From Goodreads: Welcome to Berecombe-bycover242906-medium-the-Sea for a year of very special celebrations…
This year sees the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to those brave boys who went to fight on French beaches for our freedom.
And now Berecombe is playing host to our American allies once more. All surviving soldiers who were billeted in the town have been invited for street parties, a D-Day parade, a black-tie ball at The Henville, and much, much more.
So, come along, get dressed up and join in the fun!
Ashley Lyddon arrives in the quaint coastal community of Berecombe feeling more than a little lost. The former art teacher desperately needs a fresh start after a car accident that cost her everything. How is it that the town’s older residents seem to have more zest for life than she does?
A certain American history lecturer, Eddie McQueen, has also blown into town, just like the GIs did seventy-five years previously. Then, as now, they shook things up, and left secrets trailing in their wake.
Ashley knows all too well, like the D-Day soldiers, that laying the past to rest is easier said than done although her new community seems to believe that tea and cake – lots and lots of cake – solves most of life’s problems. And as Ashley is forced to admit, they are nearly always right…

My Review

I loved this book, it was such a lovely read and I found a new favourite author! 

I became immersed in Ashley’s new life in Berecombe and enjoyed meeting all the different residents, especially Eddie the visiting American lecturer. I totally understood why Ashley was attracted to him, but also why she was hesitant to start a relationship before getting to know him properly.

Whilst deciding what she wants to do with her time in Berecombe, Ashley organised a funeral for one of the former nursing home residents, showing what a wonderful community spirit the seaside town had.

Of course in any romance it’s not all plain sailing. There was awkward almost kisses, secrets almost revealed, complete misunderstandings, plus a huge bombshell, leaving this part of the story on a massive cliffhanger. So of course I had to pre-order parts two and three to find out what’s going to happen next!

Highly recommended if you’re looking for a fab romance!

Thanks so much to NetGalley and One More Chapter for my digital copy.