to but that didn't stop me enjoying this book. The details were incredible and it was obvious the author had definitely done their research. It was nice to see the exploration of a sibling relationship and that aspect was very enjoyable.Definitely a feel good read.I was sent this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
  • Sonya
    This was a fabulous read! It had the things I love in a book. Humour and romance. I laughed my way through this book. I could identify with Alex and her sister with the love of wine and cocktails! Especially with internal banter and funny observations. This is all set on a luxury cruise. Perfect feel good book.
  • Realmommybooks
    What happens when you take a chance on a trip? What happens when the trip is with your sister?Watching Alexa through this book and all her insecurities made me sad for her. She went through all the emotions with India. The only thing was I wish we seen more of Alexa and Gabriel. I needed a little bit more of them together.
  • Erika
    As a cruiser lover myself, I could relate a lot and had lots of laugh out loud moments. A fell good and a perfect beach read. Light and fun.I can't wait to read Maddie's next book.
  • Julie Cordiner
    An ideal summer read - warm, witty and entertaining. The cruise ship setting provides lots of opportunities for fun and frolics as Alexa gets close again to her sister but even closer to handsome lawyer Gabriel Frost. Really enjoyed this.
  • Angel Hatfield
    Alexa was reminded of things she was suppose to do like : lose weight for India’s wedding. Also organize a her hen weekend, and she was suppose to be looking forward to be India’s bridesmaid,. Alexa usually loved her job but Now India was working there and not really doing anything and getting paid for it. Alexa had worked for years learning how to be a good real estate agent, getting her qualifications, doing a thorough job, and making herse...
  • J McAvoy
    In today’s day and age, information is literally available 24/7 and at the touch of a button. When I read a book that has glaring errors that could have easily been fact-checked and corrected, I get frustrated. This is one of those books. I had high hopes in the first chapter and thought that the premise was a good one (two sisters go on a cruise vacation prior to the younger sister’s wedding). Alexa and India were both well-rounded and vivid...
  • Viv
    A very sweet read and a lovely story about life, love, lust even and of course family. While perhaps it seems that the focus is on the romance between Alexa and Gabriel, I think for me, I found it to be equally about family - particularly the relationship between Alexa and her sister India. While there wasn't a major 'heart-to-heart' in which all problems of the past were suddenly solved, there seemed to be a slow progression of their sisterly re...
  • Finitha Jose
    To be honest, I just picked this book only because I didn't find anything of interest in NetGalley at that time. Oh, there is nothing wrong with the theme. It is just . . . being not a daughter of Poseidon I am quite unnerved by the so-called magnificence of the sea or should I say its destructive power? I tend to avoid anything related to the sea, movies included. So if I say I completely loved this book, you can fairly imagine the rest. As the ...
  • Cassandra MADEUP BookBlog
    Wow so much to say!!Initially I wasn’t certain what to expect as cruise type stories can often be lacking in plot what with the limited chance for new scenery to be described, but in this case I didn’t find that to be an issue.This was far from the giggly, ridiculous antics type of hen-do read I was envisioning and I was glad of the difference! This was fun but not a story of a group of people getting drunk. I did find the main character to b...
  • Mandy
    I only heard of Maddie recently, so I was pleased to be able to read ‘Come With Me’. It appealed to me because I’ve cruised a few times and this story is mostly set on a cruise. Two sisters, Alexa and India, go on a cruise for India’s hen do, because their mother won it in a competition but couldn’t go.The sisters are very different; both of them work for their father’s estate agency business but, whereas Alexa loves it and puts in a ...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Fluffy and fun. Alexa and her sister India have never been on the same wave length so there's no reason to expect things will improve on a transatlantic cruise. I loved the details of the cruise- an old fashioned experience in many ways. There is, however, lots of drinking. Lots. There's also a love interest in Gabriel. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. This is just right for the afternoon on the beach!
  • Kim
    I liked the cover of this book and the idea of cruising for a hen party. But when the hen party turned out to be the bride and her sister not a giggling bunch of bridesmaids with wild nights of partying and gales of fun.It wasn’t. The sisters did get drunk. But the story was boring and not to my liking.Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  • JoAnn
    Come Away with Me is a mediocre romance. Cute plot and setting. If you enjoy chick flicks you might enjoy this book. My thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for my arc. This is my unbiased review.