On the morning of Lily’s twenty-fifth birthday, it’s time to open the very last letter written to her by her beloved mother, who died when she was eight.
Learning more about the first and only real love of her mum’s life is a revelation. On the same day, Lily also meets Eddie Tessler, a man fleeing fame who just might have the ability to change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend Dan has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie’s attentions.
Before long, secrets begin to emerge and Lily’s friends and family become involved. In the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, nothing will ever be the same again…
My second book by Mansell, it has the same humor, sweetness, and swoon-worthy moments as the first book. I love that her books are relatively clean — a bit of language, but no steamy scenes. Her books don’t need them. By the time you get to the end, you’re so engrossed in the character’s lives that you just want to re-read (or re-listen) to the confessions of love over and over again. I also love all of her subplots! Each book is like reading several stories in one.
Side note: I listened to this book. As an American listening to a British story by a British author, I highly recommend audiobooks! It’s so much fun to hear how we pronounce things differently and definitely helps you feel like you’re there.
PG-13 for swearing (though it’s not excessive). Get your copy here.