Sophie Potter’s job is helping people deal with the worst, because Sophie Potter knows what the worst feels like.
An expert at keeping moving, with her trusty motorhome and faithful dog Muffin, Sophie has built her life around keeping her loves and loyalties as few as possible.
Fabulous fifty-something Hattie Langford has kept her heart and past safely stored away too. But for reasons she’s only willing to share with a stranger, Hattie needs to tell the story her family has been hiding at Riverbend, their home in Sherwood Forest. There is a history of heartbreak and hurt that Hattie is ready to face.
As Sophie helps Hattie uncover the secrets of generations of women who have lived at Riverbend, along with the stories of the men they have loved and lost, they start to see echoes in their own pasts. And as Riverbend shares its biggest secret of all, can Hattie and Sophie finally embrace the lives they’ve put on hold for so long, and risk their hearts to men who can break the Riverbend curse?
Sophie is far more comfortable helping other people get through their grief and pain than facing her own.
However, from the moment she meets Hattie, the course of her life will change forever.
I am always so excited when a new Beth Moran novel gets released. I have become such a big fan of this author and so I was honoured to be invited onto the blog tour for Take Me Home.
The cover is beautiful and I knew from the blurb that it was going to make me cry and make me cry it did.
Gideon was also incredibly well written and developed. A sweetheart from beginning to end. That’s all I will say about him. I don’t want to give too much away.
The plot moved incredibly well as it flipped between present day and flashbacks. I feel this was done in a very fluid way. There are moments of great heartache, loss and pain but also many life affirming moments filled with love, laughter and a brilliant and hilarious supporting cast. Who wouldn’t need the Gals in their lives?
The setting of the forest, the house and the grounds sound beautiful. and the descriptions given made it very vivid. It reminded me of Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset and so I could very easily get further immersed in the story.
Beth Moran has once again created a wonderful, poignant tale this time about love, grief, moving on, forgiveness and the courage to reach out and grab life with everything you have.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, Netgalley and Boldwood Books for the advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.
About Beth Moran –
Beth Moran is the award winning author of ten contemporary fiction novels, including the top ten bestselling Just the Way You Are. Her books are set in and around Sherwood Forest, where she can be found most mornings walking with her spaniel Murphy.
She has the privilege of also being a foster carer to teenagers, and enjoys nothing better than curling up with a pot of tea and a good story.
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