“Secrets At The Last House Before The Sea” by Liz Eeles – Book Review

With a stunning setting, empathetic characters, and a myriad of secrets, this warm-hearted romance novel ticked all the boxes. I mean, with a place called Heaven’s Cove, how could it not?

The ramshackle old Driftwood House high on the hill overlooking the scenic Devon coast was a host to the secrets that shrouded Rosie’s life. She hasn’t returned to her home is some time and has been living and working in Spain. Now, sadly, her mother Sofia has passed away at a very early age due to a stroke. Rosie returns to Driftwood House to sort her Mum’s affairs. She discovers secret after secret and more than one unwelcome surprise.  She begins to wonder… did she know her mother at all??? The tiny village and its gossiping residents welcome Rosie back into the fold and local farmer Liam helps her out sprucing up the old house.

Themes of betrayal, bereavement, duplicity, and family secrets permeate the story.

As with many a romance novel, this one was fairly predictable. However… the journey to the predictable ending was an entertaining and enjoyable one.

This book was the first in a series of four titles set in the charming Heaven’s Cove, Devon. I intend to read them all!

3.5 stars rounded up for Goodreads, NetGalley and Amazon.This review was written voluntarily and my rating was in no way influenced by the fact that I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel from Bookouture via NetGalley.

ISBN: 9781838887421 – Pbk ISBN: 9781838887438 – ASIN: ‎ B08TMCGYKR

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Liz Eeles worked as a journalist and press officer for years and brought up a family, all the while writing fiction on the quiet.

She has now written six romantic comedies for Bookouture, set in glorious Cornwall and the beautiful Cotswolds. She is currently writing heart-warming women’s fiction – four books so far – set in heavenly Devon.

Liz loves the sea, and lives on the Sussex coast near Brighton with her husband. Most of her writing days are spent at her desk near a window that overlooks the South Downs.She can be found there, working on her next book, except when she’s procrastinating. Her favourite ways to procrastinate include gazing at photos of her gorgeous grandson, binge-watching box sets, meeting up with friends, and strolling on the beach.

Connect with Liz Eeles via her website, Twitter, and/or Instagram.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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5 Responses to “Secrets At The Last House Before The Sea” by Liz Eeles – Book Review

  1. Carla says:

    I have read and enjoyed all four of the books in this series. I loved the setting and the more serious themes in this book and the others.

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  3. I keep meaning to try a Liz Eeles book. Maybe I should start with this one?

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