Jodie Jackson is all at sea, in every sense.
On a ferry bound for the Isle of Wight, she’s leaving her London life, her career, and her husband behind. She’d like a chance to turn back the clocks, but she’ll settle for some peace and quiet on her brother Bill’s beautifully renovated houseboat, Sunny Days.
But from the moment Jodie steps aboard her new home, it’s clear she’ll struggle to keep herself to herself. If it isn’t Marilyn, who cleans for Bill and is under strict instructions to look after Jodie, then it’s Ned, the noisy sculptor on the next-door houseboat. Ned’s wood carving is hard on the ears, but it’s made up for by the fact that he’s rather easy on the eyes.
Bustled out of the boat by Marilyn and encouraged to explore with Ned, Jodie soon delights in her newfound freedom. But out of mind isn’t out of sight, and when her old life comes knocking Jodie is forced to face reality. Will she answer the call or choose a life filled with Sunny Days and Sea Breezes?
Doesn’t the cover make you just want to dive straight in? I certainly did when I got this book. From being a big fan of Carole’s books I couldn’t wait to jump in and it certainly does not disappoint. Her books bring comfort and joy to my heart, and the characters are very unique. I felt my heartstrings tug a little for Jodie as what she had been through must of been incredibly hard but written with sensitivity. I really warmed to Marilyn she shows what ever you have been through in your life, chin up and carry on and I love that about her. Wanting to know what she was wearing each day also bought a little smile to my face. Ned is lovely too, and sounds rather dishy, but you can’t have a Carole Matthews story without a dishy man can you. Another fabulous read from a brilliant author.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.