Top positive review
A Welcome Escape
Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2020
A beautiful and moving tale revolving around the infinitely complicated relationships between mothers and daughters. Barbara O’Neal is so very wise in revealing the choices women make at the intersections of responsibilities and dreams; family bonds and individuality. A novel of secrets, second chances, forgiveness, and understanding. Women are portrayed in all phases of life, unvarnished in their flaws but displaying quiet strengths that grow stronger as the story unfolds. The setting is England’s Devon coast and is brought to life by Barbara O’Neal’s signature evocative writing. A very refreshing and ultimately hopeful tale that’s a perfect escape from the stressful times we are living in.