I am delighted to be hosting a spot on the Blog Tour for Holly Hepburn's newest release Escape to Darling Cove. I love Holly's books so I know a new book from her is always going to be a treat and this was no exception
Eve has always lived on Ennisfarne, an idyllic island just off the coast of Northumberland and only accessible when tides are low. There she runs a bar overlooking Darling Cove, a heavenly horseshoe-shaped beach named after her seafaring ancestors, whose links to the Farne Islands stretch back centuries.
Logan is a famous photographer desperate to evade the limelight after a difficult break-up. Renting a cottage from Eve, he chooses Ennisfarne in the hope of anonymity but is immediately spellbound by its natural beauty.
The pair don’t get off to the best start, butting heads over Eve’s adorable but boisterous Chocolate Labrador. But when Logan's true identity is revealed, Eve realises her new tenant isn’t quite the man she thought he was. Is it too late to start again or will Logan’s island escape be over almost before it’s begun?
I loved this book. Holly's books are always a treat and a real example for me of a pure comfort read. You just know that you can take one of her books, snuggle under a blanket and be in for a treat of an afternoon where you are transported to somewhere new with a host of lovely characters to spend some lovely time with.
Darling Cove is the story of Eve and Logan with the chapters alternating back and forth between their point of views. Logan arrives on the Island to get away from it all and hide from the world and Eve to a certain extent has been doing that all her life having rarely left the island with no desire to particularly do so at any point. I liked seeing their relationship grow over the course of the book from a rocky start to seeing them start to become friends as they start to understand one another more.
The real star of this book is the island itself and the community of characters featured. Within a few chapters I wanted to visit the island and spent time at the shop / deli, while away a few hours in the pub and go for long walks on the beach.
All in All I loved this treat of a book. Add it to your TBR pile. You won't be disappointed.