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The Letter – Kitty’s Story by Eliza J Scott #Review #Contemporary #Romance

 

Title: The Letter – Kitty’s Story

Series: Life on the Moors #1

Author: Eliza J Scott

Pages: 434

Published: June 29th, 2018

Rating: 5/5

 

 

My Review:

Wow – get ready to feel the full gamut of emotions as you read this brilliant story of love and life in the small North Yorkshire community of Lytell Stangdale. Kitty Bennett grew up in this community and has family and friends throughout the area but her manipulative, abusive husband, criminal barrister Dan, has gradually isolated her from everyone – or at least he’s tried to. This couple have two children, Lucas and Lily, who Dan usually has as little to do with as possible. He’s an adulterous, self-serving, arrogant man and, in case you haven’t noticed yet, I really didn’t like him or his attitude!

Everything changes when Kitty accidentally but literally bumps into Ollie Cartwright. He was her first love until Dan intervened and thwarted their romance and she’s seen little of him until now. Just looking at each other re-awakens her feelings for Ollie and has her reflecting on her life and what might have been. When Kitty’s brother, Jimby, visits her unexpectedly and interupts Dan belittling her again he is determined to work with her friends Molly and Violet to help Kitty acknowledge just what her husband is like.

There are some funny events, usually involving klutzy Jimby or his rooster, Reg, and some tear jerking ones, too. The characters are well developed, easy to relate to and believable. There are many to love, and a few you’d definitely rather not have anything to do with! I really enjoyed escaping into this story – and the next two books in the series which I’d actually already read before this one. I love the character development, the pace of the stories and how it is all brought to life in the pages of the story, making the reader feel involved and part of it. I have absolutely no hesitation in very highly recommending this book and hope you’ll get to read it and enjoy it as much as I did. This is definitely a keeper, a story and series to re-read again in future – and I don’t say that about many books!

Synopsis:

Thirty-four-year-old Kitty Bennett is trapped in a loveless marriage to criminal barrister, Dan, who’s gradually isolated her from her family and friends. Until the day she (literally) bumps into her first love, the handsome and easy-going Ollie Cartwright – someone she’s done her best to avoid for as long as she can remember. Looking into Ollie’s eyes awakens feelings for him she thought she’d buried deep years ago, and he clearly feels the spark, too. As she walks away, Kitty can’t help but wonder what might have been…

Dan senses that his marriage is on shaky ground and knows he needs to win his wife round. He turns on the charm, skilfully using their two children, Lucas and Lily, as bargaining tools. But Kitty’s older brother, Jimby, and her childhood best-friends, Molly and Violet, have decided enough is enough. For years they’ve had to watch from afar as Kitty’s been browbeaten into an unrecognisable version of herself. They vow to make her see Dan for what he really is, but their attempts are no match for his finely-honed courtroom skills and, against her better judgement, Kitty agrees to give her husband one last chance. But, all-too-soon, a series of heart-breaking events and a shocking secret throw her life into turmoil…

Will she stand by Dan, or will Kitty be brave enough to take the leap and follow her heart to Ollie?

Life is anything but peaceful in the chocolate-box pretty village of Lytell Stangdale, where life unravels, and hearts are broken. Full of heart-warming moments, this book with have you crying tears of joy, laughter and sadness.

Buy Links: Amazon UK     Amazon US

Click on the titles to read my reviews of other books in this series:

Life on the Moors #2

The Talisman – Molly’s Story

Life on the Moors #3

The Secret – Violet’s Story

 

One comment on “The Letter – Kitty’s Story by Eliza J Scott #Review #Contemporary #Romance

  1. Pingback: Fabulous 5* festive romance – A Christmas Wedding At The Castle by Eliza J Scott | splashesintobooks

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