A LETTER TO THE LAST HOUSE BEFORE THE SEA

Posted: May 22, 2021

MY THOUGHTS

This is the second installment of the Heaven’s Cove Series.  It was such a fast-paced and enjoyable read, I couldn’t put it down.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author quickly propels you to the edge of the sea to Heaven’s Cove.  

Lettie Starcross wanders aimlessly through the cobblestone streets of Heaven’s Cove. After her Great Aunt Iris passes away, Lettie feels so lost.  Lettie felt as if Aunt Iris was the only person her life that understood her and the only person in her family that she could connect with.  So, when Aunt Iris leaves a letter with a key for Lettie the mystery begins.  Lettie feels as if her life has purpose knowing that she has to find out what the key unlocks.  But, when Lettie meets Corey, a local fisherman, the sparks fly between them, and once again Lettie finds herself in unfamiliar territory.  Lettie is torn between Corey, her family and finding what Aunt Iris wanted her to know.  Heaven’s Cove, is definitely a place to visit and once you are there, it’s not a place you will want to leave anytime soon. This is a story of family, love, romance and the beauty of a small town.

I really enjoyed the story of Corey’s Grandmother and also loved the dog Buster. So many great people in this story. I enjoyed this heartwarming, lovely book very much, and the reminder of never knowing what life will throw at you.   I was so engrossed with the story and meeting all the residence of the town.  This unputdownable read had me flying through the pages, not wanting it to end.  I loved every page of this story. Thank you Liz Eeles for this fantastic read.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


ABOUT THE BOOK


A LETTER TO THE LAST HOUSE BEFORE THE SEAA LETTER TO THE LAST HOUSE BEFORE THE SEA
Author: Liz Eeles
Published by Bookouture
Publication Date: May 19, 2021
Pages: 317
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High on the clifftops, Lettie takes a deep breath of salty air and opens the letter. There is no signature, and the old-fashioned handwriting is faint against the yellowed paper. The message, and the tiny gold key inside, will turn her life upside down…

Lettie Starcross makes her way along the cobbled streets of Heaven’s Cove, clutching a little key and searching for answers about her kind, twinkly-eyed Great Aunt Iris, whom she misses terribly. With no job back home, and no-one in her family understanding how adrift she feels, Lettie wonders if her aunt was lonely just like her – is that why she fled this pretty seaside village years ago and never returned?

Staying at Driftwood House where Iris lived, now a cosy B&B, Lettie can almost hear Iris’s laughter on the breeze. And when she locks eyes with brooding fisherman Corey as he’s singing a haunting sea shanty in the local tavern, the sparks that fly between them are a welcome distraction from her grief.

But everything changes when Lettie meets Corey’s grandmother. Hearing the name ‘Iris Starcross’, her wrinkled face turns pale. Then she tells Lettie a devastating secret: seventy years ago, a choice Iris made tore apart this tight-knit community.

Heartbroken, Lettie questions if she ever really understood her beloved aunt – and if Corey knew about this shocking rift all along. So when her sister calls begging her to come home, Lettie is torn. If she stays to find what the key unlocks, can she discover the truth about what Iris did – and fight for her own fresh start? Or will she be the next Starcross woman to run from Heaven’s Cove forever?

About Liz Eeles

Liz began her writing career as a journalist and press officer before deciding that she’d rather have the freedom of making things up as a novelist.

Being short-listed in the Corvus ‘Love at First Write’ competition and the Novelicious search for a new women’s fiction star gave Liz the push she needed to keep putting pen to paper …. and ‘Annie’s Holiday by the Sea’ (her first published novel) is the result.

Liz lives on the South Coast with her family and, when she’s not writing, likes to spend time walking by the sea, and trying to meditate. Her ambition is to be serene one day …. she’s still got a long way to go.

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