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5.0 out of 5 stars Comforting and heart-warming., 9 May 2014
This review is from: Pelican Point (Bachelors of Blueberry Cove) (Kindle Edition)
Given that my own career background is in restorations (running a cottage restoration business), I expected to find an affinity with this book and so was keen to read it. The book didn’t disappoint, with plenty to interest those who, like me, find restoration fascinating. But there was so much more to like in the book too!

The opening is really quite dramatic, and it hooked me in at once. I loved the characters, and quickly connected to them. There is so much depth to the characterisation, and so much pain in Alex, particularly, that a reader is hard pushed not to feel empathy and want to follow the journey from lost to found. The backstories on both the main characters are compelling and well explored, and the characters’ actions and reactions in view of their pasts felt realistic to me. I really liked the fact that the author wasn’t afraid to probe deeply into their emotions, which created a big emotional attachment in me as I read.

The romance is passionate, fun and poignant in equal measure. I loved the realism inherent in it – the fact that the author does not wait until the very end to bring the characters’ together, but depicts a more typical, real-world romance in which two characters stumble along, ‘winging it’, uncertain and frightened to let go of the past and move forwards.

I loved the slight edge of mysticism in the book; the idea that ‘change is coming’ and that Alex’s presence in Blueberry Cove (wonderful name!) is predestined. There’s also a good deal of quirkiness, which is appealing – and I really warmed to the community aspects of the story. Don’t we all feel a pull towards a fictional world in which a small town takes in a lost sheep and becomes a new and accepting family?

Overall, this book felt to me like wrapping up in a soft blanket on a wintry day – comforting and heart-warming. Certainly one to read to restore your faith in love, life and finding a place to belong.

I was offered this book in exchange for a fair review via NetGalley.
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