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Loved this beautiful book. Slow to start, the story captured my heart as the pages turned when Rosie wanted to protect the memories of the Driftwood House, her family home, and managed to convince the owners that it could work well as a guest house.
Secrets in the attic brought home certain truths about her mother’s life. Melodies of love too bound her to this quaint town. Would she stay forever?
Reading a book by author Liz Eeles after a long time, I was most eager to dig into the secrets left behind. I liked the gentleness of the story admixed with the mystery in the plot. Love interest Liam was a beautiful support, and I found myself attracted to his character more than once.
Descriptions of the place made me feel as if it were the most idyllic corner on earth, where, gossip abounded, but love flowed well in times of duress. Rosie took her own sweet pages to thaw my heart, but I could understand her prickly nature hiding her grief. I am the same.
Secrets hidden brought out the drama in the writing, the setting of the story triggered my imagination, and romance painted a smile on my face. Overall, the combination of the author’s magic in all parts of the book made this a sweet read.
A literary oasis of peace in moments of chaos that the world has transformed into.
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From the attic of Driftwood House there are stunning views of the deep green sea and sapphire sky. But Rosie can’t tear her eyes away from the faded photograph in her hands, and the words written on the back that will change everything…
Back in the tiny seaside village of Heaven’s Cove after the death of her mother, all Rosie Merchant wants is to hide her tears, rent out her childhood home, and get back to her ‘real’ life, away from the gossiping villagers and wild Devon weather she escaped from years ago.
She’s surprised to find a smiling man in hiking boots – local farmer Liam – waiting on the stone doorstep. His kind offer to help clear crumbling, isolated Driftwood House is hard to refuse, and despite Rosie’s determination not to let anyone get close, soon they’re walking and laughing together along the clifftops. As clouds scud across the endless sky and green waves crash against the shore, Rosie is reminded that nowhere is more beautiful than home.
Then, up in the attic of Driftwood House, Rosie stumbles across a photo which exposes the heart-stopping truth about how her mother came to live at Driftwood House years ago… and Liam only seems concerned about the implications for his own nearby farm. Did he know this painful secret all along, and should she run from Heaven’s Cove for good? Or will facing up to her devastating family history mean Rosie can finally put down roots in this beautiful place?
Publication Date: February 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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