I catch sight of a familiar face across the street, and my breath stops. I’m not sure any answers he can give me will mend my shattered heart – but I need them anyway. This island has kept its secrets long enough.
When Abby steps off the ferry and onto the isle of Kinlossay, she squeezes her daughter’s hand and prays this trip was not a mistake. For the last year she has been receiving letters from a mysterious stranger detailing every moment of his life on this rugged little island. Swept away by descriptions of buttercups dancing on rolling fields, his words were a lifeline to Abby, filling her grey life with colour. But then, one day, the messages stopped.
Perhaps Abby should have forgotten about the man who gave her hope again, but she’s learned the hard way that she needs to make her own luck in life. She knows what she felt as she read those letters and she owes it to herself and her daughter to find out the truth.
But what if the truth means discovering that nothing about the man you thought you knew is real? When the secret of the island is revealed, will Abby run home to safety, or stay and fight for the life her daughter deserves?
Lose yourself on the wild shores of a remote island in this absolutely gripping and heart-wrenching story about holding on to hope and the incredible things we do for love. Filled with secrets and surprises, fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan will adore this stunning and totally uplifting page-turner.
Everyone is talking about Emma Davies:
‘Wow, this was such an amazing, gripping, emotional and heartbreaking read… I absolutely loved this story.’ Page Turners – Book Reviews by Caroline, 5 stars
‘Absolutely fantastic… a beautiful, addictive and heart-warming book that will stay with you for a long time.’ Book Worm 86, 5 stars
‘So emotionally intense that at times you are gripping the sides of your comfy chair… will also pull at your heartstrings… one powerful book that needs to be put on your must-read list… filled with emotional rollercoasters… My heart was pounding fast!’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Will stay in your mind long after you’ve read the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Puts tears in your eyes and hope in your heart… I absolutely loved the story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A brilliantly addictive read… a very worthy five+ stars from me.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘I lost myself in the story… I could almost smell the sea air… powerful… thought provoking and emotional.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘What. A. Book… perfect… kept me glued from beginning to end. Even when I had to do my chores… filled to the brim with suspense and emotions… I had to know how the book ended. Addictive and captivating.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Wonderful uplifting must-read
Abby is receiving letters from a mysterious stranger, filled with every little detail of his life on a quaint island. But then, the letters stop coming and so, Abby and her daughter, Beth travel to Kinlossay. Abby has to find Cam, the person that has been sending the letters, but when she arrives on the island, she hopes she isn’t making a mistake. Abby ventures out to to find out why the man she has never met before, and has become very fond of, has stopped sending her letters. But, is there truth in the secrets that she has been reading about in the letters? And who really is this man that has been sending them to her? This is escapism at its best. This story takes place in Cambridge, England, Scotland and the UK. I loved that Abby owned and ran a bookshop, it really personalized the characters. I was originally drawn to this book by the stunningly beautiful cover, but as soon as I opened the book and read the first page, couldn’t put it down. I loved this story from beginning to end.
Thank you Emma Davies for another emotional and inspiring story. This unforgettable story is beautifully written and engaging and one that pulls at your heartstrings. This must read is sure to be one of your favorites. The characters were relatable and I highly recommend this book, it was absolutely amazing.
This was a nice refreshing story that I read in one day!
The story was descriptive and flowed easily. There was a small twist that surprised me. It had the right amount of romance and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
I really enjoyed this book, I will have to look for more by this author.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the early copy