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Monday 4 March 2024

The Secret Beach by Veronica Henry

 The cover of The Secret Beach by Veronica Henry

Dear friends. A new Veronica Henry, just what we need as we wait impatiently for spring to start! Her novels are a balm for the soul, providing scenic seaside locations and tough emotional decisions. It's my turn on the blog tour today for The Secret Beach. 

Image showing the blog tour dates for The Secret Beach by Veronica Henry, with Is This Mutton's review

Publisher's Description

Nikki finally owns the little coastguard cottage of her dreams - and it's a few steps away from the hidden beach that means so much to her.

But when a handwritten note lands on her doorstep, she realises it's only a matter of time before the heartbreaking truth of her past is uncovered.

Twenty years ago, her whole world was turned upside-down when a terrible storm rolled into the small seaside town of Speedwell.

Ever since that night, Nikki has been keeping a secret. One she knows has the potential to destroy the lives of those she loves most.

Because as sure as the tide turns, there are no secrets in a small town...

My Thoughts 

If you want magical, uplifting fiction, Veronica Henry is your woman. She specialises in a particular oeuvre: middle class folk living in picture postcard seaside villages. They often have problems or emotional issues, but these are always handled sensitively and realistically. 

Behind the Farrow & Ball painted doors and roses in the garden there is often heartbreak or secrets. She writes very well about family dynamics and relationships, and they are not always rosy.

The Secret Beach has memorable characters. I don't want to give any spoilers but the story unfolds at a gentle pace and "the reveal" builds nicely, taking us to satisfying  conclusions.

A great read for when you want some escapism and good storytelling with a dash of romance.

About the Author

Veronica Henry has always been involved in storytelling, from her first job typing scripts for The Archers to being writer-in-residence on the Venice-Simplon Orient Express. She was a scriptwriter for many years, working on best-loved dramas including Heartbeat and Holby City. She has written over twenty novels, all published by Orion. She lives on the North Devon coast where she loves walking on the beach, swimming in the sea or watching the sun set with a killer negroni. 

Find out more at www.veronicahenry.co.uk or follow her on social media @veronica_henry. 

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1 comment

  1. Ooh this sounds perfect! I don't read a lot but I try to find something to read for the Summer when I go to the Summer house and this sounds like it fits like a glove. I'll be checking this out, thank you very much! x

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog


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