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Summary

High on the clifftops, Lettie takes a deep breath of salty air and opens the letter. There is no signature, and the old-fashioned handwriting is faint against the yellowed paper. The message, and the tiny gold key inside, will turn her life upside down....

Lettie Starcross makes her way along the cobbled streets of Heaven’s Cove, clutching a little key and searching for answers about her kind, twinkly-eyed great-aunt Iris, whom she misses terribly. With no job back home, and no one in her family understanding how adrift she feels, Lettie wonders if her aunt was lonely just like her - is that why she fled this pretty seaside village years ago and never returned?

Staying at Driftwood House where Iris lived, now a cosy B&B, Lettie can almost hear Iris’ laughter on the breeze. And when she locks eyes with brooding fisherman Corey as he’s singing a haunting sea shanty in the local tavern, the sparks that fly between them are a welcome distraction from her grief.

But everything changes when Lettie meets Corey’s grandmother. Hearing the name ‘Iris Starcross’, her wrinkled face turns pale. Then she tells Lettie a devastating secret: 70 years ago, a choice Iris made tore apart this tight-knit community.

Heartbroken, Lettie questions if she ever really understood her beloved aunt - and if Corey knew about this shocking rift all along. So when her sister calls begging her to come home, Lettie is torn. If she stays to find what the key unlocks, can she discover the truth about what Iris did - and fight for her own fresh start? Or will she be the next Starcross woman to run from Heaven’s Cove forever?

An absolutely gorgeous listen that will whisk you away to the stunning Devon coast, about family secrets, long-lost love and coming home. Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan.

©2021 Liz Eeles (P)2021 W F Howes

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lovely story

another great book from this author and love the narrator , would high recommend it

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  • Deonna Clark
  • 05-02-22

Heavens Cove

Enjoyed this 2nd book in The Heaven’s Cove series. The story is well written with good development of characters. A tiny mystery weaved in makes for a little more depth to this story akin to Kate Morton’s style where past affects the present. There is a great message about finding your own happiness, similar to book one. Narration takes the story from a 4 to a 5 and I hope Waite will narrate future stories in this series. Overall sweet and worth a listen.