The Talisman – Molly’s Story by Eliza J Scott

Molly’s dream of taking over her childhood home at Withrin Hill Farm with husband Pip and their three children has finally come true. And, as they settle into the stunning Georgian farmhouse, with their plans to diversify into glamping nicely taking shape, the family couldn’t be happier.
But tragedy suddenly strikes, and Molly’s world is turned upside down.

Heartbroken and devastated, she struggles to face each day. True to form, her fiercely loyal best friends, Kitty and Violet, rally round offering love and support, but Molly doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to smile again. Until the day a tall, dark stranger with twinkly eyes arrives…

Follow Molly’s story in book 2 of the Life on the Moors Series set in Lytell Stangdale, a picture-perfect village in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors, where life is anything but quiet.

A heart-warming story of love, friendship and hope.

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My review

This is a book that is both easy and not easy to read. Let me explain. The author writes beautifully and sweeps you away with her story, and that’s why the book is a pleasure to read. However, the story is very moving and our heroine Molly battles through some very tough times. That’s the less easy part. However, do tuck a tissue up your sleeve in readiness and immerse yourself in this compelling but challenging book, which will stay with you for a long time.

Molly is resilient and courageous, and we really feel for her and love her. I don’t want to give too much away but it’s obvious that life is not going to be easy for her in the short term. Yet life goes on, and it carries Molly with it, however unwilling. Slowly, thanks to the support of family and friends, she begins to rebuild her life and gradually the sun starts to shine on her again.

This is part of a series but works well as a standalone. You quickly work out the back story and how the characters interact. Rural village life is charmingly depicted and there’s a wonderful sense of community that is very comforting, for the reader as well as the characters. This is a thoughtful, gripping and rewarding book. dp

Author Bio – Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heart-warming stories with happy endings.

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