Rose Leonard is on the run from her life.
Taking refuge in a remote island community, she cocoons herself in work, silence and solitude in a house by the sea. But she is haunted by her past, by memories an desires she'd hoped were long dead.
Rose must decide whether she has in fact chosen a new life or a different kind of death. Life and love are offered by new friends, her lonely daughter, and most of all Calum, a fragile man who has his own demons to exorcise.
But does Rose, with her tenuous hold on life and sanity, have the courage to say yes to life and put her past behind her?
Rose, has moved to a Scottish Island that has no mountains. Gavin climbed mountains.
Rose tries to convince those around her that she is over Gavin, but moving on with her life is proving a challenge.
A Bi-polar sufferer, Rose believes that the remoteness of her new home and her textile therapy and work is helping her to heal emotional scars of her past.
Enter, Calum, another one of the author's gorgeous leading men. Calum is the distraction Rose had not counted on. Calum is strong, handsome and attentive, but he has some healing of his own to do.
This is the second novel I have read by Linda Gillard and, although very different to Star Gazing, the author's amazing story telling woven through the Scottish landscape delivered a page turner I could not put down.
I did not find this an easy read as it deals with mental illness and the effect on those close by, but the subject was approached sensitively. There is plenty of romance and passion on an emotional journey to a happy ending.
Linda Gillard is one of my favourite authors and House of Silence is next for me.
5 out of 5!
I received copy of this novel from the author for my honest review. This did not influence my review in any way.