A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea by Liz Eeles is the second book in the Heaven’s Cove series. Set in a beautiful location, it is a warm and uplifting book.
Lettie Starcross, the main protagonist, is on a mission to fulfill her great–grandaunt, Iris’s dying wish. Lettie, the last child of her family, has always been taken for granted by her parents and siblings. She is extremely close to Iris and is emotionally distraught because of her demise. Before dying, Iris hands over a key to Lettie and entrusts her with finding answers to an event which had happened decades ago.
Lettie travels to Devon in search of answers. All she has with her is a key, and a letter written to Iris by someone ages ago. Staying in Driftwood House (Iris’s former home,) Lettie focuses on uncovering the secret which had changed Iris’s life.
During her stay in Heaven’s Cove, she explores the village and gets to know the locals. She is even able to bridge a friendship with Claude, a 70+ loner who distrusts outsiders. Corey, a local fisherman and his grandmother Florence are linked with Iris’s past and play an important role in uncovering the secret.
A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea is a beautiful romance filled with drama, tears, and secrets. I liked the story line, it’s really interesting and heart-warming. But more than the plot, it was the setting, and the characterization which stole my heart. The locals are seemingly open and honest, and proud of their village. Letti’s family is loving, yet needy. Letti is kind, helpful, and emotional. She is not assertive; has her fears and insecurities, but is able to overcome them when the situation demands.
With her engaging diction, Eeles brings the beautiful quaint village to life. One can easily visualize the streets, shops, cliffs and shoreline of Heaven’s Cove.
Liz Eeles’s narration is exemplary; she knows the secret to holding the reader’s attention. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next book in the series.
A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea is an extremely gratifying read. Surely not to be missed!
I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Wordsopedia Rating 4/5
|Title: A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea||Author: Liz Eeles|
|Publisher: Bookouture||Publication date: May 19, 2021|
|Genre: Fiction–Romance||Format: Kindle|
|ASIN: B08YK81GP3||No. of Pages: 317|
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About the Author
Liz Eeles began her writing career as a journalist and press officer before deciding that she’d rather have the freedom of making things up as a novelist. She writes heart-warming and uplifting women’s fiction about families and relationships, and romantic comedies full of love and laughs.
Get in touch with the Author on her website.