Monday, 17 August 2015

A Time for Living (Polwenna Bay Book 2) by Ruth Saberton

What They Say:

Is there ever a right time for love?

Feisty horsewoman, Morwenna Tremaine, has always known what she wants from life and success as a three day event rider is all she's ever dreamed of. Mo has neither the time nor the inclination for love. Even if she did it wouldn't be with a man who stands for everything she despises...

Beneath a tough and determined exterior, businessman Ashley Carstairs harbours a dark secret that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. Although aware that he is heading for trouble, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the one woman he knows he should stay away from - for both their sakes.

As the autumn nights draw in and the trickling sands of time gather speed, emotions run higher than the tides and Mo finds herself unable to step away. What is Ashley hiding? Is there more to him that meets the eye? And will his secret destroy everything she now holds dear?

What I Say:

I would like to thank Ruth Saberton for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Ruth takes us back into the lovely village of Polwenna Bay, a couple of months on from the first book in this series Runaway Summer.

This books follows the story of Mowenna or Mo Tremaine, Mo is just about holding on to her business and her temper, she is also left wondering why her arch enemy Ashley (Cashley to the locals) Carstairs left her the woods they were bitterly fighting over.  Ashley having disappeared from Polwenna Bay returns to set Mo heart fluttering although she tries to deny how much he affects her.

Don't get me wrong this isn't just about Mo and Ashley, it's about how a small villages can come together to save to try and save the local church with hilarious consequences.  Unlike the original books in the series this is told from Mo, Ashley and Jules (the local vicars PoV).  I loved Mo in book one and was so pleased to find that this was her story.  Ashley certainly comes into his own in the book and at times Ruth had me crying my eyes out.

The two characters I really loved were Jules and Danny (Mo's brother) and can't wait to read more about these two.  One character from book one I missed was Danny's son Morgan. 

A really enjoyable and emotional read.  I for one can't wait to read more books in this series, with a big family of Tremaines to write about, plus a whole host of other characters I hope Ruth writes a lot more stories about Polwenna Bay.

5 out of 5 Stars

About The Author

Ruth Saberton always knew she wanted to be a writer. From an early age she was busy filling note books with stories and rather than hero worshipping Wham and Duran Duran (which ages her!) Ruth's heroes were Jilly Cooper and Jackie Collins. Several attempts at bodice rippers later, Ruth turned her attention to romance and now focuses on writing romantic comedies. Her debut novel, 'Katy Carter Wants a Hero' was championed by Richard and Judy and nominated for the RNA's Romantic Comedy of the Year Award as well as being described by Heat Magazine as, 'the heir apparent to Bridget Jones'. Ruth writes under her own name, but also has several pen names which include Jessica Fox, Georgie Carter, Holly Cavendish and Lucy Hepburn. Her boyfriend says he has many women all rolled into one! 

Ruth is published by Orion, Pan Macmillan, Harper Collins and Notting Hill Press. Although she loves the UK, Ruth now lives in the Caribbean where she continues to write romances, teen novels and planning that bodice ripper! Her latest book, Escape for the Summer, is set in Cornwall but she is currently writing one set on Grand Cayman.

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