I was given this as a manuscript to read on the taster panel of publisher Choc Lit.
I reread this story recently to familiarise myself with the characters and surroundings over a few weekday evenings transported to the sunny climes of a Summer in Cornwall!
In the close-knit community of Carrenporth in Cornwall everyone knows everyone else’s business. Luke Carrack is only too aware of this. He’s been away for two years but nothing has changed – from the town gossips who can’t see past the scandal of his childhood, to the cold way he is treated by some of his so-called family.
The only person who seems to understand is local hotelier’s daughter Cat Trevelyan, although even Luke’s new friendship with her could set tongues wagging.
But Carrenporth is about to experience far bigger scandals than the return of Luke Carrack – and the secrets unearthed in the process will shake the sleepy seaside town to its core.
I very much enjoyed this story and following Cat Trevelyan’s life in the Cornish Town of Carrenporth. You cannot help but be transported to Cornwall and feel the sunny warmth with Jo’s writing. This is a lovely read that feels like it could be hopefully the start to a series of stories around the Trevelyan family and their many connections both locally and internationally.
All characters, even those on the periphery of the main story, are written so you conjure them as real and can imagine them in everyday life. Perfect escapism and I hope to read more!
Published on 14th June 2019 by Ruby Fiction an imprint of ChocLitUk