It’s a pleasure today to be joining the blog tour for Her Mother’s Secret by Rosanna Ley, published by Quercus in hardback, for kindle and as an audiobook on 8th March, and as a paperback on 14th June. This book looks so thoroughly perfect for me that I’m kicking myself that I just couldn’t fit in the reading – loss, love, second chances, perfect setting? You’ll all know that I’m planning a bit of a break to my usual routine over the summer – I’m not usually a book listener, but wanted to give it a try, so I’ve signed up for an Audible trial and downloaded this one. I do plan to report back, tell you how I got on, and hopefully to share my thoughts on this gorgeous looking book.
You’ll be seeing lots of reviews from the other wonderful bloggers who are part of this tour:
So just for now, let me share the enticing description:
Escape to the heart of enchanting Brittany with the bestselling author of The Villa and The Little Theatre by the Sea. The perfect treat for fans of Santa Montefiore and Veronica Henry.
For many years Colette has avoided returning to her homeland – the magical island of Belle-Île-en-Mer in Southern Brittany – afraid to confront the painful memories she left behind. She is living on the Cornish coast when she hears about her mother Thea’s failing health and realises that the time has come for her to go home. But can Colette ever forgive Thea for what she has done?
Despite Colette’s wariness, romantic Belle-Île still fascinates her. She takes on the running of her mother’s flower shop and makes friends with Élodie from the Old Lighthouse where Thea once worked as a nanny and with the enigmatic Étienne who shares Colette’s mixed feelings about the island. As Thea opens up to her for the first time, Colette finds herself softening and being drawn back into the landscape of her past. But can Belle-Île also be a part of her future?
The ghosts of that past still linger. What happened all those years ago and how did it cause the rift between mother and daughter? It becomes clear that the beauty of Belle-Île hides a devastating family secret – one that Colette is determined to unravel at any cost.
About the author
Rosanna Ley works as a creative tutor and has written many articles and stories for national magazines. Her writing holidays and retreats take place in stunning locations in Spain and Italy. When she is not travelling, Rosanna lives in West Dorset by the sea.