Wednesday 27 May 2020

Guest Review: A Wedding at the Beach Hut by Veronica Henry

Escape to Everdene Sands, where the sun is shining - but is the tide about to turn?
Robyn and Jake are planning their dream wedding at the family beach hut in Devon. A picnic by the turquoise waves, endless sparkling rosé and dancing barefoot on the golden sand . . .
But Robyn is more unsettled than excited. She can't stop thinking about the box she was given on her eighteenth birthday, and the secrets it contains. Will opening it reveal the truth about her history - and break the hearts of the people she loves most?
As the big day arrives, can everyone let go of the past and step into a bright new future?

Review: How nice to be back in the little Devon seaside town of Everdene, with its line of beach huts down by the shore. Veronica Henry has charmed me with many books centred on these little home from homes and I feel full of anticipation at the thought of beginning another such story. Add to that the promise of a wedding in such an idyllic setting, and I couldn’t wait to get started.

The story centres primarily on Robyn, who is preparing for motherhood and her marriage to Jake. Plans are going ahead for the small wedding to be celebrated at Jake’s family’s beach hut; it promises to be a happy and informal day. However, Robyn has other things on her mind as well. There are some secrets about her past, clues to which are contained in a box she has been keeping unopened for most of her adult life. It suddenly seems important to her to open the box and discover those clues, but she is uncertain of the consequences for herself and others if she does.

I have read and loved all of Veronica Henry’s beach hut stories, but this is undoubtedly the most emotional one so far. Robyn’s story is so moving that it had me in tears several times. The book is really well written, dealing as it does not only with the wedding aspect, but also with the history of other marriages and with relationships past and present. It is filled with strong, lifelike characters and with totally believable situations. As you can probably tell, I loved this book and would highly recommend it to other readers; fans of Veronica Henry will of course be drawn to it, and those new to this author will undoubtedly look for more of her work afterwards.

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