Midwife Izzy is devastated to learn that her beloved grandmother is dying. Abandoned as a baby by her own mother, her grandparents have been the only family Izzy has ever known and she wants to spend every last precious moment with them.
The new locum vicar, Noah, is wonderful support – kind, considerate and always there for Izzy whenever she needs a shoulder to cry on. But secretly Noah is battling his own doubts about his faith – how can he offer Izzy comfort if he doesn’t truly believe his own words?
When Izzy and Noah are brought together to support grieving parents, Noah reaches his breaking point. He can’t stay in Port Agnes and live a lie. But Izzy is adamant it’s the only place she can be….
Will love find a way or will Izzy’s hopes of a future be dashed?
I received a copy of this book from the publisher.
Life’s beginnings and endings define this emotional and heartwarming story. Izzy experiences an emotional journey of loss and love. Her grandparents are lovely people who have brought Izzy up, and her grandmother’s illness makes her vulnerable. Gradually she realises the value of good friendships and understanding from the other midwives and the new vicar, Noah. Full of poignancy and gentle humour, this is a page-turner that touches your heart. Authentic characters, a coastal setting, and an engagingly emotional plot make this one of my favourite books I’ve read this year.
Jo Bartlett is the bestselling author of nineteen women’s fiction titles. She fits her writing in between her two day jobs as an educational consultant and university lecturer and lives with her family and three dogs on the Kent coast. Boldwood published the first title in The Cornish Midwife Series – part of a twelve-book deal – in April 2021.