Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

Today I am delighted to be joining the blog tour for Starting Over at Sunset Cottage by Lisa Hobman

My Review

I absolutely loved this story and really like that it has been told from Jim’s perspective as well as Felicity’s as the majority of stories are written from the females perspective.

Set initially in London we follow Jim as he uproots his life and heads back to Scotland following the breakdown of his marriage. The fact that this story was based around the anguish of Jim made me love it even more as it is so unusual to read a story that empathises with the husband and builds up a dislike of the wife and her appalling behaviour.

I love a true love story and this focuses on the love that still exists between Jim and Felicity even as the years continue to pass and they both move on with their lives. This was my first book by this author and I truly loved it and will definitely be reading more.

Book Blurb

Do you love someone enough to let them go?
It was love at first sight when talented art student Felicity “Flick” Johnston-Hart and Jim MacDuff’s worlds collided at Oxford University.
However, after years of blissful marriage, everything crashes down when their marriage comes to a painful and abrupt end, thanks to Flick’s interfering mother Penelope.
Finally succumbing to maternal pressure, Flick falls into the high-flying career her mother believed she was destined for.
However, she soon realises life without Jim isn’t all she’d hoped, and that some decisions, once made, cannot be undone.
Meanwhile, Jim is settling back into life as a single man in the beautiful Highland village of Shieldaig, when an unexpected visitor brings painful news. A letter from beyond the grave leads him to do something he never imagined and takes him on a journey he didn’t anticipate.
Can either of them heal and truly move on?
Or is it true that a broken heart can never be a blank canvas?
This book was previously published as Through the Glass.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Lisa Hobman has written many brilliantly reviewed women’s fiction titles – the first of which was shortlisted by the RNA for their debut novel award. In 2012 Lisa relocated her family from Yorkshire to a village in Scotland and this beautiful backdrop now inspires her uplifting and romantic stories.

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Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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