This was the most fun way to start the new year. Hope Street and its residents not only made an interesting read, but they also found a special place in my heart
Hannah had lived her entire life on Hope Street. Her mum had died 3 months ago which left her alone and broken hearted. A new man moved across the street bringing with him the fragrance of new love.
My first book by author Marcie Steele, it was the writing which stole my heart. Written with simple emotions, the words touched me deeply. I could see myself in the main character Hannah, a woman who was let down by people, yet found a way to be cheerful. She inspired me. The man across the street indicated the new man Doug who had moved in.
Love happened, but secrets abounded between them, which made their love far more interesting. This wasn’t just a love story. It was so much more. It was a story about residents, about goodness in people, the camaraderie between friends. It was about family, not the family born in, but the family the heart chose.
Marcie Steele does have a special way with her story telling. The warmth seeped all the way from my kindle to encompass my heart, making me melt just a little bit. I was so happy that I got to read this first book in the series, knowing I had something to look forward to in the rest of the year.
A brilliant way to start a new year, wouldn’t you say so?
I received a free ARC from Sarah and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Maybe I’m scared to be happy…
Meet Hannah – she’s been her mum’s sole carer since she was eighteen. Now alone after Martha’s sudden death, Hannah feels lost in the only place she’s known as home, Hope Street. Coming up to a milestone birthday, she’s wondering what her purpose in life is.
Meet Doug – a workaholic, he’s in the office from dusk ’til dawn, and when he has a heart attack. Now on the mend, he needs to de-stress his life and focus on living it, to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Doug moves to Hope Street, number 35. Hannah lives at number 34, directly opposite. From the moment they meet, there’s a spark.
But there are secrets too. Hannah’s mum has been keeping something from her, her sister upped and left over twenty years ago, and there can’t be such a simple reason why Doug has moved to Somerley. Can there?