Emily Bradshaw waited over twenty years to see Connor again…
When her childhood friend, Connor Walsh, returns home to see his ailing father, Emily is elated to be reunited with the handsome man who moved to London so many years ago. But excitement fades to disappointment when he doesn’t remember her—or their first kiss. With her crush on Connor still in full swing, she’s determined to enjoy the short time he’s in Fermosa Bay, even though she knows her heart will break when he returns to his life in London.
When Connor receives news that his biological father is terminally ill, he returns to Fermosa Bay, Australia.
With memories of his childhood tucked fondly in the back of his mind, returning to the small, coastal town leaves him to wonder how life would have been if his mother had never taken him away. Would he have been married and had children? Perhaps with Emily Bradshaw…
Secrets from long ago begin to unfold…
As Connor and his father grow closer, Connor learns his parents have a broken love story of their own. Will the echoes of the past lure him into staying, maybe for good? Or will he relive his parents’ tragic story and flee to London?
Walking away from a real chance at true love…
A reunion romance and so much more; ‘Echoes of the Past’ explores Connor’s suppressed childhood memories, when he reunites with his father after twenty years. His childhood friendship group have remained almost intact and they help him to rekindle what he has lost and solve the mystery behind his childhood amnesia.
Emily the girl he kissed at seven years old has blossomed and their attraction is immediate. Hers goes deeper than the physical; she believes Connor is her soul mate. Connor, damaged by his loveless childhood and teenage and more recently by a gold digging girlfriend, is too frightened to look beyond the present.
The sweet romance interwoven with sensuality is lovely. For me, it’s the relationship between Connor and his father Jack that’s most poignant.
Well written characters showcase a multitude of emotions. Notably humour sadness, friendship and self-centredness. The setting and the sense of community shared about Fermosa Bay, adds another layer to this story and makes me want to discover what happens next…
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
Echoes of the Past by Iris Blobel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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