Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay

Journey of Love and Healing

“Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay” is the first book I’ve read by Kate Darroch, and it certainly won’t be the last. I was initially drawn to the book by its captivating cover art and intriguing storyline, and it did not disappoint.

The story brings to life the struggles and triumphs of two deeply flawed but ultimately lovable characters. Eric, an alcoholic former journalist, is trying to straighten out his life and give up drinking. Lily, haunted by memories of domestic abuse, is battling her own demons. They meet by chance in the beautiful Welcombe Bay, each dealing with serious life problems and not looking for romance. However, lasting love has a way of finding them.

The author beautifully captures the setting, making you feel as if you are right there with Eric and Lily. Her writing is vivid and immersive, drawing you into the landscape and the lives of her characters. The story is heartfelt and poignant, exploring themes of recovery, redemption, and the transformative power of love and faith. Both Eric and Lily face significant emotional and financial challenges, but their journey together is inspiring. Their growth and healing are portrayed with sensitivity and depth, making their relationship feel authentic and meaningful.

Overall, “Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay” is a compelling and heartwarming read. The author’s ability to create relatable characters and a captivating storyline makes this book a standout. Whether you’re a fan of cozy mysteries, love stories, or tales of personal growth and redemption, this book has something for everyone. I highly recommend it and look forward to reading more from Kate Darroch!

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

 

Welcombe Bay

Note: I received a copy of this book from the author and was not required to write a positive review.

Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay is on tour with Celebrate Lit.

Author: Kate Darroch

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release date: October 29, 2023

The story of an alcoholic former journalist, Eric, who is trying to straighten out his life and give up drinking, and Lily, a woman haunted by memories of domestic abuse, who meet and miracle in gorgeous Welcombe Bay. Both are coping with serious life problems, and neither is looking for romance. But lasting love is looking for them. Can these broken souls overcome their emotional and financial challenges, and help each other to heal through the transformative power of their love and faith?

 

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About the Author

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Kate Darroch lives on the picturesque Devon coastline, where she combines her passion for cozy sleuths and her experiences of life as it’s lived in many countries to create compelling Travel Cozies.

Màiri Maguire, a Scots Irish teacher from 1970s Glasgow, heroine of debut novel, “Death in Paris”, has earned Kate many international book awards, including Readers Favorite Gold Medal for Humor, consolidating her reputation as a notable author. Kate hopes her readers will enjoy Màiri’s adventures as much as she enjoys Father Brown, Sherlock Holmes, and that old, old movie, the Perils of Pauline.

Next, Kate created Huntingdon Hart, a dry, witty, prescient, multi-millionaire, tongue-in-cheek cross between James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, who’s in love with a much older woman.

Kate’s most recent work is the Christian Second Chance for Lasting Love series, Sweets By the Sea, a saga of Recovery and Redemption; which her readers say is even sweeter than Màiri’s adventures.

More from Kate

If you want incident-crammed stories that seamlessly integrate Christian values, you’re in the right place. Why is that? Because my own Christian faith is a seamless part of my life. How can you separate everyday life and faith? Don’t ask me, because I can’t.

I wrote Màiri Maguire to make people laugh during a dark time; and I wrote Eric and Lily to give hope and understanding to the families of addicts in recovery, to shine a light on thought processes and emotions which are opaque to most of us; and which those of us with a friend or loved one in recovery would like to understand better. Because I’m a storyteller, not a counsellor, I also tried to tell you a story that would make you both laugh and cry, a story worth taking time to enjoy. I hope that you will decide to spend a little time with Eric and Lily, and that you will find the expenditure of your time to be worthwhile.

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To celebrate her tour, Kate is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of the four books in the series: Cookies & Eggnog from Welcombe Bay, Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay, Christmas in Welcombe Bay and New Beginnings in Welcombe Bay!!

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