Two years ago Carly Roberts split from her lover, Daniel Edwards,
after he caused a terrible sailing accident that cost her both the use
of her right leg and her Olympic dreams. Unable to watch his climb to
double Olympic success, she stayed in the Cornish village they grew up
in, while he travelled the world.
Racked with guilt, knowing he
destroyed her future, Daniel has finally returned home to make amends.
But he didn’t expect to fall in love with her again.
Carly has her
own life now and it doesn’t include him. She can’t forgive him for the
catastrophic injuries that changed her life. While the storms of a
Cornish winter lash their village home, can Daniel persuade her to give
him a second chance?
by Lucy Oliver
Lucy Oliver grew up by the sea and particularly loved walking along the
harbour in winter, when the streets were deserted and waves crashed
against the seawalls. Now living inshore, she likes to return to those
memories by writing passionate romances set against the backdrop of wild
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Winter Storms was inspired by an image; a glimpse of wet cobbles in a
seaside town. The fishing village of Haven Bay grew from this picture,
along with the vision of a girl with bright red hair walking along the
harbour, leaning on a stick. It is a story of love, forgiveness and
learning to accept the twists and turns of fate.
I've actually just finished reading this one (I'll be posting a review up at Amazon UK and Goodreads later this evening), but I thought I'd add a few words here, too. This story is so full of atmospheric details of the Cornish coast, that you are literally sucked in to Ms Oliver's world - so much that you can almost feel the salty sea spray on your face and the snow-covered cobbles beneath your feet. I've been to similar coastal towns, and this book definitely reminded me of them! As to the characters, I have to give kudos for the author's ability to portray the heroine so beautifully. Carly is flawed, and not just physically. It's almost painful - but ultimately satisfying - to watch how she gradually works her way from bitter recluse, to someone who is capable of letting go of the past, and grasping the possibility of a future that she had thought was lost forever.
The cast of supporting characters is also fabulous - a vast array of locals, each with their own back story, and each bringing depth to the overall story. This was an absorbing read!
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