The House of New Beginnings - Lucy Diamond
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Official Book Blurb:
One life-changing summer . . .
In an elegant Regency house near the Brighton seafront, three tenants have more in common than they know . . .
A shocking revelation has led Rosa to start over as a sous chef. The work is gruelling but it’s a distraction . . . until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa’s passion for food could lead her to more interesting places? Having followed her childhood sweetheart down south, Georgie is busily carving out a new career in journalism. Throwing herself into the city’s delights is fun, but before she knows it she’s sliding headlong into all kinds of trouble . . .
Nursing a devastating loss, Charlotte just wants to keep her head down. But Margot, the glamorous older lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds.
As the women find each other, hope surfaces, friendships blossom and a whole new chapter unfolds for them all.
This was a lovely easy read. It is my usual comfort; feel-good no limits pushed kind of book. The type of book where you can curl up on a cold day and immerse yourself in a book knowing it is well written and just have a nice pleasant afternoon.
The storyline was a little close to heart at the moment with the thought of packing everything up and having a new start as we are facing that prospect this year and it is a daunting prospect. I keep discussing it with people, and it is so much easier when you are given no choice like Georgie, and you just have to go with it because of a job opportunity. That happened to us when we moved from up North to Swindon over 11 years ago, job offer, move no decision, just do. However, when you have the choice should I, shouldn’t I? It becomes a whole other kettle of fish!
It was nice to see things evolve and work out for the girls in the book if only real like was as easy as a book!