Returning to Penfleet after years in New York, Kate can't help but feel a pang of affection for the little town by the sea where she grew up. If only she were returning in happier circumstances. This last trip is full of farewells: to her childhood home, her once best friend and the life she left behind.
Kissing the widow of the richest man in town wasn't one of Nathan's best ideas. Now he can't get Vanessa out his mind. Skippering his grandfather's boat on picnic cruises up and down the river, Nathan wonders if it's time to move on. Small towns can be dangerous places if you're in the middle of a scandal.
Her husband's death has left Vanessa unsure what her role should be. After years of playing the part of a trophy wife, she can finally think about what she wants for a change.
Sam moved to Penfleet to raise his boys following the death of his wife. His deli has become the place where locals pour out their troubles and swap gossip, but amidst all the banter and laughter, has anyone stopped to notice what's troubling Sam recently?
In the narrow, cobbled streets that lead down to the harbour, the inhabitants of Penfleet live out their hopes and dreams in this gorgeously engaging novel by Veronica Henry, author of The Beach Hut.
©2015 Veronica Henry (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group
I have read a few of Veronica's books and really enjoyed them...this one however made me feel totally miserable! just when you think it might be on the up another negative thing happens. Gave up before the end
Well written, relaxing and reassuring, even though the plot is at times predictable and maybe too simple. I would recommend it to anyone wanting something warm and looking for an injection of positive thinking.
She is indeed a very good reader, but I didn't particularly like the use of different voices for different characters, especially the male ones. Nathan and his Grandad above all.
Penfleet cannot be in the North Sea and in Cornwall. As one brought up in Northumberland by the North Sea and now living in Plymouth on the South West coast bordering Cornwall this simple error irritates
The story was well constructed, and ended satisfactorily. Some of the characters behaved in surprising ways for this type of genre, which was good.
Anna Bentinck is a good expressive narrator who is let down by her accents. Her locals sounded like lumpen, bovine yokels. OK, but not for the handsome love interest, please.
She made her supposedly middle-class female Londoners sound like barmaids from Eastenders. They might not have been as posh as Anna Bentinck but they wouldn't have been quite so full of glottal stops.
I really enjoyed this book , my only dis like was the narrator & her voices , everyone was either a young happy girl or an old man .
I've listened to a lot better fro m Anna Bentink. She was great in ELIZABETH IS MISSING. She spoiled her performance with every male voice. Awful!
I enjoyed the first half of the book but then it went a bit flat. A very hurried ending.
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