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Summer in Bellbird Bay Kindle Edition
Can Bellbird Bay provide solace to these two broken souls?
When Ailsa McNeil’s marriage falls apart, an invitation to spend the summer with an old friend in Bellbird Bay offers her the opportunity to escape and regroup. What she doesn’t expect is to meet her friend’s twin brother, the first man to stir her emotions when she was an impressionable nineteen-year-old.
As a young man, Martin Cooper couldn’t wait to leave Bellbird Bay. He has spent the past thirty years travelling the world and has accomplished his dream of becoming a celebrated travel photographer. But it has come at a price and, when his career and personal life take a downward turn, he returns to his hometown to consider his future.
When an accident thrusts the two together, their earlier attraction resurfaces. Torn between the desire to protect herself from further hurt and her renewed feelings for the man she’s never forgotten, can Ailsa find happiness again or is it too late?
A heartwarming tale of family, friends, and how a second chance at love can happen when you least expect it.④
- ASIN : B09M9HD2W8
- Publisher : Cala Publishing (February 22, 2022)
- Publication date : February 22, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 873 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 289 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #381,305 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Ailsa McNeil, 52 years old, has just learned that her twenty-five year marriage to her husband Bob, (suddenly and somewhat mysteriously behaving like a “surly loner”, distancing himself in all forms of communication from his wife, including the marriage bed), is in dire jeopardy.
Distraught, Alison accepts an invitation from a University chum, Bev Cooper, to spend the remaining two months of summer with her at her lovely cottage in Bellbird Bay.
As Alison struggles to accept and plan for what seems to be the imminent collapse of life as she knows it, the beauty and community presented by the idyllic bay becomes a sort of refuge, a place to heal, and a chance for Alison to discover new beginnings. It also, unwittingly, sets Alison directly in the path of Martin, Bev’s long-absent twin brother, now a world-class photographer and a blast-from-the-past threatening Ali’s sanctuary (one she would so much rather continue to forget).
Thanks to the author, and the publisher for an ARC of this book. All thoughts presented are my own.
Ailsa is heartbroken when her husband ends their marriage, their two sons are at university now and he felt it was time to be honest and Ailsa needs some time to come to terms with it all and with an invitation from her best friend Bev who lives in the beautiful beachside town of Bellbird Bay in Queensland, Ailsa jumps at the chance and takes off for sunny Queensland for two months she does not ever think she will run into Bev’s twin brother Martin again after all of these years and he does bring back some memories.
Martin Cooper is a freelance photographer who has won many awards and traveled the world but at the age of eighteen he wanted nothing more than to get out of Bellbird Bay but when his life is turned upside down he goes home to his sister to re-think his life, finding Ailsa there is not what he expected and he needs to steer clear of her as feelings from long ago are surfacing and he is remembering that one night long ago.
When Bev is hurt Ailsa and Martin join together to help and this brings them closer together, both have things that they need to sort out in their lives and they find it easy to open up to one another and before long feelings are getting harder to ignore and a pull towards each other is building. Family and life can get in the way at times and Ailsa is so unsure of what the future olds and when a misunderstanding pulls them apart it takes a phone call to get them back on track. A beautiful story filled with emotion and feeling as two people journey an up and down hill battle find their HEA in the most beautiful of settings and ways, I do look forward to more in this series. I loved this one and can highly recommend it.
Top reviews from other countries
How to deal with a situation that is no way expected. How does a family cope, with misunderstanding situations as a whole and individually and the importance of communication.
I like the fact it related to mature aged and younger people.
A book dealing with a possible real life changing situations.
Kept me interested.