Back of the book :
In the small Cornish town of Talting, everyone is known for something ..
Up until recently, artist Rose walker was known for lots of things : her infectious positivity; her unique artist talent ; her second-to-none cookery skills; and of course, her devotion to childhood sweetheart and husband Lucas.
But, two years ago, all of that changed in one, unthinkable moment.
Now Rose is known for being a young woman who became a widow aged just twenty-four.
Rose knows life must – should – go on. But the prospect of trying to carve out a future for herself is one she can still barely entertain. Until newcomer, Robert Green, arrives in Talting for the summer …
Can Rosie allow herself to love again ?
What I think :
Rose and Lucas were childhood sweethearts, they’d always been together and got married as soon as they could. Sadly however Rose lost Lucas one night in such an awful way she doesn’t know if she can cope without him. Two years later she’s managed to get herself together and get on with life, sort of …
Then a newcomer arrives in the small seaside town to view her art. He not only shows an interest in her pictures but also Rose herself, is she ready to move on or is it still too soon … ?
This is a gorgeously written debut novel, I really enjoyed reading it. The characters are so wonderfully written and real that I really felt for poor Rose and what she had to go through. There also are some lovely bittersweet moments that caught me shedding a tear or two, it has many ups and downs it really is a bit of a fairground ride of a book.
I really could write so much more about it but i would have to put a spoiler warning at the top of the page. What I will say is though, you really need this lovely book in your life.
This is such a great feel-good novel, just what you need after a hard day at work, something to loose yourself in.
I really look forward to the next novel and give it 4 stars. (which equals a well earned 8/10)
Published by Headline review on 07/04/16.
A very big Thankyou to Frances Gough at Headline for the review copy of the book.