Thursday, October 19, 2023



Isla has recently lost your beloved grandmother Jessie.  Isla cared for her grandmother when her sister Caitlin left Heaven’s Cove.  Isla is hoping to reconnect with Caitlin now that Jessie  is gone.  But when Caitlin decides she wants to sell the lovely little cottage that they spent their childhood in, Isla wants nothing to do with her.  When Jessie’s will is read Isla and Caitlin are surprised to receive envelopes with riddles inside.  They must solve the puzzles together as sisters.  When Isla meets Ben in the village they are immediately attracted to each other.  And with long walks on the beach Isla discovers that Ben was a relative of Jessie.  Was he there intentionally or was it fate that brought them together?

The Sisters at the Last House Before the Sea by author Liz Eeles is a wonderful escape back to Heaven’s Cove.  Heaven’s Cove is one of my most favorite places to visit.  With its picturesque views of the sea and the amazing little village, I am always happy to return.  Eeles describes Heaven’s Cove perfectly and it makes me never want to leave.  This amazing story had the perfect plot twists at the perfect time.  When you least expect it and think you have it all figured out, the story changes.  This read in one sitting book is exactly the escape I needed.  This emotional and heartwarming book is an absolute must read that I highly recommend.  



Author:  Liz Eeles
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: October 19, 2023
Pages: 391 
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Sitting by the window with views of the shining sea, a white-haired woman seals an envelope with trembling hands and thinks of her grandchildren – two sisters who haven’t spoken for years. Will her final message bring them back together? 

Ever since her sister Caitlin left the village of Heaven’s Cove, Isla has cared for their beloved grandmother Jessie in her cosy red-brick cottage by the sea. Now, heartbroken after Jessie’s death, Isla hopes to bond again with her sister. Until Caitlin insists she wants to sell the cottage they spent their childhood in.

But their grandmother, who always had a twinkle in her eye, had other plans. At her will reading the sisters are handed an envelope containing a cryptic riddle in Jessie’s handwriting. Certain their grandmother, who loved puzzles and crosswords, wanted them to solve it together, Isla begs Caitlin for more time.

Then Isla meets tall, brooding 
Ben in the village, come from America seeking answers about his own family history. One of his ancestors was close to a relative of Jessie’s… did Jessie mean for them to meet?

As Ben and Isla walk together on the wild Devon beaches, they discover a heartbreaking generations-old story of a woman who chose her family over true love. But Isla and Caitlin are no closer to solving their grandmother’s riddle: and when Caitlin finally shares a shocking secret about her life back in London, selling their grandmother’s home seems the only way forward.

Without their grandmother to guide them, 
will the sisters ever rediscover the meaning of family? Or will Isla be forced to leave Ben, and Heaven’s Cove behind forever?


Liz began her writing career as a journalist and press officer before deciding that she’d rather have the freedom of making things up as a novelist. 

Being short-listed in the Corvus ‘Love at First Write’ competition and the Novelicious search for a new women’s fiction star gave Liz the push she needed to keep putting pen to paper …. and ‘Annie’s Holiday by the Sea’ (her first published novel) is the result. 

Liz lives on the South Coast with her family and, when she’s not writing, likes to spend time walking by the sea, and trying to meditate. Her ambition is to be serene one day …. she’s still got a long way to go.

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