Title: High Hopes
Author: Sue Lilley
Publisher: Sue Lilley
Cover Artist: Humble Nations
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Romance Genre(s): Contemporary
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About the Book
“It was one stolen night. He was my soulmate and I’d never felt more alive. I couldn’t tell him I got pregnant. It would’ve ruined everything. But now his daughter wants to meet him and I need to make things right.” Another tear escaped down her cheek. “Everybody’s going to hate me.”
Three friends are rocked when a 20-year secret blows their world apart. Steamy, passionate, and unpredictable. If you like sizzling love triangles you won’t want to miss it.
Grace has kept her heart-breaking secret for twenty years – a love child she gave up for adoption. She was a penniless student - how could she raise a baby alone? Then she receives a letter out of the blue. Her long-lost daughter is searching for answers.
Her two best friends are married and don’t know one of them is the girl’s father. If Grace confesses now, the marriage will be destroyed and it will surely be the end of their lifelong friendship. But what choice does Grace have?
Set in the wilds of Poldark-country – the stormy cliffs and windswept beaches of picturesque Cornwall – an engrossing saga filled with suspense, simmering jealousy and heartbreak. Can a future be built on the quicksand of secrets and lies? Surely there can be no second chances when three friends discover they don’t know each other at all.
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Secrets have a tendency to reveal themselves. Grace’s secret is about to do just that. Twenty years ago, she gave up her baby for adoption. She considered her to be a love child but the father, Sam, was in love with another, Dixie. Dixie and Sam were also her best friends and she did not want to ruin that friendship. Now, twenty years later, she has received a letter from her long-lost daughter and she wants to meet her birth parents. Grace is afraid she will ruin her best friends’ marriage when she reveals her secrets. She also fears it could the end of their long friendship. Grace feels she has no choice but to reveal her secret.
Set in Cornwall, the wild setting is perfect for this story of jealousy, betrayal and three friends who realize they really do not know each other as well as they thought. High Hopes is about so much more than just Grace, Dixie and Sam. There are some wonderful secondary characters without whom there would not be a happy ending. Danny is one of the most important of these. He seems to be the one that cuts through everything using wit, and snarky charm. In addition, we travel with Grace into her past, seeing all the mistake she made, revealing how truly imperfect she and all of us truly are. At forty, these three friends realize they still have some growing up to do. With a little help from friends, they learn to accept the past. Once they all do that; the future seems brighter.
High Hopes offer so much more than just a story. With an intricate plot that unfolds gradually and more than a few surprises to keep us turning the pages, Sue Lilley has also included sensuality that touches the soul, secret feelings that should not be secret, misunderstandings that make for erroneous conclusions and love with enough second chances to make everyone happy. Pick up High Hopes and find some High Hopes for yourself.
I received a free copy for my honest review!
Review by Debby
About Sue Lilley
Described as an exciting new voice in Women’s Fiction, Sue Lilley lives in the north east of England, when she isn’t escaping somewhere else in her imagination. She is often found eavesdropping for inspiration. Her first two novels were well received. Another Summer is “an alluring example of its genre”. High Hopes is “a story that holds immense appeal for readers who like plots containing sizzling love triangles.” She is hard at work on her third novel.
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