Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Book Review - Belonging by Rhoda Baxter

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Title: Belonging
Author: Rhoda Baxter
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Publisher supplied copy
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 17th September 2018
Rating: 4 Stars

She’s grieving her lost love. He’s searching for his lost niece. Can attraction overcome family loyalty in this enemies to lovers romance?

Hiding away in a tiny Yorkshire village, Harriet is grieving for her lost love. His family won’t talk to her and she can’t move on from from his death. All this changes when his daughter, Niamh, turns up on her doorstep, needing a sympathetic ear.

Tim thinks Harriet broke up his sister’s marriage all those years ago. His sister’s enemies are his enemies. When his niece runs away to Harriet’s house, he knows he has to get her back before his sister finds out. But that means talking with Harriet.

As they work together to console Niamh and get her home safely, Tim and Harriet become increasingly attracted to each other. 

But with attraction comes guilt.

Can they overcome their respective loyalties and give in to love?

If you like sweet romances with smart dialogue and realistic characters, you’ll love this second book in the Trewton Royd novella series by award nominated author Rhoda Baxter. Buy Belonging and enjoy a British small town romance today.

I really enjoyed this new novella from Rhoda Baxter.  It is perhaps a bit grittier than I was expecting but it makes for a far more compelling story. 

The characters are really well formed and you really get a sense of what they have been through, something that isn't always the case in shorter books. 

Belonging is a rather apt title, as this is about a couple of people who really are trying to get a better sense of belonging in their lives. 

There is also the opening stages of a romance, that depending on your point of view is either quite sweet or rather inappropriate. 

I loved Niamh, she is 14, still grieving for her father a year on, but not getting much support from her mum. She knows who she wants to talk to about her father and is prepared to do anything to get to them.   At the same time Harriet is grieving Richard's loss and really is struggling with her life.  

Loved how although the two women had barely met before they were able to take comfort from each others acquaintance. 

Really enjoyed my visit to Trewton Royd and meeting these lovely characters.   

Thank you to Rhoda Baxter for this copy which i have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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