I was at Barnes and Noble today and picked this one up totally on impulse. Haven’t heard of the author or read anything about the book. I read the first few pages and got drawn in and had to buy it. The story revolves around Juliet and Lucy, two estranged sisters, who are reunited after Lucy’s life turns into a train wreck at the hands of their mother, Fiona.
Lucy joins Juliet in Cumbria at her B&B and soon makes herself a member of the community. There are romances and romances to come hinted at in places. There is drama in form of the sisters’ rocky relationship and Fiona’s drama queen actions. I really enjoyed the story and the plot and how the chapters alternated between the sisters. I loved the Cumbria setting. It was well developed and gave me a true sense of place. Most of all I liked the ending resoluion between the girsl and their mother. It was so much more realistic and satisfying than the typical ending of life long issues found in women’s fiction. I don’t want to say more and give spoilers, just that I am looking forward to more books in this series.