We Belong Together written by Beth Moran, publisher Boldwood Books, is available NOW in ebook format, kindleunlimited, audiobook and paperback format.
Eleanor Sharpley has been living a lie…
Needing to escape her London life quickly, Eleanor throws her things into the back of her car, and heads to her erstwhile best friend Charlie’s family farm.
But Charlie isn’t there. Instead she finds Charlie’s grieving brother Daniel, her eight-month old daughter Hope (a daughter Eleanor had known nothing about), and a crumbling and unloved Damson Farm.
Damson Farm lies at the edge of the village of Ferrington, with the river Maddon flowing at its heart. But Ferrington is a village divided by more than just a river – it is split in two by an age-old feud – between the Old Side and the New Side. Eleanor has run from her problems, straight into a family and a world that has problems of its own.
But Damson Farm has magic too, and as winter gives way to spring, the old farm starts to come to life under Eleanor’s love and care. The orchard starts to blossom with daffodils and bluebells, and the sound of bees busy in their hives fills the warming air. Can Eleanor bring Daniel and the feuding village of Ferrington back to life too, or will her secrets catch up with her first?
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Beth Moran’s latest novel: We Belong Together.
This is my first read of the work of Beth Moran and I absolutely adored it. Beth Moran will definitely be going on my favourite’s list.
As I type this review I can still sense the emotions I felt whilst reading this book and I am feeling slightly bereft as I adored the characters in this novel. I enjoyed every stage in the storytelling and the whole storyline, although at times had to deal with serious issues, felt so uplifting. I feel like I’ve had to say ‘cheerio’ to a best friend in Eleanor and Daniel. I hope author, Beth Moran, will give us glimpses of these characters again in the future.
Another area I particularly enjoyed was the location of the farm as it’s not a million miles away from me so I could easily picture the scenes and felt quite at home. I too was bought up in a mining village and witnessed first hand the animosity during the miner’s strike of the 1980’s so I could totally understand the feelings felt throughout.
Eleanor has been living a secret double life for a few years but with her success in the media comes a dark side of online trolling, abuse and stalking. Life has become quite stressful as Eleanor is now experiencing these side effects and decides that this life she’s been living is not worth it anymore. She packs her bags and heads to the rural charm of the Nottinghamshire countryside, to her best friend, Charlie and her family farm. However, her arrival at the farm brings so much pain and heartache and she fears she hasn’t been the best of friends to Charlie.
Beth Moran has written a story of a family coping with grief and the sudden change in direction of their lives. It’s also a story of a community still suffering from the emotional and physical scars following the miner’s strike in the 1980’s that caused a divide in the village. It’s also a story of a young woman escaping from the negative dark side of the media. The story moves in so many different directions but all routes lead to a run down farm that may just hold the key to not only healing the hearts of the community but also the farm’s owners. There’s a real sense of community spirit, of aspiration, of forgiveness and of moving forward. Making new friends and rekindling old ones. Making the best of situations and always looking to improve. There is also a beautiful romance that will make your heart swell.
A beautiful, uplifting story.
Author Bio –
Beth Moran is the author of three previous romance novels, including Making Marion. She regularly features on BBC Radio Nottingham and is a trustee of the national women’s network Free Range Chicks. She lives on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest. Beth’s first novel for Boldwood, Christmas Every Day, was published in September 2019.
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