The Girl at the Last House Before the Sea
The girl stands on the clifftop, feeling the soft breeze lift her shining red hair and dry her tears. She can almost hear Ireland calling her home across the wild sea. But she can never go back. And in that moment, she swears no-one will ever find out why.
Freya is desperate for escape from her messy break-up when she’s offered a job caring for elderly Kathleen in the seaside village of Heaven’s Cove. Kathleen’s once-red hair is now a brilliant white, but there’s always laughter in her Irish lilt – until the day Freya finds her weeping, her gaze fixed on Driftwood House, perched on the cliffs above the village. She refuses to say what’s wrong…
Kathleen’s son Ryan, quiet with striking emerald eyes, resents that a stranger is caring for his mother. But as Freya presses him for answers on a long walk across a windswept beach, Ryan finally admits that Kathleen breaks down in the same way, on the exact same day every year – never telling anyone what is causing her pain.
Finding a photo of Kathleen as a young girl standing outside Driftwood House years before she says she moved to the village, Freya is determined to find the source of Kathleen’s heartache. But as she gets closer to Ryan, and to the sad, forgotten history of the house, Freya is faced with an impossible decision…
Should she share this heartbreaking secret with Ryan and risk their chance of happiness together? And will facing the truth bring Kathleen peace in her final years – or will it tear them all apart?
This book can be enjoyed as a standalone.
An absolutely breath-taking and heartbreaking page-turner about healing old sorrows and finding new joys. Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Barbara O’Neal, and anyone longing to escape to the rugged Devon coast.
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‘An absolute delight to read!… wonderful… heart-warming… will move you to tears… will tug at your heartstrings and lighten your heart all in one go! LOVED this book… Would definitely recommend!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely gripping, addictive and captivating… I was absolutely hooked from the first page to the last.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Completely captivating… moving and emotional… will take your heart and hold onto it until the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘Drew me in immediately. Absolutely gripping, addictive and captivating… I was absolutely hooked from the first page to the last.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Keeps you engrossed and you don’t want it to end… You will need tissues… Highly recommend this series.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐