Genre: Women’s Fiction; Romance
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 237
Date of Publication: August 12, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
Ellie McTavish is really a very fortunate woman. She had received a terrible diagnosis of breast cancer and the fact that it was caught in time gave her a new lease on life. However, this does not mean that she is happy. In fact, is experiencing a huge measure of sadness and she needs to take time and while she is in the recovery phase of her surgery, she considers her life choices. She buys a vintage caravan camper, and she and her best friend Fee are about to undertake a nice long road trip. This road trip should go a long way when it comes to helping Ellie to receive the clarity that she needs.
Before they hardly get anywhere, the caravan breaks down. They are in the small village of Magpie Cove and they meet the local mechanic named Mark. He informs Ellie that due to the age of the caravan, and the small town in which he lives, repairs could take a while. She has a choice. Either rent another vehicle and continue with her road trip or stay in town until the caravan is fixed.
During this time, Ellie is dealing with some negative feelings, including that of her self image. She worries about how she will look to others after her surgery and this causes her to reflect on a childhood that was more than a bit painful. It is this baggage that stands between her and the evident attraction that both she and Mark share for one another. I loved that Kennedy Kerr threw a wrench in this will they/won’t they relationship between Ellie and Mark when her ex Roland comes into the picture.
What a remarkable journey of physical and emotional recovery! Ellie finds herself surrounded by wonderful people while in a beautiful locale. Her time of healing also helps her to reevaluate her career choices. I love that this is the fourth book in the thoroughly enjoyable Magpie Cove series. It is nice to see familiar faces and locations, making it very easy to imagine being there with them, experiencing their highs and lows and their joys and their sadness.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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