Annie Sharpe has it all – an acclaimed restaurant she owns with her handsome husband Max, and two gorgeous grown-up sons. But after one indiscretion too many, she leaves behind the only life she’s ever known.
In search of a fresh start, Annie takes up a position as a caretaker of Saltwater Nook, a creaky but charming beach house on Kent’s beautiful, wild coastline. The village community is an eccentric but tightknit bunch, and Annie is swept up in a whirlwind of their traditional festive celebrations, from pumpkin carving to bonfires on the beach. It soon feels like home – she even reopens the long-dormant seafront café.
The only thorns in her side are John, the owner’s rugged but totally unreasonable nephew who has his own agenda for the house, and a persistent Max, intent on winning her back.
Salwater Nook has been the perfect escape, but Annie can’t run from her problems forever. Will she give her first love a second chance? Or step into the promise of a new life?
Loved it! Such a lovely, feel good story. Annie finally grows a backbone and leaves her long time cheating husband and it turns out to be the best thing she ever did. Finding herself in a secluded seaside town she quickly becomes a big part of the community and embraces everything that brings.
When the owner of Saltwater Nook’s nephew John walks through the door the atmosphere most definitely changes, but I did have a small inkling as to what was going to happen. John and Annie’s first encounter is during a Book Club meeting which Annie hosts, a very interesting encounter that made me laugh out loud.
Maeve, one of the Book Club members, was one of my favourite characters in the book – witty, laugh out loud funny and extremely straight talking.
The ex-husband Max was frustrating and irritating in equal measures. Thinking he could have his cake and eat it, I am glad Annie finally had some self respect to show him she couldn’t be treated in this way.
‘The Winter of Second Chances’ is a book that made me feel all warm and fuzzy, perfect for those cold winter nights. Highly recommended!
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