This is the first time I have read a book by Anne Stormont and the second in the series. You can read this novel as a stand alone.

We follow the story of Rachel and Jack. They are in a kindof relationship but both want very different things. Rachel almost wants a companion but also wants to be independent and do what she wants without having to please anyone else and Jack wants a wife and stability. The one thing I felt throughout the novel was they were not really listening to each others wants and needs and there was a real lack of communication between one another. Which I suppose this is common in a relationship. 

Anne’s writing transforms you from the sofa to either Skye or Israel and she almosts wants to place you at the scene so you get a front row seat so you can see everything and the story unfold in front of your eyes. I could hear, smell and almost touch everything in the scene. 

You get the feeling that both Jack and Rachel do want a happily ever after but this means different things to both people. You are flooded with romance and emotion and of course the story does not run smoothly. You see them deal with some difficult situations and issues both personal and political and I felt the issues are very inkeeping of current stories in the press. 

I loved this novel so much, I have purchased the rest of Anne’s books and to be me that is a real testament to how good they were. Thank you Anne for sharing your amazing book, I cannot wait to read the next. 

About the Book

Can love truly heal old wounds? Can the past ever be put peacefully to rest?

Falling in love is the easy bit. Happy ever after requires work, commitment and honesty. She wants him to be her friend and lover. He wants her as his wife. Can a compromise by reached? Or are things truly over between them?

When former Edinburgh policeman Jack Baxter met crofter and author Rachel Campbell at her home on the Scottish island of Skye, they fell in love. It was a second chance at happiness for them both. But after Jack proposes marriage, it becomes clear they want different things.  

Then, as Rachel prepares to return to the Middle East to work on a peacemaking project that’s close to her heart, and as Jack’s past catches up with him, it seems their relationship is doomed. 

Can Rachel compromise on her need to maintain her hard-won independence?

Can Jack survive the life-threatening situation in which he finds himself? 

Will they get the chance to put things right between them?

About the Author 

Anne writes contemporary romantic fiction where the main characters are older – but not necessarily wiser. She hopes the stories she tells will entertain, but she also hopes they will move, challenge and inspire her readers. Anne is a Scot, living in the land of her birth. She is a retired teacher and when she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, country walks and gardening – and the occasional pillion ride on her husband’s motorbike. She also loves spending time with friends and family – especially her two grandchildren. 

If you would like to purchase any of Anne’s books or to catch up with what she is up to please click here

This book tour was arranged by  Love Book Groups 

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