I am trying to catch up on my backlog of recent reads since I have been hiatus-ing. And it will let me catch up with my reading since I’m not reading as fast these days and it’s taking me longer to get through a book.
Synopsis ~ Memories of May
They say that truth is stranger than fiction, but in Tarrin’s Bay, she’s about to find that love is stronger than time…
By day, single mother Olivia Chevalier runs the family’s bookstore and raises her nine-year-old daughter. By night, she escapes into a world of fiction where there is excitement, romance, and happy endings.
Both of her roles are endlessly rewarding, but Olivia’s life has not been without challenges, hard work, and disappointment. So when enigmatic travel writer Joel Foster walks into her bookstore – and her life – with his mantras of trying new things and taking risks, Olivia knows that nothing will change.
But when a family dilemma surfaces, Olivia is compelled to enroll in Joel’s writing course to tell the story of her grandmother’s life. With each new day and each new page, Olivia discovers secrets about her family and truths about herself, and finds herself yearning to rewrite the story she has planned and seek a life as intriguing as fiction.
If Olivia Chevalier’s head hadn’t been stuck in a book, she would have noticed a lookalike of the gorgeous fictional man she was reading about entering her bookstore. She also would have noticed him do a double take on spotting her seated behind the counter, and his hesitation as he picked up a random book from the display table and put it back down again. But the first she saw of him was his hand, on her counter, a pile of brochures grasped between the rugged, masculine fingers.
But she held onto his hand gently and he gave it a small shake. “And you’re Joel Foster. My mum told me. She also told me I have to let you eat the caterpillar.” [Loc 1727]
“I’m right here with you. Don’t be afraid.”
People only ever said that when there was something to be afraid of. [Loc 1813]
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