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Alyssa carefully holds the delicate paper map and looks down at the cottages and winding streets of the village by the shore. She came to Heaven’s Cove for a fresh start. But will the pathways on the map lead her to an old secret?

Fleeing from a heartbreaking mistake, all former nurse Alyssa wants is to focus on her new job giving tours of Heaven’s Cove to visitors and sharing the myths and legends of this beautiful place. Nobody needs to know the real reason she came to the village…

Over cups of tea with elderly resident Magda she soon makes a friend who is alone in the world too. For decades, Magda has been secretly in love with her best friend Stan. Desperate to return Magda’s kindness, Alyssa is eager to bring these two lost souls together. But meeting Stan’s tall, handsome son Jack scuppers her plans.

Dedicated to caring for Stan, Jack says Alyssa’s focus on legends keeps the village in the past. But when Alyssa finds an old map revealing the true story of a Heaven’s Cove couple who sacrificed everything for love, she’s sure the romantic tale could bring Stan and Magda together… and although digging up old secrets soon ruffles feathers in the village, with Jack and Alyssa growing close, she can’t help but think she might find happiness after all.

But will Alyssa ever be able to open up about her own past? Or will the truth tear them apart?

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My Review

This is book #5 in the Heaven’s Cove series. Whilst it’s part of a series, it can easily be read as a standalone book. We return to the little village of Heaven’s Cove where we meet Alyssa. Alyssa is fairly new to the village and is running myths and legends tours to the holidaymakers, as well as helping out in the local shop. Jack, after a marriage breakup, has coming back to help his dad, Stan who owns the shop. Jack is initially sceptical of Alyssa, especially after going on one of her myths and legends tours. He definitely believes in proven facts and figures, rather than heresay and legends!

This story was absolutely delightful! I’ve loved all the books of the series, and this one is just as likeable, if not more! I loved Alyssa and Jack’s characters, although it was obvious that they were both hiding something in their lives. Whilst they began as enemies, as such, it was obvious at some point they would end up helpful each other out and I enjoyed following their storylines. The book is told from their perspectives, along with Magda’s who is one of Stan’s oldest friends.

The storyline flowed along so well! I loved being back in Heaven’s Cove, and felt happy to be reading the villagers stories! The tales of smugglers and murders were captivating, and the story of what happened all those years ago, along with what was happening in the present day, had me holding my breath with anticipation! There was plenty of mystery, suspense, love, family and friendships to keep you turning the pages until the very last one! Loved this story! Would definitely recommend!

The Author

Liz writes heart-warming and uplifting women’s fiction about families and relationships, and romantic comedies full of love and laughs. You can sign up to her newsletter at http://www.lizeeles.com

Liz worked as a journalist for years and brought up a family on the south coast of England, all the while writing fiction on the quiet. After being short-listed in a couple of national novel-writing competitions, her dream of being a published author came true when she was signed by publisher Bookouture (a division of Hachette UK).

When not writing, Liz likes walking by the sea, catching up with friends and binge-watching box sets. She also loves hearing from readers and can be contacted at http://www.lizeeles.com, or on Twitter:@lizeelesauthor, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lizeelesauthor, or Instagram: lizeelesauthor