A lovely, feel good book, I couldn't put this one down and raced through it in a day. We meet Nicole, devastated by a breakup from a relationship in Sydney, so she heads to the small town of Rosella Cove to find herself. She takes up the offer of free rent in an oceanside cottage, with the proviso that she does some renovations on the cottage. She soon meets the towns quirky characters, who all pitch in to help her with the renovations. Then there's gruff old hermit Charlie, who lives in a boathouse near her. He obviously has secrets, but doesn't trust anyone, yet Nicole and he soon find an understanding. Then one day while restoring the old fireplace Nicole finds a wooden box containing letters written by the cottages previous owner. In the following months Nicole gets to know this lady, Ivy, through her letters to her husband, which slowly reveal her story, and that of Charlie's and Nicole becomes invested in the story, as well. Sandie Decker has written a wonderful book about love, hope and friendship. Even when we think there is nothing left for us, something will come along to lend us faith. In Nicole's case she finds the townspeople become her family, and she starts to learn to love again. A first rate read, I recommend this book to all lovers of contemporary fiction.