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Series: Trewton Royd
Author: Rhoda Baxter
Published: September 17th, 2018
This is a delightful novella, set mainly in a small Yorkshire town and dealing with grief, marital breakdown and romance in an easy to read romance.
This is a story of a young teen, Niamh, struggling with coping following the breakdown of her parent’s marriage and her father’s untimely death. Uninvited and unexpected, she runs away to visit her Dad’s girlfriend, Harriet, as someone who also loved her Dad and will hopefully be willing to talk to her about him, even though they only met once and she hasn’t told her that she’s coming.
This is the catalyst for a heartwarming story, set in a the beautiful, close knit, Yorkshire community. It explores different reactions to grief and illness, family reactions and expectations and moving on to a more hopeful future. It is a moving family story with well developed characters who are key to the story, showing how they learn to accept, forgive and start to heal. It is an emotive, contemporary family drama and romance, with a lovely ending to leave you with a smile on your face.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book which I have chosen to read; this is my honest review after doing so. I enjoyed it so much that I went to look at other books by this author and have already downloaded and read the prequel to this series, Pat’s Pantry. It is currently free on Amazon and is a super quick read at only 38 pages, again with great characters but this time it is a second-chance romance, definitely worth checking out IMHO!
She’s grieving her lost love. He’s searching for his lost niece. Can attraction overcome family loyalty in this enemies to lovers romance?
Hiding away in a tiny Yorkshire village, Harriet is grieving for her lost love. His family won’t talk to her and she can’t move on from from his death. All this changes when his daughter, Niamh, turns up on her doorstep, needing a sympathetic ear.
Tim thinks Harriet broke up his sister’s marriage all those years ago. His sister’s enemies are his enemies. When his niece runs away to Harriet’s house, he knows he has to get her back before his sister finds out. But that means talking with Harriet.
As they work together to console Niamh and get her home safely, Tim and Harriet become increasingly attracted to each other.
But with attraction comes guilt.
Can they overcome their respective loyalties and give in to love?
The universal buy link for the book is: www.books2read.com/u/bzPAZq
If you want the direct UK link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Belonging-small-romance-Trewton-Novellas-ebook/dp/B07H4PQKXC
Author Bio –
Rhoda Baxter writes contemporary romances with heart and a touch of cynicism. She has had several novels published by the award winning publisher Choc Lit. Writing under her other pen name, Jeevani Charika, she has been published by Bonnier Zaffre. Her books have been shortlisted for awards such as the RoNA Romantic Comedy of the Year (in 2017), Love Stories Award (in 2015) and the Joan Hessayon Award (2012).
Rhoda started off as a microbiologist and then drifted out of research and into technology transfer. When choosing a penname, she was hit by a fit of nostalgia and named herself after the bacterium she studied during her PhD. She has lived in a variety of places including Sri Lanka, Yap (it’s a real place), Halifax, Oxford and Didcot (also a real place). She tends to judge the standard of living by the quality and availability of tea and cake. She now lives with her young family in East Yorkshire, where the tea and cake provision is excellent.
You can find her wittering on about cake and science and other random things on her website (http://www.rhodabaxter.com), on Facebook, or on Twitter (@rhodabaxter). Please do say hello if you’re passing.
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