It feels like lifetime since I last posted here. Today though, its Ellen’s turn on the blog tour for Coming Home To Hope Street by Marcie Steele, and I’ll be sharing her review with you all.
Step across the cobblestones, pull back the curtains and peek behind the doors in the second instalment of The Hope Street Series. Catch up with old friends and fall in love with new ones in a story of friendship, second chances and new beginnings.
Livvy has no choice but to return to Hope Street, the childhood home she left over twenty years ago. Along with her sixteen-year-old daughter, Pip, she turns up on the doorstep, hoping for forgiveness from her sister.
Hannah thought she’d never see Livvy again. She’s overwhelmed with emotion but locks away her real feelings. How could Livvy stay away without any contact? And why has she come back now?
It isn’t long before the charm of the market town of Somerley begins to work its magic. Hannah is opening a book shop in the square, adjoining The Coffee Stop, and Livvy’s offer to help out brings the sisters closer together.
But when someone from Livvy’s past arrives unannounced too, he threatens everything she’s built up since her return. Can Livvy convince her sister, and her new friends, that her intentions to return were good ones? Or will her dreams of settling down and being happy again become nothing but a closed book?
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Marcie Steele is the pen name of Mel Sherratt. For as long as she can remember, she’s been a meddler of words. Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, she’s a romantic at heart and has always enjoyed writing about characters that fall in and out of love, have good friends to hang around with, and live in communities with great spirit.
She can often be found sitting in her favourite coffee shop, sipping a cappuccino and eating a chocolate chip cookie, either catching up with friends or writing on her laptop. Whether she writes crime or women’s fiction, she loves making up things for a living.
Are you one of those people that can lose hours looking out of your window checking out what everyone is up to…if so you’ll love The Hope Street series. Each book gives you a little glimpse into a slice of life in the town of Somerley.
Coming Home to Hope Street is the second in this series (The Man Across The Street being the first) and could be read as a standalone but I will always recommend that you start at the beginning and get to know all the characters. In this book we reunite with some familiar faces but also a few new ones along with surprises!
Hannah’s is one person we met in The Man Across the Street, she is now happily settled with her partner and about to open a book shop in the town centre. Her life is once more in turmoil when her estranged sister, Livvy, turns up on her doorstep with her daughter Pip. While Hannah is ecstatic to have her sister back and get to know her niece she is cautious and her best friend Phoebe does not trust Livvy at all.
Is there a hidden agenda behind her return home after leaving at such a young age and having no contact.
Now, I’m a soft touch so I trusted Livvy and felt really sorry for her! Obviously things don’t go smoothly and someone arrives in town that is bad news for Livvy and her possible future happiness on Hope Street…
I love Marcie Steele books, they are the perfect dose of feel good and positivity vibes that we all need at this crazy time. So go make a brew, grab a slice of cake and settle down to Coming Home to Hope Street!