We Belong Together by Beth Moran
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Eleanor Sharpley has been living a lie…
Needing to escape her London life quickly, Eleanor throws her things into the back of her car, and heads to her erstwhile best friend Charlie’s family farm.
But Charlie isn’t there. Instead she finds Charlie’s grieving brother Daniel, her eight-month old daughter Hope (a daughter Eleanor had known nothing about), and a crumbling and unloved Damson Farm.
Damson Farm lies at the edge of the village of Ferrington, with the river Maddon flowing at its heart. But Ferrington is a village divided by more than just a river – it is split in two by an age-old feud – between the Old Side and the New Side. Eleanor has run from her problems, straight into a family and a world that has problems of its own.
But Damson Farm has magic too, and as winter gives way to spring, the old farm starts to come to life under Eleanor’s love and care. The orchard starts to blossom with daffodils and bluebells, and the sound of bees busy in their hives fills the warming air. Can Eleanor bring Daniel and the feuding village of Ferrington back to life too, or will her secrets catch up with her first?
Okay. I have another book boyfriend crush to add to my list. Daniel Perry is so selfless (he adopted his dead sister’s baby for heaven’s sake), he’s smart (he is a numbers guy for an energy company), he’s supportive (he’s 100 percent behind Eleanor’s idea to make his home a retreat), and he’s an open book. If only the woman he’s falling for would reveal her secrets….
Eleanor is hiding. She’s hiding from her nasty review critic alter ego on social media, she’s hiding from her true feelings for Daniel, and she’s hiding from a creepy stalker. The question isn’t whether her secrets will catch up to her, the question is when.
I understand Eleanor’s fear and shame of revealing herself to her friends, but she is an adult and knew what she was doing. As for the stalker, well no one could have predicted that. If only Eleanor would have been honest with everyone from the start she would have saved herself a mess of worry, stress, and danger. Don’t get me wrong. I like Eleanor. She is a hard worker and a fantastic friend to take Charlie’s dreams and make them come alive. In fact, her idea for building a peace bridge to stop the Ferrington Feud between the Old Side and New Side due to a mining dispute decades ago is a brilliant idea. It is so natural for her to be with Daniel. Their mutual love for Hope, Charlie’s daughter, and their dreams to make Damson Farm thrive again, just makes me smile.
I want to add that I loved Eleanor’s friends, Alice from the New Side and Becky from the Old Side. They are both silly and endearing and have their own lovely backstories to follow.
I was captivated by this fun romantic comedy with a touch of menace and danger. The setting is beautiful, the food is delicious, and the people of Ferrington are lovely. Give this delightful book a try.
Thank you to Ms. Moran for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beth Moran is the author of three previous romance novels, including Making Marion. She regularly features on BBC Radio Nottingham and is a trustee of the national women’s network Free Range Chicks. She lives on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest. Beth’s first novel for Boldwood, Christmas Every Day, was published in September 2019.
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