I’ve been a bit spoiled recently and have read some incredibly powerful or moving books. Sometimes though you don’t want to be challenged or stretched you just want to escape and when you feel like that Jenny Hale’s books are a perfect escape. This story carries on from earlier book Summer at Firefly Beach but its not essential that you read that first and it works perfectly well as a standalone.
Sydney Flynn has moved back to her childhood home. Her marriage has fallen apart and needing good role models for her young son she has chosen to be back amongst friends and family. Starlight Cottage is a safe place and associated with so many wonderful memories growing up but some of these are laced with pain especially where Nate Henderson is concerned. As a teenager she was convinced that their happy ever after was being together, right up until Nate broke her heart. So when she sees him amongst the wedding guests at her sister’s wedding there is a real conflict of emotions.
Nate has spent the past ten years regretting his actions of ten years and it is time to explain to Sydney what he did and why but when Sydney chooses not to listen to him it proves more difficult than he thought. The House on Firefly Beach is a sweet uncomplicated kind of story. The sort of thing that in a previous life I would have curled up with on a holiday sunlounger by a pool. I did predict the vast majority of the plot twists and the reveals but that’s not always such a bad thing and the characters were interesting enough to keep me reading.
Supplied by Net Galley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication Date: Jun 05 2020. 222 pages.
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.