Thursday 24 August 2017

✿ Leaving Ocean Road ✿ Esther Campion ✿

Twenty years ago, Ellen left her beloved Ireland to make a new life in Australia. Now struggling to cope with the death of her much loved husband, Nick, Ellen finds her world turned upside down when an unexpected visitor lands on her doorstep.

The arrival of Gerry Clancy, her first love from Ireland, may just be the catalyst that pulls Ellen out of her pit of grief, but it will also trigger a whole new set of complications for her and those she holds dear.


Copy received from Hachette Australia for an honest review

Leaving Ocean Road is the light, sweet debut novel from Ms Campion, and is one that I thoroughly enjoyed.

It is a beautiful story of old love, love lost and love rekindled.

Ellen's story is beautiful, and tragic, and heartbreaking - but also full of love and hope.

Me heart broke with her, my heart soared with her, as she finds a way to move on after tragedy strikes her family.

What i really liked about this story though, was that it wasn't just all rainbows and butterflies, and wasn't just centred on the romance of it all.  There were so many different kinds of relationships touched on in this story, and all felt real.

Leaving Ocean Road is a light and fluffy read, something fans of Maeve Binchy would adore.  The perfect book for an afternoon on the couch with a cup of tea.

I can't wait to see what Ms Campion brings us in the future.

Esther Campion is from Cork, Ireland and currently lives in north-west Tasmania. She attended North Presentation Convent in Cork and has degrees from University College Cork and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Esther and her Orcadian husband have lived in Ireland, Scotland, Norway and South Australia. They have a grown-up daughter in Adelaide and the two youngest at home in Tassie with an over-indulged chocolate Labrador and two horses, which Esther firmly believes are living proof that dreams really can come true.