This is the fourth book I have read by Elizabeth Holland and the author keeps bringing me so much joy with her uplifting stories.
In this book we meet Rosie, lover of all things vintage fashion. After discovering infidelity in her relationship, she flees her life in London and escapes to Cornwall to a cosy little village by the sea.
Here, she achieves her dream of opening up her very own vintage dress shop, makes new friends, and quickly feels right at home where she feels she truly belongs, however behind her newfound happiness lies a damaged woman with major trust issues.
During her painful divorce, she meets handsome stranger, Matt, when he lands on her doorstep to donate some clothes after losing his mother. The two are instantly drawn to each other, but Rosie must try to keep her distance as she can’t afford to get hurt again.
Rosie throws herself into the shop, enjoys quality time with her family when they come to visit, and spends fun nights at the local pub with her friends, all while a tumultuous tug of war goes on with her heart. Can she really afford to let this man in? Will it all end in tears?
Rosie discovers Matt is still in contact with his ex who is clearly unhinged, she lets go of an old friendship that she has outgrown back in London, and opens her heart to love despite the risks.
This is a story about learning to trust again.
The supporting characters are a delight, especially Rosie’s friends in the village who provide her never ending love support without judgement. We meet Rosie’s wonderful family and, in her mother, discover where she gets her love of everything vintage.
The descriptions of the quaint little village by the sea are beautiful and this book will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy to your very core.
I give it 5 stars.