Friday, December 29, 2017

Book Review - Where There's a Will by Bella Osborne

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Review by Suze

Daisy is a wanderer. She doesn't like staying in one place and traveling is what she does best. When she's back in Ottercombe Bay for her great uncle's funeral all she wants to do is leave again. However, Great Uncle Reg planned something for her before he died and it involves staying in one place. For Daisy Ottercombe Bay holds many memories. It's the place where she spent her early childhood and it's where her mother died when Daisy was still a little girl. Great Uncle Reg has left her something substantial in his will, but if Daisy wants to receive her inheritance she has to make Ottercombe Bay her home for one year. Living with the constant reminders of her mother's death is going to be tough and Daisy doesn't know if she can make herself stay. Will she be able to fulfill Great Uncle Reg's last request?

Where There's a Will is a fantastic story. I was immediately impressed by Daisy. She's wonderfully stubborn, strong willed, moody, obstinate and fierce. She's been through a lot and it's made her guarded, but she has a good heart as well. Her reactions often made me chuckle. Daisy isn't very flexible, she cares about people, but doesn't want to show them and she doesn't know how to handle her feelings. This makes incredibly interesting reading that I enjoyed straight away. Bella Osborne's main character is original and fun and I can't wait to find out more about her.

Ottercombe Bay is a lovely small town. I liked reading about the inhabitants and could easily picture the charm of the place. I love how Bella Osborne makes her settings come to life. She writes about them with such warmth and love. Where There's a Will is a great start of the Ottercombe Bay series. It made me curious and eager to read more and I was entertained as well as captivated by this first part of the story. Bella Osborne is a skilled writer and she's written another amazing story that put a big smile on my face.

Advice

If you love headstrong main characters and like stories set in small towns Where There's a Will would be a perfect choice. Keep in mind that this is the first part of a series and that the story has an open ending. 

16 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds wonderful. Such a pretty cover. And it's the first book in the series! A good place to start:) I sometimes jump in anywhere and have to work back through the others. This was I can start right from the beginning.

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  2. Headstrong characters are my new favs. I should check this out.

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  3. Daisy sounds intriguing!

    --Trix

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  4. Based on the review and the synopsis sounds really interesting but that cover just puts me off.

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  5. Sounds absolutely wonderful. I'm definetly going to check it out.

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  6. Thanks for the introduction to this book.

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  7. Sounds like a great book, I have put it on my must read list.

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  8. Quite interesting, appreciate the review. Will look it up.

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  9. Have read some of Bella Osborne's books and now looking forward to this series.

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  10. A very interesting almost Victorian conceit, that a person must do things to abide to the terms of a will. Wiil a document, will a force - nice!

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  11. I do love stories about small towns!! And the cover is adorable. :D

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  12. I think I should give this a read! Thanks for the review

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  13. I so enjoy stories that take place in a small town.

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  14. I love stories set in small towns. They always have such great characters.

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