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This is a truly fabulous read, a very different, moving story of friendship, loss, promises and finding yourself.
When her best friend loses her battle with cancer, Nell is shocked to be given a letter from her, the start of which is shared in the synopsis for the book . . . so I’ll share that with you next, before going on to continue my review . . .
Dearest Nell, if you’re reading this letter, I’m already gone…
You’re my best friend in the world, and as my last request I’m asking you to lay me to rest hundreds of miles away, in my crazy gorgeous, totally one-of-a-kind hometown of Tansy Falls. I know you’re a born-and-bred city girl, but hear me out. After first losing Adrian, and then me… I know your heart is hurting, Nell. I think you’ll find that you need Tansy Falls as much as I do.
So, I’ve got it all planned out. For two weeks, you’ll be staying at the sweet, local inn and every day you’ll be trying something new. And if you follow my instructions to the letter, you may discover there’s more to my story than you think. A surprise something… or someone at the end of it? Only you can find out!
Some last advice before you set off, Nell. Don’t forget your sturdy boots and make sure to give Boomer, the inn’s resident dog, a belly rub from me. Stay well away from former quarterback Brody Knott (boy, do I have some stories about him!). And finally, let the future bring what it brings. While Tansy Falls may look small, I know better than anyone that new beginnings can be found in all kinds of places. That little Vermont town you’d never heard of? Well, it might suddenly begin to feel just like coming home…
If you love feel-good love stories by ReaAnne Thayne, Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr, you’ll adore this gorgeous, heart-warming novel about starting over.
Penelope “Nell” Swift and Megan Shaw were the best of friends and when Megan lost her battle with cancer she leaves guidance for Nell to spend two weeks in Tansy Falls, with different things to do each day, places to visit, people to meet and the promise of a surprise at the end of the two weeks.
With great characters, beautiful scenery and different plans for every day, this is a heartwarming journey revisiting some of Megan’s favourite places and meeting people who knew her. It is an emotive read, a journey of discovery, an opening up of new possibilities, creating new dreams and friendships. It is a story filled with love but also one with mischief, lies, angst and turmoil. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and will definitely be looking out for further books in this series and by this author in future – such a superb read, I can’t recommend this highly enough!
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.