A Time for Living is the second instalment in the Polwenna Bay series by Ruth Saberton published by Notting Hill Press is available in ebook format from TOMORROW 17th August 2015.
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Is there ever a right time for love?
Feisty horsewoman, Morwenna Tremaine, has always known what she wants from life and success as a three day event rider is all she’s ever dreamed of. Mo has neither the time nor the inclination for love. Even if she did it wouldn’t be with a man who stands for everything she despises…
Beneath a tough and determined exterior, businessman Ashley Carstairs harbours a dark secret that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. Although aware that he is heading for trouble, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the one woman he knows he should stay away from – for both their sakes.
As the autumn nights draw in and the trickling sands of time gather speed, emotions run higher than the tides and Mo finds herself unable to step away. What is Ashley hiding? Is there more to him that meets the eye? And will his secret destroy everything she now holds dear?
I’d like to thank the author, Ruth Saberton, for an arc in return for an honest review.
This is the second instalment in the Polwenna Bay series based around occupants of the picturesque harbourside village in Cornwall. You can find my review of Runaway Summer (the first instalment) here.
Once again Ruth has left my heart bruised after another emotional rollercoaster of a read. I have to admit after reading Runaway Summer I was desperate to find out what Ruth had planned for the characters I fell in love with.
Book 2 is mainly focused on Morwenna Tremaine and Ashley Carstairs. Morwenna is a lifelong resident of Polwenna Bay, a fiery red head obsessed with horses. Ashley Carstairs is a townie, an outsider. A millionaire businessman who has bought and is currently renovating a second home in the village. Sparks flew straight away between Morwenna and Ashley, as they fought on issues involving his renovations and the village. However, deep down the pair shared an understanding and that was an appreciation and desire of achieving their dreams.
What follows is a beautiful but utterly heartbreaking tale of love. A tale of hope. A tale of forgiveness. A tale of happiness. Also, the story focusses on community spirit with the villagers and beyond coming together in a crisis. There were some wonderful funny moments which the author cleverly interwove in the text. Ruth’s books are very readable full of characters to fall in love with, set in beautiful idyllic surroundings and have believable stories.
The epilogue once again has gripped me and has also left me needing to know what happens next. I’m also a little worried of how this latest arrival will wreak havoc for one of my favourite characters.
A 5/5* heart wrenching and beautiful love story set in a delightful Cornish coastal village.
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