Hello, welcome to our spot on the Coming Home To Hope Street blog tour.
Thank you very much to Sarah @ BookOnTheBrightSide and Marcie Steel for providing a copy of the book to [K].
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
Step across the cobblestones, pull back the curtains and peek behind the doors in the second instalment of The Hope Street Series. Catch up with old friends and fall in love with new ones in a story of friendship, second chances and new beginnings.
Livvy has no choice but to return to Hope Street, the childhood home she left over twenty years ago. Along with her sixteen-year-old daughter, Pip, she turns up on the doorstep, hoping for forgiveness from her sister.
Hannah thought she’d never see Livvy again. She’s overwhelmed with emotion but locks away her real feelings. How could Livvy stay away without any contact? And why has she come back now?
It isn’t long before the charm of the market town of Somerley begins to work its magic. Hannah is opening a book shop in the square, adjoining The Coffee Stop, and Livvy’s offer to help out brings the sisters closer together.
But when someone from Livvy’s past arrives unannounced too, he threatens everything she’s built up since her return. Can Livvy convince her sister, and her new friends, that her intentions to return were good ones? Or will her dreams of settling down and being happy again become nothing but a closed book?
After leaving home and never looking back at 18, Livvy is finally coming back, with her daughter Pip in the hope that her sister will forgive her leaving and help her.
Upon starting this story I was drawn into Livvy and Hannah’s lives and their relationships with other characters who live on the street, feeling like I was a bystander in their activities. This is a fairly shortish read, but once I picked this book up I found I could not put it down and finished it in a day. It is a lovely heartwarming story about the value of family and familiarity of home, perfect for readers who like a warm read and happy endings.
Whilst this was my first book by Marcie I will definitely be picking up book 1 as soon as I can get my hands on it!
Marcie Steele is the pen name of Mel Sherratt. For as long as she can remember, she’s been a meddler of words. Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, she’s a romantic at heart and has always enjoyed writing about characters that fall in and out of love, have good friends to hang around with, and live in communities with great spirit.
She can often be found sitting in her favourite coffee shop, sipping a cappuccino and eating a chocolate chip cookie, either catching up with friends or writing on her laptop. Whether she writes crime or women’s fiction, she loves making up things for a living.
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