Young and desperately in love, Merrin had the whole world ahead of her. But just as her new life was about to start, the ground beneath her feet was cruelly swept away. Devastated by the humiliation, she ran far away from the beloved fishing village she had always called home to lick her wounds and escape her gossiping friends and neighbours.
It hasn’t been easy, but six years later Merrin has forged a new life for herself far from the sea, burying the impulsive girl she once was. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to return to the village she swore she’d never set foot in again.
Reluctantly back in the arms of her community, Merrin begins to realise what she’s been missing out on all these years. As she begins to remember the person she used to be, she is forced to make choices about her future, and to question the past. What does she want from her life? Who is important to her? Who is to blame for everything that went wrong? And can she forgive them, let old wounds heal and finally be her true self again?
With huge thanks to Kelly for arranging this blog tour and to Amanda Browse for providing a stunning signed copy to review, which I have very grateful for.
This book is set in the Cornish village of Port Charles, with the story jumping straight into the wedding of Merrin, things seem to start off on a blossoming future, describing beautifully the buzz and fun that happens while you are getting ready for your big day. However, things do not turn out as expected with the initial twist to this engaging story, being thrown completely off the initial thoughts. As things progress Merrin escapes the disaster and humiliation and attempts to rebuild her life in Thornbury in Bristol.
Time passes on as she grows and gains life experiences, only to have a family tragedy that rocks her, this then needs her to question her younger life and what she truly wants. As she returns home her next steps are ones to adore and treasure, as she tries to understand what is most wanted in her heart or mind.
I loved the family relationships and the banter between them, it brings the characters themselves and the story to life, and this is thread through the whole of the story.
With the descriptions of the perfect little Cornish village, the every producing gossiping locals – described perfectly, you can’t go wrong. Bringing this story to life with characters you not only understand but feel you might know them.
This is the type of book you could easily read again and again! Beautifully written a must buy!
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