Thursday 5 January 2023

Review: Escape to Darling Cove by Holly Hepburn

Eve has always lived on Ennisfarne, an idyllic island just off the coast of Northumberland and only accessible when tides are low. There she runs a bar overlooking Darling Cove, a heavenly horseshoe-shaped beach named after her seafaring ancestors, whose links to the Farne Islands stretch back centuries.

Logan is a famous photographer desperate to evade the limelight after a difficult break-up. Renting a cottage from Eve, he chooses Ennisfarne in the hope of anonymity but is immediately spellbound by its natural beauty.

The pair don’t get off to the best start, butting heads over Eve’s adorable but boisterous Chocolate Labrador. But when Logan's true identity is revealed, Eve realises her new tenant isn’t quite the man she thought he was. Is it too late to start again or will Logan’s island escape be over almost before it’s begun?

Review: What a delightful trip away I had to Ennisfarne. I loved escaping to the island and meeting the local including Huxley the dog. Honestly who needs to travel when you get to read this book? I read this book as four separate parts but it works incredibly well as a whole novel because you don't have to wait to read on and find out what is going to happen to Eve and Logan. 

I love the fact that our 2 main characters are simillar in so many ways in that they are both independent and they are both kidding themselves about why they want to be a lone wolf through ;ife. There's where the similarities end. Logan is new to the island, wanting to escape the life he has left behind and wanting to espace the limelight. Eve has lived on the island her whole life, she is a local and yet she still seems to keep very much to herself. She's not hiding from anyone and yet she still doesn't want to let anyone in. I love the way their characters interacted when Logan comes to rent a property from Eve for the duration of his time on the island. 

The Island gives a great backdrop as a setting because it is so remote and secluded and there is always the danger of getting cut off by the tide as you are trying to leave or trying to get to the island and yet it has so much potential because of the beaches, the swimming, the change in weather and the close-knit community. It is a character in its own right! And speaking of chaacters, we have Huxley the dog. He is a great character and provides the meet cute for Eve and Logan they they didn't even know they needed-I loved him and coule definitely smell him from the descriptions on the page!

All in all this was a lovely escape. It had a little bit of everything and even a couple of easter eggs for fans of Holly Hepburns other books. It's a great way to escape the January blues and I reall recommend!

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