Genre: Women’s Fiction
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 314
Date of Publication: April 8, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Rosie has her hands full running her café after the sudden and tragic death of her husband. Their marriage was hardly idyllic, especially considering that not only was he verbally abusive, he gaslighted her every chance he could. Nonetheless, Rosie loved him and truly mourns his loss.
First on the agenda was hiring a waitress. She finds someone perfect for the job, but due to a broken bone, was out of commission. A boat owner on the marina, Kit, while at the café for a sandwhich, recommends his sister Tabitha to take the job for the time being. Kit and Tabitha play significant roles when it comes to Rosie's healing.
While dealing with the day-to-day routine of running the café, Rosie has conflicting emotions. Flashbacks about her husband's treatment makes an apparent budding romance seem unlikely. Timing is definitely a factor, espcially when considering that Rosie must decide if she can trust her heart again.
This emotional read by Tilly Tennant strongly connected me to Rosie and to a couple of other characters. I loved the contrasting emotions that Rosie faced in this strong story. Ms. Tennant is a remarkable author and I cannot wait to read the next book by her.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tilly also writes young adult fiction as Sharon Sant. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at www.tillytennant.com