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From the attic of Driftwood House, there are stunning views of the deep green sea and sapphire sky. But Rosie can’t tear her eyes away from the faded photograph in her hands, and the words written on the back that will change everything.... 

Back in the tiny seaside village of Heaven’s Cove after the death of her mother, all Rosie Merchant wants is to hide her tears, rent out her childhood home and get back to her ‘real’ life, away from the gossiping villagers and wild Devon weather she escaped from years ago. 

She’s surprised to find a smiling man in hiking boots – local farmer Liam – waiting on the stone doorstep. His kind offer to help clear crumbling, isolated Driftwood House is hard to refuse, and despite Rosie’s determination not to let anyone get close, soon they’re walking and laughing together along the clifftops. As clouds scud across the endless sky and green waves crash against the shore, Rosie is reminded that nowhere is more beautiful than home. 

Then, up in the attic of Driftwood House, Rosie stumbles across a photo which exposes the heart-stopping truth about how her mother came to live at Driftwood House years ago...and Liam only seems concerned about the implications for his own nearby farm. Did he know this painful secret all along, and should she run from Heaven’s Cove for good? Or will facing up to her devastating family history mean Rosie can finally put down roots in this beautiful place? 

Get whisked away to the rugged, sweeping Devon coastline in this gripping story about old secrets, learning how to trust and finding where home is. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Barbara O’Neal and Mary Alice Monroe will adore this gorgeous and uplifting listen.

©2021 Liz Eeles (P)2021 W F Howes

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Well written romantic tale

This story is a good example of the genre-well written with appealing characters. A very predictable plot, with lots of the usual elements of this type of story, but it keeps you listening nonetheless. Although the narrator reads very well, she’s a slightly odd choice, clearly a Northerner voicing characters from Devon.

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Very good story.

I enjoyed this story very much. Good narration. Descriptions of the beautiful Devon countryside and scenery helped to picture the characters in their varies rolls. Nice relaxing listen.

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Nice story but poor narration

I really liked this story. A woman comes home to a pretty seaside village in Devon where her mother dies. There she meats the school heartthrob that used to ignore her. She also discovers her mother has an old flame. It’s a really nice romantic story with a touch of mystery
I just wish they had a different narrator. One who didn’t sound so flat and dead.

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  • Joluma
  • 10-08-21

Enjoyable listen

I found this very enjoyable to listen to. Please do more books with Francesca Waite narrating.

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  • Gardener
  • 22-02-22

Secrets, romance and coastal beauty!

Rosie returns to her childhood home after her mother unexpectedly dies. I love architecture and decorating so the stories of her home and it’s future really interested me.
The growing friendship and romance with the neighboring farmer kept me coming back.
The whole storyline was so interesting and made me listen to this for hours at a time!

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