Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Start of Something by Miranda Dickinson.
Two lonely people.
One note in the window.
And what happens when they reach out…
Lachlan Wallace is stuck at home after a car accident stalled his army career. With months of physiotherapy still to endure and only his rescue dog and cat for company, he’s taken to gazing out of the window, watching the world spin on without him. And then he notices a vase of flowers on the windowsill of the apartment opposite his. Drawn to their hope and colour, he decides to reach out and sticks a message in his window…
Bethan Gwynne is a stranger in a new town. Bringing up her son Noah by herself, she is slowly rebuilding her life, but loneliness is one obstacle she has yet to overcome. She’s intrigued by a glimpse of her neighbour in the apartment across from hers – and then, one evening, she sees a message in his window just for her:
WHAT ARE THOSE FLOWERS CALLED?
And so begins a love story of two people reaching out, daring to trust a stranger…
This was a gorgeous, heartwarming read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a treat to disappear into Bethan and Lachie’s world. Miranda Dickinson has a natural talent for drawing you in, letting her characters lead the story so that you are quickly invested in them and their fate. I was drawn in and it was just the perfect piece of cosy escapism. Perfect for these late winter months whilst waiting for spring to arrive.
Bethan has just moved into her flat. Just her and son Noah as they attempt to leave the trauma of their past behind and embrace a fresh start. Lachlan is recovering from an accident that almost took his life. Both are lonely and in need of a friend. And so we watch their love story unfold. Of course there are obstacles and misunderstandings in the way but on their journey they both discover something about themselves and exactly what they are capable of. I loved the whole ensemble of characters (excluding the snake along the way) and the friendships and love that grew within the story.
It’s a story about truth, love and reaching out from time to time. Filled with wonderful characters (my favourite were Burt and Ernie), love and humour, it’s a book I thoroughly recommend.
Thank you to HQ Stories for inviting me to take part in this blog tour and providing me a review copy via Netgalley. A thoroughly enjoyable read.