Meet Me On The Beach
Where do you run when your heart’s breaking all the rules?
When pillar-of-the-community Harry Stewart dies of a sudden heart attack, the whole village is devastated – except for his wife Karen, the only one who really knew the abusive alcoholic Harry had become.
Suddenly freed from this oppressive marriage, Karen is nonetheless wracked with guilt about the circumstances of her husband’s death, and sees the continuing presence of her spoiled step-daughter, Sophie, as a suitable purgatory. Her only comfort in her grief and isolation is William, the sympathetic village vicar.
As Karen shares her secret, William’s listening ear soon becomes a shoulder to cry on, and before long Karen realises she is falling in love. But William has a wife and teenaged daughter, not to mention a parish to watch over – and be watched by.
Is following your heart always justified, no matter who gets hurt? Or are there circumstances where family, duty and society must come first?
Published by Quercus 2015