Blurb; Five people in a sleepy English coastal town. One year that changes everything.
They seem to have it all. They’re in good health and are financially secure. They live in a pleasant and comfortable town. But as their lives intertwine, cracks emerge and restlessness grows.
For Clive, is retirement the beginning of the end? Can fun-loving Saskia break free from her adulterous husband? Will Andy marry his childhood sweetheart? Is Jamie prepared to change his dishonest ways? Might Ellie’s happy marriage be shattered by temptation?
Heart-warming and heart-breaking collide in this novel about aspirations, expectations and the realities of everyday life.
My Review; This is one that I wouldn’t have normally picked out for myself but I am so glad I got the chance to read it, I really enjoyed it. The story focuses on a little town near Cromer Beach and five specific people within it. The story is told through each of the five characters… Clive. Ellie. Saskia. Jamie and Andy.
A normal community with their families, relationships, romance, friends and children. Both the highs and the lows are included. I spoke to Mel from Melanies read about this book and she told me she lives near Cromer Beach and some of the things within the book sounded very familiar. Which made the book even more real for me. A beautiful book. Loved it! Never judge a book by it’s cover.
A well deserved four stars. I could have easily devoured this within hours. Highly recommend.
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Many thanks for reviewing my novel, Gemma – hugely appreciated. And a lovely review!