Thursday, July 11, 2024



Clara’s family have lived at the beautiful Brellasham Manor for their entire life.  The beautiful and cozy cottage has been the only home they have known.  Audrey Brellasham lived at the manor over fifty years ago, making it a home and safe place for her to raise her family.  One night she walked into the sea and was never heard from again.   So when Clara finds Audrey’s old tattered diary hidden away she reads through it and uncovers a flurry of secrets. River, an old friend of Clara’s, has recently moved back to the area after being gone for sixteen years.  He helps Clara rummage through the attic that has been locked since Audrey went missing.  When River’s father announces that he is selling the cottage and the manor to developers, Clara is heartbroken and must do everything she possibly can to save her family home.

The Diary at the Last House Before the Sea written by author Liz Eeles is a wonderfully written story full of suspense, family history and romance.  This captivating story had me reading well into the night.  I was flying through the pages of this unputdownable story.  The author once again does an amazing job of transporting the reader from where you are to the beautiful Heaven’s Cove.  I felt the coastal breeze on my face and the sand between my toes.  This wonderful story played like a movie in my mind’s eye.  I loved everything about this book, from the mystery to the romance to the picturesque setting.  This is a phenomenal installment to the Heaven’s Cove Series.  It can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading the entire series. 



Author:  Liz Eeles
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: July 8, 2024
Pages: 347 
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‘Dear Diary, I have so much to keep secret. Maybe I am cruel to leave. But I have no choice…’

Thirty-one-year old 
Clara’s family have called their cosy cottage in the grounds of Brellasham Manor ‘home’ her whole life. And when River, the owner’s son, returns after sixteen years away, at first Clara is wary. They shared their first kiss as teenagers before River moved halfway around the world, and his soulful brown eyes look just the same.

Clara’s first heartache isn’t the only memory overshadowing the manor. More than fifty years ago, 
Audrey Brellasham lived here as a young bride and filled the house with love, laughter and dancing. Until one night, she walked into the stormy sea and was never seen again.

When Clara finds Audrey’s old leather-bound diary tucked away, she’s certain that deciphering the coded messages inside will reveal the secret truth about this mysterious woman. And as River helps her explore Audrey’s locked attic bedroom, preserved from the night she disappeared and filled with her beautiful ballgowns, they’re soon laughing together and forgetting all the reasons they drifted apart.

But when 
River’s father announces the manor, and the cottage, will be sold to developers, Clara’s mother is devastated that everything she knows and loves is disappearing. And with the elderly owner clamming up at any mention of the past, it seems Audrey’s story is lost forever.

But if Clara keeps searching, will she be able to save her mother’s home? 
Or will solving the secrets of the diary tear apart River’s family, and destroy any chance of happiness between them?


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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