- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Choc Lit (1 Jun. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906931666
- ISBN-13: 978-1906931667
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 890,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Winner of the Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read Award 2011. --Festival of Romance
..Some combinations are irresistible - and I don't mean Honor and Martyn! A book written by Sue Moorcroft and published by Choc Lit has got to be brilliant, but this time they both had a mountain to climb. I was fresh home from surgery and unwilling to stay in bed and recuperate, but Love and Freedom was the next on my reading pile. Despite being in quite a bit of pain I made myself as comfortable as possible and read it over the next couple of days. It was brilliant. I loved Honor - doing her best to live up to her name, to do her best by everyone AND sort out her own life. And those visions of Martyn out running did me no harm at all... --The Bookbag
About the Author
SUE MOORCROFT is an accomplished writer of novels and short stories, as well as a creative writing tutor. Her novels include "Starting Over, All That Mullarkey, Want to Know a Secret?" and "Love & Freedom". "Love & Freedom" won the Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read Award 2011. Sue was born in Germany. As part of an army family, her childhood included living in Cyprus and Malta, as well as the UK. Sue now lives in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England.
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fresh start and get her life back in order. She is renting a bungalow
for 4 months, from Clarisa; she is hoping to find the mother that
abandoned her at birth. Honour is jet lagged and falls asleep in the
sun, she is woken up by Martyn Mayfair she has bad sunburn so meets the
Doctor (Zoe martyn's sister), although there are lots of Mayfair's in
Eastingdean. Honour finds herself a job and begins to settle down. Is
Honour falling for Martyn? Does she find her Mum?
I loved this book from the lovely cover to the end, I couldn't put it
down it was very easy to read and follow, I would definitely recommend.
The bungalow Honor is renting is owned by Martyn's `sister', Clarissa. Through Clarissa and Martyn's interaction we get the picture that Martyn is not doing much with his life.
From the beginning we see the spark between Honor and Martyn sizzle. They are getting to know each other, sharing backgrounds and experiences but before things can get too hot, Martyn finds out that Honor is married. Having been recently tangled up in a love triangle, Martyn backs off and refuses to take notice of his desires (well, he takes note of them but doesn't act on them!).
On their first run together we meet Robina from a distance. Robina owns the local teashop and is infatuated with Martyn to the point where she is stalking him. Things get complicated when Honor gets a job working for her.
Honor takes Robina's son Rufus under her wing, interceding when the local bully is making Rufus' life hard.
Honor comes across as quite a strong character from the beginning - although we may get a different perspective from her relationship with her American husband Stef, I felt she was the strong one who gave stability and responsibility to that relationship. In England, she doesn't get pulled in by a local when she's looking for work, stands up for Rufus and deals with Martyn's drunk agent with strength and dignity. Honor is a very generous and thoughtful character but I did think that sometimes she put everyone's needs before her own.Read more ›
Arriving in Brighton in the middle of an English summer (the sun is hot enough to burn one minute and hiding behind the biggest, blackest rain clouds the next) Honor doesn't expect or even want to fall in love. But when she meets gorgeous male model Martyn Mayfair, she finds she can't help herself.
Martyn has issues with his family, and he has also made a private promise to himself never to get involved with a married woman. Honor finds herself getting tangled up in the various strands of Martyn's life and sometimes wishing she'd never met him, but not for long!
This story is full of twists and turns and clever plotting. It kept me guessing throughout, wondering if Martyn and Honor would ever find happiness - on page 290 (out of 320) it looks as if everything has gone completely pear-shaped - but it all works out in the end in the most ingenious way.
A gorgeous, intelligent, occasionally difficult but invariably lovable hero made this novel for me, because I fell for Martyn as easily as Honor did.
The book was well written and very descriptive. I love a book where you can actually picture the characters easily as it helps me form the story better in my mind. If I can't connect with the characters I tend to give up easily!
There were many light hearted moments in the book, and I absolutely loved the way the author used the quirkiness of the English language, where many things are lost in Translation.
"No tan lines! Good boy. Been sunbathing in the nuddy?"
"Whats the nuddy?"
If you are American and you don't know what this means, you really do need to read the book and all will become clear.
I didn't want to put this book down and read it in two settings. This is now the second Sue Moorcroft book I've read and I'll certainly read all the others without hesitation.
If you want a book that's not heavy and will leave you with a smile on your face, then I definately recommend this!
Thanks to Choc Lit for allowing me to review this book. I was not paid for my review
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great family entanglements, sea air and cake. An American and an Adonis; Love & Freedom was a great read.Published 23 days ago by Sue Flint
In a setting familiar to me seen through am American' eyes, a romance with some unusual twists. Fun and enjoyable.Published 6 months ago by Yana
The story is about Honor, a young American woman who has decided to try and find her mother’s family in the South of England. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sue
After a slow start, I got into the story and really enjoyed it. Brighton was an unlikely, but refreshing setting for a romance. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Empty_nest
A good story with a few twists and turns to keep it interesting.
Thought the end went a bit flat but overall very enjoyable.