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5.0 out of 5 starsReturning to First Loves
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 25, 2023
A lovely new short story. I think it was about returning to first loves: the boy, the sister, the books she read in the bookstore attached to their family's Red Rose Cottage.
The protagonist's journey begins after years of shutting out memories of Maine. "She could even forget that she had once been considered the girl most likely to become somebody, when she’d turned out to be nobody in particular."
She walks dogs, and rescues one neglected by her divorce lawyer. She responds to an urgent call to return home. She meets her niece.
It ends with her remembering everything, and recognizing love for the first time, in the people and places waiting for her. Plus the bookstore is a nice touch.
I thought it was perfectly complete as a short story.