Book Review - The Second Love Of My Life by Victoria Walters
Publisher: Headline Review
Publication Date: 7 April 2016
"In the Cornish town of Talting, everyone is famous for something.
Until recently Rose was known for many things: her infectious positivity; her unique artistic talent; and her devotion to childhood sweetheart Lucas.
But two years ago that changed in one unthinkable moment. Now, Rose is known for being the young woman who became a widow aged just twenty-four.
Though Rose knows that life must go on, the thought of carving out a new future for herself is one she can barely entertain. Until a newcomer, Robert, arrives in Talting for the summer...
Can Rose allow herself the chance to love again?"
The prologue set a warm and cosy scene and although I knew what was coming I liked the calm feeling it started me off with. Thankfully the initial sadness I had expected wasn't as overwhelming as I thought it would be. The author had a very gentle writing style which seemed to make everything easier to take in.
The characters were all likeable and in no time at all I felt like I knew them all personally. Robert, however, held a touch of mystery. I got the feeling there was something not being said, something just below the surface waiting to be revealed. I couldn't wait to find out what that was and when the revelation arrived I keenly wondered how it would affect the rest of the storyline. What an intriguing twist!
There was so much to learn from this story. The words 'life goes on' danced around my mind as I read through each scene and, while I could wholeheartedly understand why Rose was reluctant to move forward, in my mind I was egging her on.
The events that followed held my attention completely - I found myself thinking about Rose and her friends even when I was going about my everyday life.
This was a beautifully touching read that brought more than a few tears to my eyes. It got me thinking about life, those I love and how important it is not to take them for granted.
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Thank you to the publisher for approving my NetGalley request for this eBook in exchange for my honest opinion.