Sometimes escaping is the only possible choice.
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for Lucy’s Great Escape by Rosie Green.
Our thanks to the author and Rachel Random Resources for the advanced reader’s copy.
Title: Lucy’s Great Escape by Rosie Green.
Publication Date: Independently published (June 30, 2020)
Lucy never wanted to abandon her friends and family, and travel to the other side of the country to start a new life. And all without telling anyone where she was going. But these are desperate times. And finding herself with a nightmare of a dilemma, fleeing her home town seems like the only way she can protect herself and those she loves.
The Cornish town of Pengully Sands holds happy childhood memories for Lucy and seems the perfect place to escape to, although having little money and no friends, life at first seems grim.
But a chance meeting with Madison and the rest of the Little Duck Pond Cafe girls, plus a decidedly attractive local guy who won’t take no for an answer, gives Lucy a glimmer of hope for the future. Could she really settle in Pengully Sands and make a living by selling her watercolours in the little seaside town.
But just as life is starting to look rosier, it becomes clear that someone back home – the last person she ever wanted to see – has tracked her down.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
Lucy had lost her mother recently and was having trouble dealing with her grief. Her father was her safe harbor, and their connection became even more profound after her mother’s passing.
Things started to get complicated when Lucy’s father met the much younger and beautiful Eleonor. She tried to be happy for him, but she could not avoid feeling let down.
When it seemed that she was losing her mind, Lucy decided to let her father be happy and escaped to the Cornish coast in her mother’s camper van.
The characters are interesting and layered. Lucy has to face the harsh reality of being alone in the world. The challenge reshapes her and changes her into someone stronger and more adult.
Lucy’s Great Escape is a novella, but a lot goes on in the story. There is a little family drama, a cruel step-mother, an infatuated father, a heartless employer, old and new friends, and even a little romance.
It is a short and inspiring read that takes you to that lovely place where all problems get eventually solved, and everybody, after suffering a little, gets to live according to their dreams.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.
Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.
Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.
Rosie’s Little Duck Pond Cafe series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. Each book can be read as a stand-alone story. The latest, ‘A Cornish Summer Holiday’, is out now.
Watch out for further tales of the Little Duck Pond Cafe series: ‘Lucy’s Great Escape’, out in June 2020; and autumn release ‘Log Fires & Toffee Apple Cake’, published August 31st 2020.
Rosie has also written a full-length, stand-alone book, ‘Snowflakes over Moondance Cottage’, a heart-breaking but ultimately uplifting tale filled with the joy of the season.