Thursday, July 22, 2021

BLOG TOUR - The Little Island Secret



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At the bottom of the meadow is a tiny crescent of beach, and beyond it the wild grey sea. I’ve pictured this view in my head so many times, and now I’m here, I know it will change everything. The whitewashed cottage with a peeling green painted door to my right must be his house…

When Abby steps off the ferry and onto the tiny island of Kinlossay, she squeezes her daughter’s hand and prays this trip will be the escape they both so desperately need. For now, at least, Beth is safe from the bullies making her life a misery, and perhaps Abby might find out more about the mysterious man behind the letters she’s been receiving…

Cameron first got in touch to see if Abby’s shop stocked his favourite book. And has written every day since to tell her of his life on his rugged little island, where buttercups dance on rolling fields and the sky never stops moving. The weekend he once came to visit her - singing with Beth in the kitchen, kissing Abby’s lips so tenderly - is a memory she will treasure forever. But then, one day, the messages stopped. Abby received the heartbreaking news that Cameron had passed away.

As she watches her daughter run laughing along the windswept beaches he described so perfectly, Abby wonders if this goodbye trip could also be a new beginning. But then she sees a face across the street that she recognises instantly, and her heart shatters. If Cameron is dead, who is this man? What devastating secrets has this little island been keeping? The truth will change Abby and her daughter’s life forever – but only if they let it…

Lose yourself on the wild shores of a remote island in this absolutely gripping and heart-wrenching story about holding on to hope and the incredible things we do for love. Filled with secrets and surprises, fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan will adore this stunning and totally uplifting page-turner.

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Title
:   The Little Island Secret
Author:  Emma Davies
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   161
Date of Publication:  July 21, 2021 
My Rating:   5 Stars

Abby and her eleven-year-old daughter Beth are taking a much needed vacation on the island of Kinlossay. This break will help both Abby and Beth. For Abby, she had fallen in love with Cameron, mostly by letters, although Cameron did visit once and this visit emblazoned a place on Abby's heart. After not hearing from Cameron for a time, Abby was devastated to learn that he had died. Going to Cameron's home will hopefully give Abby the closure she needs. With regard to Beth, she has been continually bullied, and getting away will no doubt prove helpful for her.

Abby sees Beth really happy for the first time while spending a lot of time on the beach. Back at home, Abby has been worried about her bookstore and some of the financial issues that have come up. So, both she and Beth are able to put their worries aside for awhile. However, one day while on the beach Abby sees a man who looks exactly like Cameron. Her heart stops. She once kissed this man. It is Cameron, right? But, no, Cameron is dead. Who is this man and why did he once visit her and Beth, claiming that he was Cameron?

There are a lot of secrets that need explaining, and while trying to stave off further heartbreak, Abby is determined to sort everything out. Meanwhile, she is worried for their future once they return home. There are a lot of questions. Of that there is no doubt. Who is the handsome stranger that knows things only Abby and Cameron knew? While The Little Island Secret is a women's fiction, there were threads of romance throughout the story. In fact, I had no doubt that there would be a happily ever after. But, love is love. The heart is the heart. How could Abby have loved Cameron so desperately when there is someone that just might be her future?

What a journey! I am a true romantic and I just had to keeping tapping my Kindle to see how all of these conflicts could be resolved. Well, Emma Davies did not disappoint. She never does. She penned a clever story that combined hope and love in such a way that truly touched my heart. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: 'I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.' Well the job in the design studio didn't work out but she's now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.

After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It's a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea. 

Author Social Media Links:
Pop over to her website www.emmadaviesauthor.com

where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also wave to her on twitter @EmDaviesAuthor / https://twitter.com/EmDaviesAuthor
or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her): https://www.facebook.com/emmadaviesauthor/

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