Last week I posted I was reading Summer at Urchin’s Bluff by Eliza Bennetts and asked people which square of Book Bingo they thought I might cross off with this book. Both Theresa and Melanie had a guess, both of which could have been right. It was a hard choice between Book with a place in the title or Book set on the Australian coast. I am currently reading the prefect book for the first guess, so I’m going with crossing off Book set on the Australian coast. For having a guess both will be receiving a cool bookmark I bought back all the way from Morocco last year.
Summer at Urchin’s Bluff was a fabulous read. I loved this book! It was such an enjoyable read, a story about taking chances on life, living for what you need and taking a chance on love, of choosing to live life in a way that makes you happy.
At the sight of the twinkling, crystal ocean her worries slid away, slipping from her shoulders like fine-spun silk.
This is just how the ocean makes me feel, so I was immediately drawn to the town of Urchin’s Bluff.
When Emma and her son Lincoln head to Urchin’s Bluff to stay with her friends, it’s just for a break from her marriage breaking down. Lincoln and Emma find peace and much more than they were expecting.
It was quiet but for the birds, and not for the first time Cole was struck by deep and resounding loneliness—an emptiness that was so pathetic it got on his nerves. Sometimes he worried the only thing that kept him from nose-diving into full-fledged depression was Bess, the border collie who danced at his feet.
I immediately felt drawn to Cole after this introduction to him, I know exactly how he feels at times. Cole is a firefighter who is drawn to Emma despite thinking its a bad idea. There are challenges ahead for both of them and Emma will have to make some big decisions about what sort of life she wants to live and what is best for her and Lincoln.
Emma’s friends are great secondary characters and for the most part they have Emma’s back. They do make one or two decisions or comments that influence Emma in the wrong way, but even best friends aren’t infallible.
I loved how Lincoln was drawn out of himself by the new men around him and by surfing, surfing seems to be a great way to overcome all sorts of issues.
Emma’s ex-husband is an a***ole who doesn’t deserve to have Lincoln as his son, or Emma as his ex-wife. When he enters the scene to cause some trouble, I wanted to smack him and smack Emma for even entertaining some of the thoughts she has.
Urchin’s Bluff is a small town I’d be more than happy to spend my days in, with great characters and a holiday feel, just like where I live used to be before progress happened. A great read, I can’t wait for Eliza Bennetts next book.
Thanks to Eliza Bennetts for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.