No. of pages:- 263 pages
Date published:- will be published on 25th October 2021
Genre:- Women’s Fiction
Rating:- 4/5 stars
“My darling girls. You were once so happy in this house. Now I’m gone, all I ask is that you spend one last summer here together on Dune Island. And please forgive me, your Nana, for the secret I’m about to tell you…”
Arriving at the honeysuckle-covered beach house inherited from her beloved grandmother, recently heartbroken Jill hopes to convince her two feuding sisters not to sell a place so full of happy childhood memories. But the envelope waiting on the driftwood table changes everything. In her elegant handwriting, Nana Rose promises a new letter will arrive each day of the summer revealing a family secret she took to her grave.
Shaken, Jill anxiously awaits each letter filled with Nana’s bittersweet memories of her own sister who she loved more than anyone—and lost far too young. But why did Nana never speak of this tragic loss to her grandchildren?
Watching the sunset each night and wondering how well they really knew Nana Rose, Jill feels her family is closer than they’ve been in years. And after a chance encounter with blue-eyed tree surgeon Alex, she wonders if Nana believed being back on Dune Island would help Jill find love, too?
But when Nana’s final letter arrives, the revelation about how her sister died is more shocking than Jill ever imagined. Suddenly, despite the chance of happiness with Alex, selling the house seems the only way forward. Will Jill find a way to forge new bonds of sisterhood and save their inheritance,or will Nana Rose’s secret tear them all apart?
Aunt Ivy’s Cottage by the same author captivated me and so I was super excited when I got this ARC.
Plot:- Jill, Brooke and Rachel had grown up in Dune Island since they were children with their grandmother, whom they fondly call as Nana. When Nana dies, they receive a set of letters where Nana talks to the girls about her marriage. And while reading the letter, Nana tells them a secret.
Writing:- This is a heartwarming and emotional tale of sisters. More like a family sort of drama between the three sisters. I like how each of these sisters are going through a phase and then reunite together, working together and I really like the bond between the three sisters. My favorite part in the book is the letters written by Nana and I was immersed into the story. The writing was good and the author did a good job drawing the reader into the story.
Characters:- I like all the characters, except for Robert in the book.
Overall:- A heartwarming and emotional tale of sisters that will keep you hooked into the book. Worth four stars!
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.