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When Claire’s Grandmother arranges for her to work on a cottage renovation with the rather plain and seemingly uninteresting Kris, she could never imagine just how pivotal this will be in her life.  Having survived an horrific car crash she is living a quiet and limited life compared to her previous existence as a famous lesbian about town.  Kris has been existing and no more in New York City, in a boring job with no prospects and very little money.  With no friends and family who don’t approve of her sexuality, she jumps at the chance to do something different.  For each woman life seems to be passing them by and love an unlikely prospect.  J M Dragon tells the story of how they come to know each other, how they begin to become the women they were meant to be.  The path we end up on doesn’t have to be how we live our lives.  With a push and a little mysterious help from a special cottage and a intuitive, kind housekeeper, Shirley, Claire and Kris change.  This was a slow-burning love story with an interesting ambience and a few mysteries and secrets that were teased out along the way.  I loved how Claire changed from an spoilt rich kid into someone i could really root for.  Circumstances made her who she was but she began to realise that she didn’t have to tread that path forever.  Kris was so unsure of herself and she really grew as a person and as her confidence grew, Claire began to see a beauty in her.  I thought the internal dialogue of the characters throughout the book gave an insight into how they were changing.  This book was about finding the person you need and in doing so becoming a better person yourself.  It was about seeing past the surface and letting love take over.  The two main characters were so right for each other but it took a push and a nudge and a certain enigmatic housekeeper.  This was a sweet love story with a twist

I was given this ARC free by Affinity ebooks in return for an honest review.

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