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Absolutely fun book about two hurt people learning to love again. My first foray into author Helen Pollard’s writing was gentle and entertaining. Delightful characters and small town atmosphere pulled me into the story.
Claudia had been hurt years ago. She reinvented herself and opened up a shop with crystals and soaps. Entered a single father Jason with daughter Millie who wanted to try the New Age stuff. Clashes and arguments led to acceptance and love.
A happily ever after love story was this, but the road leading to the natural destiny was long and filled with arguments. One step forward and two back was the way Jason danced in the entire book. The dialogues caught my attention, they were emotive and brought out the flavor of the story. It was fun to see Claudia trying to open up Jason’s mind to accept things he did not see.
The lovers had their ups and downs, some toward the end felt repetitive. A new business competitor and effects of ineffectual gossip added a new twist to the story.
Overall, an entertaining read on a lazy Sunday evening.
I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Claudia thought she knew how this summer was going to go. Turns out, she didn’t have a clue…
It’s been two years since Claudia arrived on the beautifully rugged Cornish coast with nothing but a suitcase to her name. She’d walked out on the husband who had never loved her, ditched the corporate job she’d never wanted and vowed that no gym membership card would come within ten feet of her ever again.
Swapping boardrooms and cocktails for a little shop right at the end of the beach road should have been a bit of a shock. But from the moment she first laid eyes on the empty, run-down store, Claudia knew this was where she was meant to be all along.
After all that upheaval, Claudia was looking forward to a quiet summer, full of the usual holiday makers and long walks along the clifftops. But life in her patch of paradise is about to change in more ways than one.
Enter recently widowed Jason, dragging his sullen teenage daughter Millie in tow. Millie and Claudia immediately hit it off. And while Millie loves everything about Claudia’s free-spirited way of life, practical architect Jason is less than thrilled about his daughter’s new interests. He doesn’t shy away from telling Claudia exactly what he thinks and sparks fly every time they meet.
But as circumstances throw Claudia into Jason’s path in increasingly unexpected ways, she begins to glimpse what lies beneath his fiery temper and sharp tongue. Claudia was sure her new life was perfect in every way. But was there something missing after all?
Publication Date: June 2020