Heritage Cove is in full swing for the festive season and as the temperature dips, who will be lucky in love this Christmas?
It’s December in Heritage Cove and along with the village Christmas tree, frosty mornings and the promise of the most wonderful time of the year, the new waffle shack is about to open. And its owner isn’t a stranger to the Cove, because after all this time, Daniel is back to make amends with his brother Harvey – as well as a few other locals he might have offended along the way.
Fairly new to the village, local blacksmith Lucy has kept up the pretence of being with her ex for the sake of his gran but she’s fed up with all the lies. Determined to come clean and live the life she wants to live, she’s devastated to find that her attraction to Daniel is tainted by the fact he’s hiding a few things of his own. And his secrets are ones she isn’t sure she’ll ever be able to get past.
Heritage Cove is full of friendship and community; it’s a welcoming place people visit and never want to leave. But will it work its magic for Daniel and Lucy?
A festive read packed with Christmas romance, love and second chances, this is Book 2 in a series of standalone novels set in Heritage Cove, the little village by the sea…
Daniel has come back to Heritage Cove after leaving under a cloud years ago to open a waffle shack. Lucy is the local blacksmith and is one of the first people who meets Daniel after he comes back
I loved Lucy as a character, she is an artist and a designer who makes things out of metal, some of which I would love to have at home! She is a kind and friendly person who doesn’t usually judge people although she does occasionally jump to conclusions based on the information available. She is relatively new to the community but she is already loved by them and spends a lot of time with her collection of girlfriends who also support her when she needs it
It took me a while to understand Daniel as a character, he had such a well hidden past and backstory it made it harder to bond with him as it was obviously such a big issue to him and is causing some issues in the present but once I started to hear it and see below the surface to some of his nerves, worries and anxieties I came to love him. He is determined to step away from his past and make a go of being a business owner and his passion for what he does shines through so strongly
The setting of a small town in winter and all the different people and businesses that are there really works and it dragged me into the community almost to the extent that I felt like I was there. I also hope that some of the other characters may get their happily ever after in further books!
There has been a lot of upset and communication issues between the characters and how this is breached is different for everyone but it is done well and works for the individual personalities that you meet
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a story of friends, family and forgiveness which a fantastic heroine and a hero who sometimes needs rescuing (you may also end up craving waffles the same way I am having seen some of the menu items!)
AM 🐾 x
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Helen J Rolfe writes romantic fiction and contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community.
Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries where she thinks her readers might like to escape to.
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