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MY REVIEW

A sweet story of missed love and false identity but true love.

This was a complex story where Abby fell in love with Cam over their messages and his own visit to meet her. But suddenly those emails stopped and on further attempts, she received a devastating news. Her daughter Beth too was being bullied in school.

The mother daughter duo decided to take a break from old life and go on a vacation in an island in the middle of nowhere, one Cam had mentioned about.

But author Emma Davies didn’t make life simple for Abby. A complication occurred when Abby saw someone who shouldn’t have been there. And the entire bundle of secrets unraveled.

Hope and forgiveness being the core of this book, I liked how Emma mixed it with delightful islanders, a place and an idea of business for Abby, along with friends and bundle of fur for Beth. Now it was all up to Abby to let go of her old angst, see the opportunities, then leap to catch hope before it flew away.

I liked the book, a sweet read that carried me forward during the day. A tiny niggle, Abby could have been etched better. There was something which felt incomplete to me—others have loved her—that rubbed me raw.

One who has seen life would try to see it from the other person’s POV. Ideals are sometimes difficult in an impossible situation. I found her angry or sad most times, never seemed to be really happy from her core.

Overall, the book symbolized hope. And all who were lost found their way back home. All’s well that ended well. Happy Saturday!!

MY RATING

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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BOOK BLURB

When Abby steps off the ferry and onto the tiny island of Kinlossay, she squeezes her daughter’s hand and prays this trip will be the escape they both so desperately need. For now, at least, Beth is safe from the bullies making her life a misery, and perhaps Abby might find out more about the mysterious man behind the letters she’s been receiving…

Cameron first got in touch to see if Abby’s shop stocked his favourite book. And has written every day since to tell her of his life on his rugged little island, where buttercups dance on rolling fields and the sky never stops moving. The weekend he once came to visit her – singing with Beth in the kitchen, kissing Abby’s lips so tenderly – is a memory she will treasure forever. But then, one day, the messages stopped. Abby received the heartbreaking news that Cameron had passed away.

As she watches her daughter run laughing along the windswept beaches he described so perfectly, Abby wonders if this goodbye trip could also be a new beginning. But then she sees a face across the street that she recognises instantly, and her heart shatters. If Cameron is dead, who is this man? What devastating secrets has this little island been keeping? The truth will change Abby and her daughter’s life forever – but only if they let it…

BOOK DETAILS

Publication Date: July 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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8 Responses

  1. I also know a romantic little island in the Caribbean. It has one of the highest divorce rates I’ve ever encountered. Not to mention that many non-divorced men have second households (mostly on the mainland). Many men are working as sailors, earning good salaries and during their absence their wives …
    But life is relaxed, the people good humored and LBTQ issues almost non-existent. The biggest issues are substance abuse and a prohibition on plastic bottles, drinking straws, and throw away plates and cups. Most of the expats complain about the frequent power and internet outages (many of them are working remotely).

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