Looking for a new read ahead of the weekend? We’re currently engrossed in Meet Me on the Beach by Hilary Boyd, a lovely seaside novel, which explores love, duty and faith.
Where do you run when your heart’s breaking all the rules?
When pillar-of-the-community Harry Stewart dies of a sudden heart attack, the whole village is devastated – except for his wife Karen, the only one who really knew the abusive alcoholic Harry had become. Suddenly freed from this oppressive marriage, Karen is nonetheless wracked with guilt about the circumstances of her husband’s death, and sees the presence of her spoiled step-daughter, Sophie, as a suitable purgatory. Her only comfort in her grief and isolation is William, the sympathetic local vicar. As Karen shares her secret, William’s listening ear soon becomes a shoulder to cry on, and before long Karen realises she is falling in love. But William has a wife and teenaged daughter, not to mention a parish to watch over – and be watched by. As the pressure becomes too much to bear, Karen flees to the seaside and to Mike Best’s beach café. But when William suddenly turns up again in her life, can they persuade each other to take one final leap of faith together?
Would you like to win a copy? Simply comment before midday on Wednesday 4th November and let us know why you’d like to read Meet Me on the Beach. One winner will be chosen at random after the closing date and notified via the email address they used to enter.