Dearest Nell, if you’re reading this letter, I’m already gone…
You’re my best friend in the world, and as my last request I’m asking you to lay me to rest hundreds of miles away, in my crazy gorgeous, totally one-of-a-kind hometown of Tansy Falls. I know you’re a born-and-bred city girl but hear me out. After first losing Adrian, and then me… I know your heart is hurting, Nell. I think you’ll find that you need Tansy Falls as much as I do.
So, I’ve got it all planned out. For two weeks, you’ll be staying at the sweet, local inn and every day you’ll be trying something new. And if you follow my instructions to the letter, you may discover there’s more to my story than you think. A surprise something… or someone at the end of it? Only you can find out!
Some last advice before you set off, Nell. Don’t forget your sturdy boots and make sure to give Boomer, the inn’s resident dog, a belly rub from me. Stay well away from former quarterback Brody Knott (boy, do I have some stories about him!). And finally, let the future bring what it brings. While Tansy Falls may look small, I know better than anyone that new beginnings can be found in all kinds of places. That little Vermont town you’d never heard of? Well, it might suddenly begin to feel just like coming home…
If you love feel-good love stories by ReaAnne Thayne, Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr, you’ll adore this gorgeous, heart-warming novel about starting over.
Nell gazed up at the flight departure screens with a swooping sensation close to vertigo.ONE
(@Bookouture, 12 May 2021, 272 pages, ebook, #ARC from the publisher via #NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed, #BlogTour 15 May)
I’ve read and enjoyed other books by the author and was really looking forward to this. I started to fall in love with the book within a couple of pages and felt very connected to Nell struggling to find herself again after the death of her friend, forcing herself to go to the town of Tansy Falls to carry out her friend’s final wishes. I live in the city but I’m far from a city girl at heart and Tansy Falls is the kind of place I’d be right at home in. I could picture myself there. This is the kind of book you think about when the words heart-warning and life-affirming come to mind. I’ve read similar books that had been a bit cheesy but this book isn’t. I really loved it.