It’s an absolute pleasure to take part within the weblog tour for Tracy Rees’ newest ebook, The Little Home by the Sea and I’d prefer to thank Sarah Hardy for inviting me to participate. I’m delighted to share my evaluation immediately.
I’m an enormous fan of each Tracy’s modern and historic writing as you’ll see from the next:
I reviewed The Little Christmas Home here.
Tracy’s The Rose Backyard as my first ever on-line evaluation for My Weekly journal in a publish you’ll discover here.
You’ll discover my evaluation of Tracy’s modern novel Hidden Secrets and techniques on the Little Village Church here.
Amy Snow was one of many first books I ever reviewed on the weblog here.
I reviewed Florence Grace here and had a beautiful visitor publish from Tracy concerning the attraction of the C19th which you can learn here.
Florence Grace was one in all my Books of the 12 months in 2016 and also you’ll see it featured here.
I additionally reviewed Tracy’s The Hourglass here and Tracy was type sufficient to supply a guest post all about her reminiscences of Richmond when Darling Blue was revealed. Darling Blue continues to be on my TBR nevertheless it’s simply over a yr in the past that I reviewed The Home at Silvermoor here.
Printed by Bookouture on 24th August 2022, The Little Home by the Sea is accessible for buy here.
The Little Home by the Sea
The cottage gate swings open to disclose the inky-blue sea and the sandy cove past. It’s precisely how Kitty imagined it, besides she didn’t count on to be standing right here alone…
Thirty-year-old Kitty Roberts spends her days looking for the proper dwelling for 2… till her boyfriend, the one man she’s ever cherished, dumps her. Devastated to lose not solely her past love however her finest pal too, she flees to the tiny seaside village the place she spent carefree summers as a toddler, earlier than her household fell aside.
At first, Kitty’s escape proves to be precisely what she wants – golden sunsets over heat, sandy seashores, lovably eccentric new neighbours and even a blush-inducing run-in with Cory Hudson, a good-looking, skilled surfer with a heart-stopping smile.
However simply as Kitty feels herself starting to heal and permits herself to divulge heart’s contents to Cory, he reveals that his time within the seaside village is almost up. What’s extra, some stunning reactions to Kitty on the town make her surprise if her connection to this place may go deeper than she thought.
It appears there’s a secret in her household’s previous that’s about to show Kitty’s life on its head as soon as extra… Is she prepared for the reality? And can it carry her and Cory nearer collectively, or drive them aside?
A page-turning story that may make you smile, snort and want you possibly can go to the little cottage by the ocean! Completely good for followers of Jenny Colgan, Heidi Swain and Carole Matthews.
My Overview of The Little Home by the Sea
Kitty Roberts’s life is about to vary.
What I so love about Tracy Rees’s writing is absolutely the confidence that will probably be fantastically written, completely plotted and emotional, with fabulous characters I can consider in and lovely descriptions that transport me wherever the creator chooses. The Little Home by the Sea is all of these issues and extra. I cherished it. There isn’t a dissonant observe all through in order that studying The Little Home by the Sea is absorbing, entertaining and extremely satisfying.
In amongst a fastidiously plotted story that weaves a number of strands into an excellent narrative, is a lightness of contact that features humour via Roly, balanced by depth of theme previously lurking in Kitty’s household with only a tiny sprinkling of magic from Agatha that permits the reader to decide on their very own interpretation. There’s all the pieces right here from love and relationships, to household and associates and from ambition to acceptance in lots of kinds. I cherished the truth that Kitty isn’t outlined by a person, however finds her place in life independently in order that The Little Home by the Sea feels surprisingly feminist in addition to romantic. The plot is plausible even the place there are surprises which makes the story so partaking. It feels as if any reader may expertise life like Kitty, making her relatable and interesting.
Certainly, the characters are fabulous, and I adored the way in which the small city of Pennystrand means everybody is aware of everybody else’s enterprise. What I discovered so refreshing was that while the total vary of characters is current, we get to know just a few actually completely, making them vivid and actual. I assumed Kitty was depicted to perfection; presumably as a result of her obsession with homes matches my very own!
I don’t learn about Tracy Rees, however I so loved The Little Home by the Sea that I’m not completed with the folks of Pennystrand – or the city itself – so I hope we’ll hear extra sooner or later. I can’t cease fascinated with the place due to Tracy Rees’s evocative descriptions or concerning the folks as a result of I really feel they’re fully genuine. I simply cherished this really feel good, heartening and completely entertaining story and I actually advocate The Little Home by the Sea as a breath of recent (sea) air!
About Tracy Rees
Tracy Rees was the primary winner of the Richard and Judy Seek for a Bestseller competitors. She has additionally received the Love Tales Greatest Historic Learn award and been shortlisted for the RNA Epic Romantic Novel of the 12 months. A Cambridge graduate, Tracy had a profitable profession in non-fiction publishing earlier than retraining for a second profession practising and instructing humanistic counselling. She has additionally been a waitress, bartender, store assistant, property agent, classroom assistant and workshop chief. Tracy divides her time between the Gower Peninsula of South Wales and London.
You may comply with Tracy on Twitter @AuthorTracyRees or go to her website for extra info. You’ll additionally discover Tracy on Instagram.
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