It Must Be Love Paperback – 29 Jan 2008
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About the Author
Sharon lives in Belfast and enjoys being a stay-at-home mum, as well as a part-time painter. Sharon's novels are now published in over 12 countries.
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My problem with Sharon Owens story telling is.... you never have to wonder how the next step will be reached, because its just given to you on a plate with no build up at all. Sarah, having fled Scotland and deciding on the spur of the moment to go the village of Redstone near Galway is walking along the street in Dublin where she passes an estate agent's window where lo and behold .. a picture perfect cottage is advertised for rent in the very village she is intending to travel to !! I found myself saying PUH... LEASE !!!
Her best friend Abigail is left to break the news to Sarah's fiancee in Scotland that she has fled from the house in the night. The moment that we are made aware that not only has MacKenzie.. the now jilted fiancee lost a wife to a car accident some years ago, but that Abigail lost the love of her life in a motor cycle accident... well......need I go on !! Rocket science was not needed at this point.
Having said that....... I loved the characters in Redstone that Sarah befriends, especially Aurora who runs a book club !! I loved the cottage she hired and I especially loved the sea.... you could almost feel the breeze off the waves as they all headed out on their morning walks.
As I said.. a nice gentle story with good characters........but don't expect the clues to be cryptic as to how the plot unfolds... its kind of handed to you on a plate without much deduction needed at all !
This is the story of Sarah, who just before her wedding to Mackenzie, hears that he is still so much in love with his dead wife Jane, that Sarah knows she cannot enter into a marriage where she may be second best and living with a ghost. On the night of her Hen Night, she disappears into the night and leaves behind Thistledown, a great estate in Scotland and leaves her best friend Abigail to break the news to everyone.
Sarah escapes to Redstone, a village in Ireland where her family has some connections. Via London, to empty the flat that was not hers, leave all her trappings of her previous life and start afresh. Sarah rents a cottage with the hidden gem of fantastic scenery onto the beach. Owens is very good at describing the rolling waves, the wind and all the elements it makes me feel as a reader that I am there experiencing everything first hand. Sarah meets Ethan almost instantly as she arrives in the village and he has a startling effect on her from the very beginning of the new life she is trying to create for herself.
Sarah meets other women in the village all who are trying to start again in some way. Aurora has left a career and a rather odd fetish to run the local bookshop, her past soon catches up with her. Gemma has to face her fears to bring her daughter Victoria home from a downward spiral which follows them all the way back to Ireland. Miriam appears to be living in the life of luxury and has everything she wants. Does she?Read more ›
This book is basically the story of someone - Sarah- who jilts her fiance because she feels he still has strong feelings for his dead wife & how she goes away to a small, coastal Irish village to come to terms with this. Along the way she makes some great new friends & falls in love with the beauty of the place.
I loved this book as it was a really feel-good sort of story, though not without some sadness along the way. Though I found that the characters were not quite as quirky as they usually are in Sharon Owen's books, which was a teeensy bit of a shame.
Overall though a lovely book which I can only recommend.
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My wife has most of the Sharon Owens books on her Nook but could not get this story. She is really pleased with it and with the excellent service.Published 18 months ago by phil