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One lost letter. A chance to change her life!
Superhero single mum Cath always puts other people first. But now that she’s seen her son safely off to university (phew!), life seems a little, well…empty.
So when Cath unexpectedly discovers some letters written by her great-grandfather during the First World War, she decides to take herself on an adventure to France to retrace his footsteps.
Cath expects to spend her holiday visiting famous battlefields and testing out her French phrase book. What she doesn’t anticipate is that her tour guide, the handsome Olivier, will be quite so charming! Soon Cath isn’t simply unearthing the stories of the past – she’s writing a brand new one of her own, which might end up taking her in a very unexpected direction…
Discovering the letters written home by her Great Grandfather during the First World War – and pressure from a colleague – are the incentive for single Mum Cath to go on an adventure to France in an effort to trace where he’d been. It wasn’t her idea but it definitely changed her life for the better, eventually!
This is an entertaining story, sharing her Great Grandfather’s letters, exploring the region where he’d been stationed and discovering more about him, the War, France, vineyards and even finding love en route! It is an easy read romance with great characters who are also changed by experiences – including her brother and son! It is a story where someone takes a leap into the unknown, leaving the routine, safe and comfortable behind. It is a heartwarming story and a great read that I have no hesitation in highly recommending and hoping that it might just inspire others, including me, to step out of their comfort zone a little more often.
I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of her career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in her hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first romantic comedy novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.
Cooke’s third novel, Who Needs Men Anyway? became a digital bestseller in 2018.
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