Saturday, July 22, 2017

EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Review: High Hopes by Sue Lilley

High Hopes
by Sue Lilley

“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.

Don’t miss out. Scroll up and click buy to start reading - a passionate and compulsive page turner from an exciting new voice in Romantic Fiction. High Hopes is sure to be one of the Bestselling Romance Novels of 2017.

Debby's Review:                     4 stars

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!

Happy Reading!

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