If you’re looking for a sweet story wrapped up in white paper with a red bow and sprig of lavender (read it and you’ll see what I mean) to get you through the holiday season, you’ll want to pick up this debut.
It’s the story of Sarah Lewis, who after a crisis, flies back to her hometown in South Africa to room with her best bud, Katy. We don’t know what caused Sarah to leave everything in London and move, but Katy and her brother, Edward, are there to comfort her with open arms.
As we discover much later on what triggered Sarah’s move, I ached for a happy ending for her given what she had so recently suffered. Even so, this delightful story reads quickly and is light enough with just a touch of romance and adventure to be the perfect read to wind down the year.
I loved how the setting for this novel was South Africa. It is such a unique spot and one I rarely read about so it was wonderful reading the descriptions and just built up my wanderlust to try to visit it one day.
My one grievance with this book was sometimes I’d be reading a chapter and all of a sudden the point of view changed to a different character in the middle of a page and then back again. It threw me for a loop given that it came on without warning. The whole story is narrated by Sarah but then we’d get one paragraph of another character’s feelings as explained by that character. I wish we were given that in a new chapter or with a new heading so it didn’t disturb my thought process. I also found the ending to be a bit rushed given Sarah’s feelings throughout the book but appreciated that we want her to have her happy ending.
My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: I write novels that have a mixture of Love, Mystery, Adventure and overcoming adversity. My influencers include writers such as Karen Swan, Sidney Sheldon & Enid Blyton.
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I live in South Africa, with my Husband, Son and two Cocker Spaniels .
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