I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the gorgeous Coming Home to Heritage Cove by Helen J Rolfe. Thank you to Rachel Gilbey and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this wonderful feel good book.
About the book:
Welcome to Heritage Cove, the little village by the sea brimming with character, community and friendship, and the perfect place to fall in love this summer…
Melissa rushes back to Heritage Cove when Barney, the man who’s been like a father figure to her since she was a little girl, ends up in hospital. After an absence of five years, her return isn’t going to be easy, especially when she bumps into Harvey, the love of her life and the man she’s never been able to forget.
For reasons he couldn’t explain at the time, Harvey changed his mind about going with Melissa to start afresh as they’d planned, and life moved on for the both of them. But with Melissa back in the village and determined to stick around to help Barney, they can’t avoid each other forever. Melissa knows she let so many people down by staying away for so long, but she and Harvey blame each other for what happened and neither of them is willing to admit to being in the wrong.
When Barney insists on cancelling the Wedding Dress Ball, the charity fundraiser he holds every year in the stunning barn on his property, Melissa and Harvey realise they’re going to have to pull together. Otherwise the man they once knew might be gone forever. And when they unearth a secret Barney has never shared with anyone, they go in search of answers to not only ensure the ball runs this summer, but to bring back the Barney they know and love.
Back in the cove after all this time, Melissa gets to see the life she left behind and it’s time to deal with what it was that drove her away in the first place.
Beneath the summer sunshine in Heritage Cove, the sea sparkles, the heat rises and new love, reconciliations and the answers to an old love story could bring changes for everyone.
About the author:
Helen J Rolfe writes romantic fiction and contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community.
Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries where she thinks her readers might like to escape to.
Helen J Rolfe also writes for Orion Books under the name Helen Rolfe.
Born and raised in the UK, Helen graduated from University with a business degree and began working in I.T. This job took her over to Australia and it was there that she finally turned to what she loved and studied writing and journalism. She spent a while freelancing for women’s health and fitness magazines, volunteered with the PR department of a children’s hospital where she wrote articles and media releases, and eventually began writing fiction in 2011. And now, she thinks she may just have found her dream job.
Helen currently lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and their children.
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Coming Home to Heritage Cove by Helen J Rolfe is a glorious feel good read that will put you in the perfect mood for summer! I was instantly transported to Heritage Cove, the beautiful village by the sea that’s brimming with character, community, friendship and maybe, just maybe, also a little bit of romance.
After an absence of five years, Melissa returns to Heritage Cove after learning that Barney, the man who’s been like a father figure to her since she was a little girl, is in hospital following a fall. She knows returning home isn’t going to be easy, especially as Harvey, the man who broke her heart, is going to be there.
For reasons he couldn’t explain, Harvey had changed his mind about making a fresh new start with Melissa, leaving her devastated. Life has since moved on for both of them, but now she’s back, Melissa knows she can’t keep on avoiding Harvey forever – especially as Barney is now in need of her help. Blaming each other for what happened and unwilling to admit being in the wrong, will Harvey and Melissa ever be able to put the heartbreak of the past behind them? And can they pull together to help bring back the Barney they know and love before it’s too late?
Coming Home to Heritage Cove is a beautifully written and heartfelt read that had me enthralled from beginning to end. I loved the larger than life inhabitants and glorious setting of Heritage Cove and Helen J Rolfe brought them vividly to life, making me care deeply about these characters and what was going to happen to them.
The perfect feel good read for the summer, this is a light and gentle read that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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