Isla Rosewood’s life is upturned when her brother passes away suddenly and she becomes guardian along with her brother’s best friend Lou Jackson to his young son Elliot. Isla leaves London, her work and her boyfriend to head back to Sandcastle Bay to become an instant mother. Lou, who although has a history of being a womanizer, and a troubled past, must try to rise to the occasion and be the father he knows his best friend would have wanted him to be.
With a bit of history behind them, Isla and Lou begin to co-parent Elliot as “best friends” and both fall madly in love with their young charge. Just as they begin to feel like a true family, Elliot’s real mother Sadie, who left Sandcastle Bay when Elliot was a baby returns with demands which tests their relationship both as a couple, and as a family.
A sweet story about trust, love and family I recommend Coming Home to Maple Cottage.
The book comes out September 28. Thank you Bookouture and Netgalley for the advanced copy.