The Sisters at the Last House Before the Sea
Sitting by the window with views of the shining sea, a white-haired woman with trembling hands composes one last letter and thinks of her grandchildren – two sisters who haven’t spoken for years. Will her final message bring them back together?
Ever since her sister Caitlin left the village of Heaven’s Cove, Isla has cared for their beloved grandmother Jessie in her cosy red-brick cottage by the sea. Now, heartbroken after Jessie’s death, Isla hopes to bond again with her sister. Until Caitlin insists she wants to sell the cottage they spent their childhood in.
But their grandmother, who always had a twinkle in her eye, had other plans. The sisters inherit an envelope containing a cryptic riddle in Jessie’s handwriting. Certain their grandmother, who loved puzzles and crosswords, wanted them to solve it together, Isla begs Caitlin for more time.
Then Isla meets tall, brooding Ben in the village, come from America seeking answers about his own family history: and clutching a letter addressed to one of Jessie’s ancestors. How are their families connected? Did Jessie mean for them to meet? As Ben and Isla walk together on the wild Devon beaches, they discover the heartbreaking story of a woman who chose her family over true love, and a man who sacrificed his life to fight for what’s right.
But even though Isla and Caitlin start to reconnect, they are no closer to solving their grandmother’s riddle: and when Caitlin finally opens up about the real reason she ran away from Heaven’s Cove, selling their grandmother’s home seems the only way forward.
Without their grandmother to guide them, will the sisters ever rediscover the meaning of family? Or will Isla be forced to leave Ben, and Heaven’s Cove behind forever?
An absolutely gripping and addictive page-turner about family secrets and sisterhood. Fans of Barbara O’Neal, Faith Hogan and Debbie Macomber will adore being swept away to the rugged Devon coast.
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