If you've ever dreamt of visiting England, and more specifically, the Cornish coast, but just haven't been able to yet...this series will take you there! I have loved this series and find myself dreaming even more about going to this part of England. I recently discovered that an acquaintance of mine was born and raised there. Upon learning that, I quickly started asking all kinds of questions. It was so exciting and only piqued my interest further of wanting to travel to many more locations in England.
I love the covers for these books, but as much as I love the beautiful colors of the sunrise and sunset, I have to say that this cover is absolutely gorgeous. After reading the book, I have to say that it conveys many of the emotions from the story very well.
Sophia was a character that at first glance I thought, oh I really like her. Then at closer inspection and the perception of other characters had me wondering if I really was going to like her. I kept telling myself to be patient and to not instantly decide her fate in my mind, yet. Especially with only being a couple pages into the story. I'm so glad I waited because I really enjoyed watching her character arc. Delving further into her comings and goings, her family dynamics, her struggles and sorrows and her learning and growing made for a great read.
I saw a little bit of Mr. Knightley from Emma in the character of Mr. Hawkins and loved how he befriended and helped teach Sophia. I loved the seashell and her grabbing at it near the end of the book. And the ending...happy sigh!
There were misunderstandings on several characters' parts. There were snubs from society. There were moments of trying to measure up to what others want you to be. There were moments of reflection and enlightening. There were moments of pure joy and friendship. There were moments of sorrow and forgiveness. And yes, there were moments of sweet and tender friendship and love.
Miss Rosewall and Mr. Hawkins are two characters that I would definitely like to call my friends. I know, they're fictional. But hey, I'd still like to be their friends.
Grab a copy and be whisked away to the wilds and beauty of the Cornish coast. Discover what true friendship is. Feel the joys and relief of forgiveness and love.
I received a copy from the author. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own.
- Paperback: 273 pages
- Publisher: Draft Horse Publishing (19 September 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1733482008
- ISBN-13: 978-1733482004
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 449 g
- Customer Reviews: 24 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)