The Ties That Bind
High Tides And Summer Skies by Jennifer Bohnet is a very charming contemporary novel that will warm your heart.
Whilst being set in present day in the Dartmouth area, there are also ties to the past in the form of World War II and practicing for D-Day. This took place at Slapton Lees leading up to Torcross. The location was familiar to me as I had holidayed there as a teen. This helped to bring the novel to life for me, along with Jennifer Bohnet’s marvellous descriptions.
Tragedies in the past still touch lives in the present. A life has been blighted by guilt over circumstances she could not change as a child. Silence has been kept but lives only heal when mouths open.
The novel shows you are never too old to have a new beginning.
A wool shop for over sixty years is in need of a make-over. This is mirrored in lives too.
Delving into the past, searching for roots, produces some amazing ties. Long-ago written letters provide comfort in present day.
The small town has a wonderful community feel. Townspeople come together to support each other.
All the characters were delightfully drawn, likable and realistic. They warmed my heart as I witnessed their interactions and lives started to bud, blossom and bloom.
High Tides And Summer Skies was perfectly charming. I absolutely loved it and look forward to more from Jennifer Bohnet.
I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
High Tides and Summer Skies
New beginnings don’t always mean painful endings . . .
A fabulous, timeless story of friendship set in Devon from bestselling author Jennifer Bohnet.
As time ebbs and flows over the summer both Katie Teague and her godmother Mattie Cranford discover their lives are at a crossroads
Mattie shackled to the family wool shop for over 50 years, feels life has passed her by. She dreams of seeing the world and shaking off a lifetime of regrets.
When Katie is made redundant, Mattie seizes the moment and asks Katie to move back to her home town of Dartmouth and breathe new life into the rundown wool shop and to her surprise Katie agrees.
As Katie settles back into the rhythm of Devon life and renovating the shop, Mattie sets off on a luxury cruise.
But the arrival of Katie’s ex-boyfriend with an unexpected dream job offer threatens to unsettle the calm waters.
Will she sacrifice the shop and Mattie’s happiness – or her own career?
Previously published as Shadows of Conflict
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Author Bio –
Jennifer Bohnet is the bestselling author of over 12 women’s fiction titles, including Villa of Sun and Secrets and A Riviera Retreat. She is originally from the West Country but now lives in the wilds of rural Brittany, France.
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