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Fantastic story to escape into – Winter at Wishington Bay by Maxine Morrey

 

Eighteen months ago, Sophia Jones finally walked out on her unhappy life.

With a tricky divorce ongoing, money is tight and so when friends offer her a housekeeping job while they’re away travelling, she accepts.

Nate McKinley is hesitant when his brother, Gabe, offers him the use of their home in the picturesque village of Wishington Bay. But he has a book to a write and an imploded marriage to recover from, so maybe a change of scene is exactly what he needs.

As Wishington Bay works its magic, friendship blossoms between Sophia and Nate. For Nate, finally feeling able to be himself with someone who is honest and down to earth is a revelation.

But Sophia has a secret and a jealous colleague is determined to blow her cover. Can she really keep her old life in the past or is it destined to destroy this new, happy one too?

Take a trip back to Wishington Bay this winter and find out…

A deliciously heart-warming and romantic read, perfect for a cosy winter’s evening, from the author of the bestselling Winter’s Fairytale.

My Review:

What a lovely, relaxing read this is – ideal to escape into during these trying times! It is a delicious story of fresh starts, community and non-judgemental friendship. Sometimes you don’t share everything to protect yourself and not for any nefarious reasons and that is certainly true about Sophia. She accidentally found herself living in Wishington Bay and is working as a cleaner and waitress to pay her way after leaving her cheating husband and unsupportive family behind. She’s never been as happy, despite the changes, as she now has true friends who say things as they are and can be trusted to do right by her.

When Nate McKinley comes to stay in the home of his brother, Gabe, Sophia agrees to see to the cleaning and making sure things are right for him as Gabe and his wife will be away on holiday. Nate’s wife has left him, leaving Nate reeling, so this change of scenery is also to give him space to recover whilst writing a book. Initially Sophia and Nate clash, but her forthright honesty and unwillingness to pander to him are just what he needs to get him out of his slump – and a four legged friend also helps! However, as their relationship develops, Sophia still has secrets that she’s keeping, a lazy, vindictive colleague out to cause trouble and, of course, they each have a cheating ex still to be divorced . . . .

This is a great story, with plenty of drama and a delightful romance. The revelations of Sophia’s secrets and the reactions of the people who know her just demonstrate what real friends are like and showcase the difference between her life now and in the past. It is a fantastic read that I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending and I’ll definitely be looking out for more by this talented author in future.

Thank you to Boldwood Books and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/32l5kV5

Author Bio –

Maxine Morrey is a bestselling romantic comedy author with eight books to her name including Winter’s Fairytale and the top ten hit The Christmas Project. She lives in West Sussex. Her first novel for Boldwood, #No Filter, was published in November 2019.

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One comment on “Fantastic story to escape into – Winter at Wishington Bay by Maxine Morrey

  1. Carla
    November 17, 2020

    Sounds sweet, wonderful review Elaine.

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