Thank you to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ for organising this tour and to Rosie Travers, and Crooked Cat Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Career girl Becca Gates’ organised life is thrown into chaos when her mother, romantic novelist Pearl, announces her surprise engagement to Jack, a man she has only just met.
Worse news follows when Pearl tells Becca she intends to leave London, quit writing, and retire to her new fiancé’s idyllic waterside home on the south coast. Becca is determined to prevent Pearl from making a disastrous mistake, but when she at arrives at Rivermede, more shocks await when she stumbles upon a familiar yet unwelcome face from her past.
As Pearl embraces her new life amongst the local sailing fraternity, Becca receives a grim warning that all is not as calm as it seems at picturesque Rivermede, and if she wants to keep her family safe, she should keep them away.
But why should Becca trust the man who has betrayed her before, the man who broke her heart, the man who thinks he knows all her secrets?
Becca is shocked and angry when her wealthy novelist mother decides to give up everything and marry a man she has recently met on a cruise. Even worse is that Becca will now be out of a job (she edits her mother’s novels) and a home close to London.
Travelling to Rivermede to become acquainted with the new place and people in her mother’s life she encounters an old flame who issues a serious warning about these them. But, can Becca trust the man who broke her heart or is he playing games?
This novel is such a little gem and is so much more than a simple romance story. There is a romantic element which by itself is a delight but there’s the added bonus of gentle suspense to bring the story and characters to life. My favourite theme within the story is the one of family and the development if the relationships. Despite Pearl, Becca and Freddie all having frustrating flaws (which really makes them relatable characters) as a reader you find yourself really rooting for them all.
I really recommend this for fans of romances and family sagas.
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Author Bio – Rosie Travers
Rosie Travers grew up in Southampton on the south coast of England and loved escaping into a good book at a very early age. After many years juggling motherhood and a variety of jobs in local government she moved to Southern California in 2009. With time on her hands she started a blog about the perils of ex-pat life which rekindled a teenage desire to become a writer. Now permanently settled back in the UK, Rosie takes inspiration from the towns and landscape of her native south coast and enjoys writing heart-warming stories sprinkled with mystery, tragedy, comedy and romance. Rosie’s debut novel, The Theatre of Dreams, was published by Crooked Cats Books in August 2018. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.
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