What if you had the chance to find a lost love?
Jess still thinks about the man who disappeared from her life seventeen years ago, and the tragedy that tore them apart. So when she discovers a hidden box of letters in her mother’s attic, Jess realises that the truth about why he walked away has been kept from her all this time.
Jess sets out to follow the faded postmarks across the country, determined that her journey will bring her closer to him. As each clue falls into place, Jess discovers new things about herself – and the man who once broke her heart. Maybe she can find him. Maybe their love story isn’t over.
Maybe one day, they will be together again…
The story begins as Jess is burying her mother, there very few people at the funeral Jess, her aunt Rosemary and husband her cousin Michael. You get the impression this is not an outgoing family, with no one allowed to show any emotions. Jess has been looking after her mum after she had had several strokes. There is no wake afterwards it’s like a normal day. Michael comes back to the house with Jess and opens the gin. He offers to help go through and bag up some of the things. It’s whilst they are in the loft that they come upon a shoebox, and inside were birthday cards to Jess’s dead daughter Grace from Joe Joe which was Grace’s dad. But Jess had never seen them, her mum had told her that Joe Joe had never wanted anything to do with her.
After Grace’s death Jess had had a breakdown. But had now tried to move on as much as she could. Michael hadn’t known about Grace. Jess I reeling from this discovery.
With the help of Michael and her old friend Belinda, go on a journey to try and find Joe Joe, Jess wants to find out the truth, this is a sad but also heartwarming story. The relationship between the characters is great. The way the story is written is beautiful, with some great characters introduced as they are on their journey, some great destinations.
I really enjoyed reading this, it’s not something I would normally pick up, but this had everything, believable characters, well written prose, and a brilliant storyline. I didn’t want it to end.
I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ a beautiful but heartbreaking read.
I would like to thank #netgalley and #Orion for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest, fair and unbiased review.