Camp Crackers is the latest release from author Lisa Stewart and it’s one that will leave you feeling good and laughing out loud as you read.
Reluctant siblings Sunny and Gil are persuaded to spend their summer holiday renovating their uncle’s shabby country cottage only to discover an invasion of mad campers in his back garden.
Sunny McIntosh is a redheaded, offbeat 23-year-old who dabbles in laziness. She has spent her life overshadowed by Gil – her perfect nerd of a brother. But this is her story – how she is thrown into hosting “the worst campsite in Scotland”, battles to restrain a fanatical sci-fi brigade and is desperate to finish the DIY so she can return home to Edinburgh and her precious Mathew.
Four townies, two weeks, one field.
Lisa wrote her first novel ‘Soup Is The New Coffee’ in 2002, followed by ‘Being Gil’s Sister’ in 2004. Unsuccessful in getting a publishing deal – the rejection letters being used to stuff a king-size mattress – she turned her attention to non-fiction. She completed a Masters degree, also at Queen Margaret University, and published her assignments in professional journals.
A casual question from her mum, ‘What are you doing about your books?’ spurred her back to the laptop. She re-wrote ‘Being Gil’s Sister’ and published it on Kindle Direct Publishing in 2012. In 2014 she completed ‘Knitting Haggis’, followed in 2017 by a re-working of ‘Soup Is The New Coffee’.
Camp Crackers is a book full of characters you cannot help but fall in love and connect with. All are hilarious in the own way and each brings something unique to the story.
It’s a story you escape the world with for awhile, in to a world of larger and life characters, camp site shenanigans and lots of laughs, with a somewhat surprising and unexpected ending, Camp Crackers is a joyful and fun read!
You can get a copy here!