The cover is what actually drew me in. I am a sucker for pretty covers. The book did not disappoint either.
Lissy has been in an abusive relationship but her husband has died and for the last two years she has lived in a state of limbo. Not only her husband but her mother was a cold hearted, difficult woman who got together with Lissy's husband to manipulate and control Lissy to do exactly as they wanted.
When Lissy finally awakens to the fact that she is not just free, but also quite independently wealthy she pursues her dream of a purchase of a cottage in the country. Moving to this little village, she sets about the complete renovation of her dream home and eventually moves in. Meeting a fellow villager who seems strange at the onset as he is antagonistic over the fact that she purchased the house as he too was trying to buy this, Lissy is at the same time very attracted to Simon. This is a feeling which is new to her as she was wary of all men.
Lissy also finds a niche in the village - having found good friends who are supportive and caring, things which upto now were not part of her life. The story unravels rather predictably but it was a very pleasant read for a holiday.
The book was sent to me by Netgalley via Troubador Publishing Ltd.