What is it about the coast that attracts people running from their past?
When Olivia moves to Port Townsend, her marriage is floundering, and her life is in pieces. She doesn’t know if things with her husband Mark are truly over, or quite why the phone call she longs for on her daughter’s birthday will never come.
Joining a letter-writing club seems like a harmless decision. But when she meets Ned, an ex-soldier badly wounded in Afghanistan, this unlooked-for friendship revives unexpected emotions and memories she’d rather forget.
Can Olivia find the courage to confront what she’s hiding from and finally begin to heal the wounds that have torn her life apart? From the bestselling author of After You Left comes a story about finding hope in second chances.
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About the Author
Carol Mason was born and grew up in the north-east of England. As a teenager she was crowned Britain’s National Smile Princess and subsequently became a model, diplomat-in-training, hotel receptionist and advertising copywriter. She currently lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her Canadian husband. To learn more about Carol and her novels, visit www.carolmasonbooks.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mental, consuming flashbacks of a terrible car accident haunt Olivia in this heart grabbing story. Each page brings shadowy information on the circumstances that drove her to take a break from her life and her marriage. Meeting horribly disfigured war veteran Ned and listening to his philosophies may be the key to Olivia’s finally healing. It is a touching novel filled with sadness and revelations that will reach your heart. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This is a book not to be missed. Carol Mason has once again given me a reason to love Women's Fiction with her wonderful prose. The book and story line were brilliant. As I progressed through the story, I kept wondering, where is this taking me, I was intrigued and captivated by Olivia's choices, her tenacity, her courage and strength. Carol Mason deftly explores how a person survives the unbearable--and the portrait is both moving and empathetic. Besides the main narrative thread the supporting characters add depth and breadth to this sprawling narrative, including an estranged husband who is neither villain nor hero, an imperfect but loyal friend, a nurturing but sometimes aloof boss who is lovingly portrayed in all her imperfect humanity. Ms. Mason takes the reader on a difficult journey into grief, but her graceful writing and clear empathy makes this a worthwhile exploration of what it means to suffer. Mason does an amazing job of portraying how one moves forward when their life has essentially frozen in time. Olivia lives this paradox every day. This is a story about the power of human resilience in the face of tragedy. Survival can look vastly different depending upon the person. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read and I will look eagerly for more books by this author.