We Belong Together by Beth Moran
Eleanor Sharpley has been living a lie…
Needing to escape her London life quickly, Eleanor throws her things into the back of her car, and heads to her erstwhile best friend Charlie’s family farm.
But Charlie isn’t there.
Instead she finds Charlie’s grieving brother Daniel, her eight-month old daughter Hope (a daughter Eleanor had known nothing about), and a crumbling and unloved Damson Farm.
Damson Farm lies at the edge of the village of Ferrington, with the river Maddon flowing at its heart.
But Ferrington is a village divided by more than just a river – it is split in two by an age-old feud – between the Old Side and the New Side.
Eleanor has run from her problems, straight into a family and a world that has problems of its own.
But Damson Farm has magic too, and as winter gives way to spring, the old farm starts to come to life under Eleanor’s love and care.
The orchard starts to blossom with daffodils and bluebells, and the sound of bees busy in their hives fills the warming air.
Can Eleanor bring Daniel and the feuding village of Ferrington back to life too, or will her secrets catch up with her first?
What was it all about
We Belong Together by author Beth Moran was a cozy romance set in a farmland setting. The book had it all. The small village setting. A heroine who was down on her luck. A broody hero who had its own set of problems. A child. And a SECRET.
How it made me feel
Happy times. I loved seeing the story from Eleanor’s POV as both the main characters developed over the pages.
The emotions seeped into the words which evoked mine. And I liked all the feelings the book gave me.
The constant hint of the secret was a bit pricking. But in the overall scheme of things, I could let go of my ire.
Eleanor’s character development as she worked hard to become better than what she was. Fear to strength, she went through it all. Daniel too captured my heart soon down the pages, though my eyes were riveted to Eleanor.
Humor was interspersed with social issues. I liked how Eleanor endeavored to find a solution.
The ambiance of the small town to capture the rivalry was well done. There were so many tiny bits that fitted together.
Eleanor’s secret dragged the story down as the author kept prolonging it. After some time, I was not too interested in the secret, but more involved in the love story.
A sweet read about family and love and smoothing the age-old crisis of a small town.
I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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