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6 June 2016

Blog Tour: 'The Lonely Hearts Travel Club - Destination: India' by Katy Colins!

I'm incredibly excited to be part of the blog tour for the second part of Katy Colins' 'The Lonely Hearts Travel Club' book series, 'Destination: India', today! Several months ago I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of the first instalment of the series, 'Destination: Thailand' (click here to read my review), and I immediately fell in love with the book and was really curious to discover whether the second part would be just as good. I was, once again, lucky enough to be asked to review the book as a part of the blog tour, and I couldn't wait to see whether Katy would once again treat us to a fantastic chick lit read. Be sure to read on to check out my review and check out some of the other stops on the tour as well (see the tour banner for the blog names)!

After her backpacking adventures in Thailand to deal with her break-up, Georgia Green is back in Manchester again where she is incredibly busy with her successful travel agency, The Lonely Hearts Travel Club, together with her business partner Ben. After months of relaxing, Georgia can't help but give it a 110% to make the business a success, but she's taking things a bit too far, turning into a workaholic who doesn't have time for any of her friends or family. When the opportunity arises for Georgia to travel all the way to India to check on a tour they've got going on over there, she isn't too sure she can leave everything in the UK behind, but in the end she's convinced, especially with all the bad reviews of this India tour they've been receiving. But Georgia has no idea what India has in store for her, and it's quite something...

Sometimes sequels can disappoint, especially when the first book was really quite amazing and there's the chance of building up your hopes a bit too high. This is, however, definitely not the case with Katy Colins' 'The Lonely Hearts Travel Club' series, because the second instalment, 'Destination: India' is just as much of a fantastic read as the first book of the series was. Katy Colins really found her calling because I honestly think she's an amazing author; her writing style is so captivating and comfortable to read. Each chapter has new elements that keep you guessing and interested, and I think I could have actually finished this whole book in just one sitting, which is quite rare for me!

Georgia is a great heroine; she's relatable and realistic, and just like in the first part of the series there's a good and fun collection of secondary characters, such as the people who are part of the tour group Georgia joins in India. The storyline includes several different elements and I wasn't bored for even one second thanks to everything that was going on. I also want to specifically mention the vivid descriptions, because it almost made me feel as if I was walking around India myself, even though I've never been there. 'Destination: India' is a wonderful second instalment of Katy Colins' 'The Lonely Hearts Travel Club' series; a well-written, captivating and thoroughly entertaining chick lit read I can't recommend enough, and I can't even begin to explain how much I'm looking forward to part 3, Destination: Chile!
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Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Guest Post by Katy Colins!

I'm both honoured and excited to welcome Katy Colins to the blog today to celebrate the release of her latest novel, 'The Lonely Hearts Travel Club - Destination: India'! Below you can find a special guest post from Katy herself in which she tells us a bit more about how her travels in India inspired her latest book.

There is something magical about India. It is this country that tends to get under your skin, for many, many reasons. From the pollution, noise and staring men to stunning scenery, kind strangers and incredible food – a trip to India won’t be forgotten easily. I felt so inspired after my brief time in this colourful and chaotic country that I knew one day I’d try and bring this setting to life for others, who may not have experienced it themselves. 

Destination India, the second novel in the Lonely Hearts Travel Club series, follows Georgia Green as she makes her way from the overwhelming bustle of Delhi to the chilled out beaches of Goa trying to find answers to some of her current life problems. I wanted readers to get a sense of the Indian way of life and how many backpackers feel when they first set foot over there and that it is ok (and totally normal) to go through a whole range of emotions during your time in India. In fact, I’d be surprised to meet someone who didn’t go on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster during their stay in India!

As well as the beautiful locations, I also wanted food to play a large part in the story, the many spices, unpronounceable ingredients and exotic fruits that you taste without really knowing what you’re about to tuck into! I think when you travel to a new country it is important to use all five senses to get a feel for the place and I really hope that I have done a good job of bringing this incredible destination to life through the pages of Destination India.


Destination India, the second instalment in The Lonely Hearts Travel Club series by Katy Colins, is published by Carina UK on 2 June 
You can find out more about Katy Colins on her blog She is also on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook – just search Notwedordead – and she is also a little bit addicted to sharing her travel adventures via Snapchat (TheNotwedordead).  

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