Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for Autumn Dreams at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour. Also thank you to the author and publisher for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
When her dreams of young love were cruelly shattered, Nerissa Morgan found it hard to move on. Now, at forty-three, everyone around her is enjoying life while she’s just going through the motions. With her boss retiring and rumours of a new doctor coming in to take over the practice she manages, change is coming, whether she’s ready for it or not.
Following the death of his beloved wife, Tom Nelson buried himself in work at his busy inner-London GP practice. When his teenage children find themselves in trouble at school, he realises he’s completely lost touch with them. Desperate to reconnect before it’s too late, he whisks his family away to the pretty seaside village of Mermaids Point determined to make a fresh start.
But all is not as idyllic as it seems. With his predecessor reluctant to let go of the reins and the children as distant as ever, the last thing Tom needs is an undeniable attraction to the woman he unexpectedly finds himself sharing a roof with…
First of all I have to say how much I loved this book! The fact that there was a little bit of everything from new beginnings to second chances made that so very easy. That’s without adding in the wonderful themes of family and of course love that is right at its heart. For me the emotional thread that ran throughout also gave this book so much depth. In no time at all I had come to care about the characters and their various situations. Along with hoping they would find happiness.
Even though I was sad to leave Laurie and Jake in book one, Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point. I have to admit I couldn’t wait to read Nerissa’s story. Although luckily Sarah Bennett did a wonderful job of keeping the warm and loveable family connection running throughout this book too. Even though this is book two in the Mermaids Point series, I thought it completely worked as a standalone. However if you do get chance why not start with book one because it really is a gorgeous story and I wouldn’t want you to miss out!
What can I say about the characters?! Well they definitely pulled at my heartstrings. The heartfelt moments were expertly woven into the story as the characters came to terms with grief, family situations and life in general. The romance itself played out in a way that completely captured my attention. There was an almost gentle feel to it and I thought that this fit the characters personalities perfectly. Nerissa is a character that I easily connected with and if I’m honest I think I fell for Tom a little myself. I couldn’t help but root for this pair. Along with getting caught up in the warm and sweet feel of their connection. It was just like being wrapped up in an inviting and comforting hug.
For me this series has such a magical and heartwarming feel to it. With the characters and the setting of Mermaids Point making it extra special. I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series! It’s safe to say that Autumn Dreams at Mermaids Point charmed me from first page to last!
Sarah Bennett is the bestselling author of several romantic fiction trilogies including those set in Butterfly Cove and Lavender Bay. Born and raised in a military family she is happily married to her own Officer and when not reading or writing enjoys sailing the high seas.
Social Media Links
Newsletter Sign Up Link http://bit.ly/SarahBennettNewsletter