A WAY FROM HEART TO HEART BY HELENA FAIRFAX
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 18th November 2014
Publisher: Accent Press
A story of friendship, loss, and the human heart’s enduring capacity for love…
After the death of her husband in Afghanistan, Kate Hemingway’s world collapses around her. Her free time is spent with a charity for teenage girls, helping them mend their broken lives - which is ironic, since her own life is fractured beyond repair.
Reserved, upper-class journalist Paul Farrell is everything Kate and her teenage charges aren’t. But when Paul agrees to help Kate with her charity, he makes a stunning revelation that changes everything, and leaves Kate torn.
Can she risk her son’s happiness as well as her own?
I was first drawn into this book from the wonderful cover - isn't it pretty? Once I started, I was pleased I'd picked it up as it is a great, emotional storyline that I really enjoyed.
The book begins with a gripping, emotional prologue that shows the main character, Kate, finding out about the death of her husband while in Afghanistan. After this, time skips forward a few years to show her still dealing with the aftermath of his death, while bringing up their young son, George.
Her husbands best friend, Paul was always pretty frosty towards Kate, but kept a strong bond with George after his Dad's death and we start to see their friendship develop as they get to know each other. I really enjoyed exploring their relationship and following them on their journeys with one another, and in their lives. I don't want to give too much away but there were parts that had me growling in frustration and others cheering with happiness.
This is a well-written, entertaining story that follows two characters on a really emotional journey that I thoroughly enjoyed.
About Helena Fairfax
Helena Fairfax was born in Uganda and came to England as a child. She's grown used to the cold now, and these days she lives in an old Victorian mill town in Yorkshire. After many years working in factories and dark, satanic mills, Helena began writing full-time. Her first novel, The Silk Romance, was a contender for the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme Award and a runner-up in the Global Ebook Awards, and her work in progress has been shortlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize 2015. When not writing, she walks the Yorkshire moors every day with her rescue dog, and finds this wild landscape the perfect place to dream up her stories.
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