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Sophie Potter’s job is helping people deal with the worst, because Sophie Potter knows what the worst feels like.
An expert at keeping moving, with her trusty motorhome and faithful dog Muffin, Sophie has built her life around keeping her loves and loyalties to a minimum.
Fabulous fifty-something Hattie Langford has kept her heart and past safely stored away too. But for reasons she’s only willing to share with a stranger, Hattie needs to tell the story her family has been hiding at Riverbend, their home in Sherwood Forest. There is a history of heartbreak and hurt that Hattie is now ready to face.
As Sophie helps Hattie uncover the secrets of generations of women who have lived at Riverbend, along with the stories of the men they have loved and lost, they start to see echoes in their own pasts. And as Riverbend shares its biggest secret of all, can Hattie and Sophie finally embrace the lives they’ve put on hold for so long, and risk giving their hearts to men who just might break the Riverbend curse?
I adore Beth Moran’s heartwarming stories and Take Me Home is teaming with an assortment of memorable characters and a gorgeous setting in Sherwood Forest.
Sophie Potter has made a career out of helping people deal with difficult situations, while Hattie Langford has kept her past locked away. In Riverbend, their paths intersect in a story of love, loss, and family secrets.
Sophie Potter is a remarkable woman filled with grief who has been on autopilot for years, going through the motions of her noble, but literally depressing job, without much thought or consideration for her own happiness. Her tragic past has followed her for so many years that she doesn’t stay long in one place. Until she is tasked with helping her new employer and artist Hattie Langford face her own demons from the past. And what a extremely sad life Hattie has had. The weight of Hattie’s secrets has caused Sophie stress and guilt considering she has signed an NDA and can’t tell anyone including the man she has come to love, nor the first real friends she has ever had. If she only knew keeping those secrets would cause such heartache.
This is a beautifully written novel that kept me enthralled weaving Sophie and Hattie’s lives together and finding parallels in their own lives. The story is thought-provoking, deeply moving, and has a surprising twist at the end as the characters discover life after loss and start to celebrate joy and happiness again.
I highly recommend this wonderful story of resilience and hope and a tribute to the strength of women who have faced adversity and come out the other side. Ms. Moran is an exceptional storyteller.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beth Moran is the bestselling author of romantic novels including Christmas Every Day and Just The Way You Are. 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.