Sunday, 16 May 2021

Book Review - The House of New Beginnings - Lucy Diamond

The House of New BeginningsThe House of New Beginnings by Lucy Diamond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Number 11, Dukes Square, looks just like the other houses on the Brighton seafront: a Regency terrace with elegant sash windows, a winding staircase, and post piled up in the hall for its tenants. It might be part of the city's history, but it's also a place of brand new beginnings.

Georgie has followed her childhood sweetheart to Brighton but is determined to carve out a career for herself in journalism. Throwing herself into the city's delights is fun and exciting, but before she knows it, she's sliding into all kinds of trouble . . .

Charlotte's in the city for a new start, hoping to keep her head down and somehow get over the heartbreaking loss she's suffered in the past. But Margot, the stylish old lady on the top floor, has other ideas. Like it or not, Charlotte must confront the outside world, and the possibilities it still holds.

A terrible revelation sent Rosa running from London to start again as a sous chef. The work is gruelling and thankless but it's a distraction at least . . . until she comes up against the stroppy teenager next door who challenges her on her lifestyle choices. What if Rosa's passion for food could lead her to more interesting places?

As the three tenants find each other, it's as if a whole new chapter of their lives has begun. 

If you want a feel good book you can't go far wrong with this one. Set in Brighton, the House of New Beginnings features a house divided into flats and its various tenants. Most of them are there for a new start, even if they're not ready for it. Then there is the elegant Margot who lives on the top floor. It's an easy read following the various characters and their lives which gradually intertwine more and more. Reading this was enjoyable on a wet weekend!

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  1. Thanks for the review, Wendy! Always interesting and insightful!

  2. This sounds like a comfy read. Thanks for the review.

  3. How nice that you have time and quietness to read ! I can't concentrate and read blog posts !


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