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OMG! OMG! OMG! What a marvelously brilliant book. I don’t want to write a review. I just want to bask in the warmth of the story. Secrets and deaths, lies and misconceptions of past and present, intertwined in the lives of three women Willa, Annabelle, and Sylvia. But binding them all was LOVE and FORGIVENESS.
Willa was bequeathed a property in Tasmania by Lillian. Sisters Annabelle and Sylvia were her neighbors. Dan was husband to Annabelle. Secrets ruled their lives. Arrival of Willa caused that can to open and worms to come out… And boy, were some of them slimy!!
My second book by author Sara Clutton, I resisted the book’s lure for a long time, even when it kept beckoning me. I knew I needed the perfect time to read and savor the words. And I was right! The author brought the story alive with the strength of her pen, showing me the scenes like a three dimensional movie. I couldn’t stop reading it, feeling it. The gossamer of its threads wrapped me in its loving arms keeping me anchored to it.
The ladies weaved their charm on me. I felt I was a part of their lives. Their emotions blew mine apart. I had a lump in my throat knowing what was to come. I read the book through a film of tears at certain points. At times, I had to bang my kindle trying to force these ladies to talk to me.
Do I really need to say anything more?
I loved the book, and the book loved me back so much more!!!
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
Family is everything to Willa. Adopted at birth, her loving husband and son are her safe haven, and the ones she has clung to while numbed by the pain of a recent loss. When a letter arrives, it opens a path for Willa to re-engage with life: she has inherited a house halfway across the world, in a town she’s never heard of, from a woman she doesn’t know. Her only guess is that Lillian Brooks could have been her birth mother.
Travelling to the inviting shores of Sisters Cove, Willa in entranced by the dilapidated old house she now owns, perched high on a windy cliff within the Merrivale Estate. But as she begins to look amongst the dusty photos and sealed boxes of papers left to her, it becomes clear that the truth about who Lillian really was is not at all what Willa expected.
At Merrivale, social butterfly Annabelle is intrigued by Willa’s arrival. Unable to have children herself, she feels drawn to this fragile, younger woman and is inspired to help her mend the cracks in her heart. But as a friendship grows between the two, the dark truth that connects them is exposed, and both are forced to make choices about the risks they’ll take for family, love and forgiveness.
Publication Date: January 2020