So after I had to back out of the review for the tour and do a excerpt instead I have finally managed to find the time to get this done. If you didn't know I had a bit of a traumatic time back in October, you can read about it here, and today I am doing something that is long over due, and perfectly scheduled as last week I had Lynsey join in on the Interview With Series.
Secrets never stay buried for long...
Lucy Harper has always been good at one thing: running from her past. But when her beloved Nana Lily passes away she has no choice except to return to the one place in the world she most wants to avoid...
Luna Bay hasn't changed much in the eight years she has spent in London. The little Yorkshire village is still just as beautiful, but the new pub landlord is a gorgeous addition to the scenery!
Lucy only intended to stay for a day, yet when she discovers that Nana Lily has not only left her a cottage but also 'The Broken Hearts Book Club', Lucy is intrigued. Her Nana never have mentioned the club and Lucy can't wait to get started, but walking into her first meeting she is more aware than ever that her past is finally catching up with her.
One way or another, Lucy must finally face the secrets she's kept buried for so long - or spend the rest of her life on the run...
This book starts of with a lot of heartache. Lucy is returning to her hometown, which she ran away from due to her past, as her Nana has passed away. She is not looking forward to it so with a little bit of moral support from her best friend they make the journey back. After a few "welcome backs" she runs into the one person she was trying to get away from, and as you can imagine it leaves her feeling rubbish and ready to flee.
Nana Lily however had other ideas. Leaving Lucy her gorgeous cottage, she is torn when she has to decide whether to stay or whether to leave, except she only gets the cottage if she runs her Nana's book club for three whole months. Not what Lucy wanted to hear.
Then a new love interest makes things even more complicated as Lucy tried to help everyone in the town. She makes mistakes and makes people happy, yet her own heart is torn between if she should stay or if she should go.
My one and only niggle with this book is that it frustrated me not knowing what she was staying away from. We don't find out about the Vicky incident until very far into the story and it annoyed me so much. Every time it was mentioned it was like "Oh we might know now, oh no we have to wait again." Which is great for a story but also very annoying for the reader.
I do however feel this book is perfect for brightening anyones day. It can inspire anyone to do something because time is so precious and you don't know when it's going to end. A perfect heartwarming, rainy day read for everyone.