The Sisters At The Last House Before The Sea by Liz Eeles


The Sisters At The Last House Before The Sea by Liz Eeles is an absolutely beautiful contemporary novel. It is the sixth book in the Heaven’s Cove series but can be read as a stand-alone.

The novel is about family. Family may be blood related or brought together by love. Family love us despite our faults. Family stick by one another. We see two sisters thrown back together by the death of their grandmother. Life is awkward at first but gradually old bonds are rebuilt.

We see the difficult position of a fifteen year old step daughter. She is trying to find her place in life but is troubled. Her life is continually built on shifting sand and she does not know where she belongs. The location of Devon offers her more freedom than her stifling London life.

A character is gaslighted by her partner. She is oblivious to the mental torment he is inflicting. The reader can clearly see what is happening. Our hearts are broken by cruel barbs to the character who is a kind and gentle soul.

There is a mystery to solve from a century ago. Enquiries about a long-dead relative open some exciting new doors.

Liz Eeles has perfectly captured the Devon landscape, the community-minded village and the wild, untamable sea. The whole tale was enchanting.

This was my first book by Liz Eeles but I want to read much more by her. I am sad that the book is ended. It feels like I have just said goodbye to dear friends rather than read a book.

I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


The Sisters at the Last House Before the Sea: A totally stunning and emotional page-turner (Heaven’s Cove Book 6) by Liz Eeles

Sitting by the window with views of the shining sea, a white-haired woman seals an envelope with trembling hands 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. At her will reading the sisters are handed 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. One of his ancestors was close to a relative of Jessie’s… did Jessie mean for them to meet?

As Ben and Isla walk together on the wild Devon beaches, they discover a heartbreaking generations-old story of a woman who chose her family over true love. But Isla and Caitlin are no closer to solving their grandmother’s riddle: and when Caitlin finally shares a shocking secret about her life back in London, 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?

This book can be enjoyed as a standalone.

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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Author bio

Liz writes heart-warming and uplifting women’s fiction about families and relationships, and romantic comedies full of love and laughs.

She worked as a journalist for years and brought up a family on the south coast of England, all the while writing fiction on the quiet. After being short-listed in a couple of national novel-writing competitions, her dream of being a published author came true when she was signed by Bookouture.

When not writing, Liz likes walking by the sea, catching up with friends and binge-watching box sets. She also loves hearing from readers and can be contacted at, or on

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