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Thursday, 3 February 2022

#BookReview ESCAPE TO LITTLE BLUEWATER BAY by JOANNE BODEN

 



ABOUT THE BOOK

Start the new year in Little Bluewater Bay …

New year, new Willow Jenkins? All Willow knows is that she needs an escape. So, she takes an extended break from her PR job and retreats to her grandmother’s cosy cottage by the sea in Little Bluewater Bay, where a limitless supply of hot chocolate will soothe her broken heart and a limited wi-fi connection will prevent her workaholic tendencies.

Willow is soon made to feel welcome by the friendly locals – although grumpy artist Noah Atkinson doesn’t seem to like her very much. Just what is his problem?

But then Willow is asked by her grandmother to approach Noah with a very special commission, only to discover that he hasn’t painted people for a long time – and with good reason. Will he make an exception, and in doing so usher in a hopeful and healing new era for them both?
 

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MY REVIEW

Ooh what a gorgeous story!! I loved the characters - especially Willow and Noah!! - and the setting was brought vividly to life throughout - so much so that it makes you want to pack up all your belongings and head straight there!!

Willow is looking for a break! Her work in PR has become overwhelming and she needs to get away from it all. There's been some sadness in her family, so she retreats to her grandmothers' cottage to help support her after the devastating loss of her husband. And that brings regrets for Willow in herself, as her own circumstances meant she hadn't visited for so long.

There's a very different pace of life in Bluewater Bay, and it takes a while for Willow to come to terms with. But she soon finds comfort in the surroundings and the locals make her very welcome.. with the exception of Noah who has his concerns she's just there for money.

He's got his own backstory as to why he lives alone in an isolated cottage, and the more we get to know about him, the easier it is to understand why he has shut himself away. He has his painting and is very happy in his own company... but Willow might be able to shake that way of thinking up!

I devoured this story!! I never wanted it to end! As Willow was helping clear out the old shed at her grandma's she uncovered memories of her grandfather which were precious for all. And that time away from the internet and social media, allowed her to concentrate on just 'being' and that seems to work wonders for her peace of mind.

This is one of those books that I'm always going to go back to when I need a happy reading experience!!

★★★★★

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