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Today had been an off day where emotionally I was so down. I needed a book which wouldn’t demand too much of my attention, yet give me doublefold the pleasure. This book fit the bill in all accounts.
My second book by author Liz Eeles, and the second book in the series, the story was a slow unfolding if the secret, in search of which Lettie had made the trip after her great-aunt’s death.
A key which held the truth and a letter which was the guide to discover the truth was all she had when she arrived at Heaven’s Cove. Lettie captured my heart slowly by the honesty of her emotions. Her grief reflected in her eyes. I had to thank the author in my mind for helping me see the scenes by the power of her words.
The story had the characters of first book make their small appearance. Romance too peeped in, but the core of the story was Lettie’s love for her aunt. I could do understand and love her for her commitment.
The whole book was like a cup of tea which warmed my insides and prevented the numbness from setting in.
Thank you to publisher Bookouture and the author Liz Eeles for this book. You have no idea how much some of us across the earth need hope, and some place to escape to for a few hours.
Apologies… Today has been a bad day… Very emotional and teary.
AMAZON USA: https://amzn.to/33YbXh4
AMAZON UK: https://amzn.to/2S6FFhg
High on the clifftops, Lettie takes a deep breath of salty air and opens the letter. There is no signature, and the old-fashioned handwriting is faint against the yellowed paper. The message, and the tiny gold key inside, will turn her life upside down…
Lettie Starcross makes her way along the cobbled streets of Heaven’s Cove, clutching a little key and searching for answers about her kind, twinkly-eyed Great Aunt Iris, whom she misses terribly. With no job back home, and no-one in her family understanding how adrift she feels, Lettie wonders if her aunt was lonely just like her – is that why she fled this pretty seaside village years ago and never returned?
Staying at Driftwood House where Iris lived, now a cosy B&B, Lettie can almost hear Iris’s laughter on the breeze. And when she locks eyes with brooding fisherman Corey as he’s singing a haunting sea shanty in the local tavern, the sparks that fly between them are a welcome distraction from her grief.
But everything changes when Lettie meets Corey’s grandmother. Hearing the name ‘Iris Starcross’, her wrinkled face turns pale. Then she tells Lettie a devastating secret: seventy years ago, a choice Iris made tore apart this tight-knit community.
Heartbroken, Lettie questions if she ever really understood her beloved aunt – and if Corey knew about this shocking rift all along. So when her sister calls begging her to come home, Lettie is torn. If she stays to find what the key unlocks, can she discover the truth about what Iris did – and fight for her own fresh start? Or will she be the next Starcross woman to run from Heaven’s Cove forever?
Publication Date: May 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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