Tuesday, November 30, 2021



New York City, 1928, Ellen and Lucas Lyman have made the very difficult decision to leave Amherst Island for a better life.  Amherst Island has been their home that they have loved with all their heart.  They met there as children, and were friends that had found love.  It has always been their home.  Lucas makes money on the stock market and Ellen loves being a mother in New York City.   But when their son Jamie becomes seriously ill, and Lucas can’t leave his job, it’s up to Ellen to take Jamie to a place that can help him recover.  Ellen does everything she needs to save her son’s life, even if it means she must leave Lucas, the man she loves. So Ellen and Jamie make the long journey across America.

This heartbreaking and heart pounding story is an unputdownable must read.  Definitely keep the Kleenex nearby because you will surely need it.  This rapid page turner is one that will definitely stay in your heart long after you flip the last page.  I absolutely loved the amazing addition to this series.  This series is one to be cherished for a long, long time.

Thank you Kate Hewitt for another wonderful and the final installment to the Amherst Island series.  This series is completely unforgettable, heartbreaking and phenomenal.  It is an absolute must read.  I loved everything about this entire series, and I highly recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Kate Hewitt 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: November 30, 2021 
Pages: 349 
Buy on Amazon 

“I love you. Of course I do. But we haven’t any choice in the matter, do we? If our little boy’s health, even his survival, is at stake, we have to do whatever it takes.”

1928, New York City: Ellen and Lucas Lyman have made a heart-wrenching decision to leave their beloved Amherst Island behind in search of a new life. The island was once the home of their hearts: where they had met as children, become friends, and over time found love.

But New York City was calling, and it was everything they’d hoped for and more. With Lucas making money on the stock market, and Ellen finding fulfilment as a mother, at first they are happy raising their family, together, in the most exciting city in the world.

Until their beloved son Jamie becomes perilously ill, and Ellen is given an impossible choice. With Lucas unable to leave his job, it is down to her to take Jamie to a place he might recover even if it means making the journey across America without him.

Ellen knows what she must do. What every mother would do to save their child. Even if it takes her further away from the man she loves—and every place she has called home‑than ever before.


Kate Hewitt is the bestselling author of many novels of women’s fiction, including the Hartley-by-the-Sea series set in the Lake District, the Willoughby Close series set in the Cotswolds, and Tales From Goswell written as Katharine Swartz. Her novel A Mother’s Goodbye has been called ‘unputdownable’ and ‘the most emotional book I have ever read’ by readers. Her latest novel, Not My Daughter, is out now, and No Time to Say Goodbye is available for preorder.

She lives in a small market town in Wales with her husband and five young(ish) children, along with their two Golden Retrievers. Join her newsletter for monthly updates and giveaways on her website, or be part of her Facebook groups Kate’s Reads.

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