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Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay

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This was such an incredible story with lots of heart, encouragement and openness about domestic abuse and alcohol abuse. But it was so good. I want to read the rest in this series.
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Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay is a cute novel. It's light on the romance and heavy on the Christianity, which I wish wasn't the case. I don't mind religion in romance, but it shouldn't be the hallmark of the entire story. I struggle with addiction stories especially revolving around religion, because it's often a "say sorry to God and you're healed' situation, but I did appreciate that the author didn't have that approach in this book.

Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read this novel!

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thank you to netgalley for the advanced reading copy. I really enjoyed this and will be getting copies for my shop.

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A very heartfelt book but many triggers in this couple's story. Altogether a good love story of overcoming the worst.

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whoa!! this book was fantastic!! i could not get enough of this one! it was just so well written and wonderful and amazing!! thank you so much netgalley!!!

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I wanted to enjoy this book. I really tried hard, because the plot was good/different. But the book jumped around and didn't make sense a lot of times. I got confused & couldn't keep up. Maybe it was me, but this book was a miss.

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Cute, fun read. Really enjoyed this book. Cannot wait for more from this author. must read book and will read more.

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"Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay" is a captivating fiction and Christian Romance novel that beautifully combines the themes of recovery, redemption, and forgiveness. Written by Kate Darroch, this heartwarming tale navigates sensitive topics with a delicate yet realistic approach, leaving readers deeply moved and inspired. The novel introduces us to Eric, a newly recovering alcoholic who embarks on a sobriety journey through Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). As he battles his personal demons, Eric finds solace and hope in the picturesque town of Welcombe Bay. Here, he encounters Lily, a woman haunted by haunting memories of domestic abuse, yet still determined to find light amidst the darkness. Darroch's storytelling skills shine as she skillfully weaves together the lives of Eric and Lily, taking readers on an emotional rollercoaster ride. The characters are vividly portrayed, their struggles and triumphs evoking a strong sense of empathy and connection. Eric's path to recovery is incredibly relatable, capturing the complexities of addiction and the immense courage required to overcome it. The blossoming romance between Eric and Lily adds an additional layer of depth to the narrative. Their love story is not only a tale of companionship but also a testament to the healing power of empathy, understanding, and faith. Darroch expertly depicts the challenges faced by survivors of abuse, highlighting the importance of compassion and support in the process of healing. What sets "Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay" apart is how it seamlessly integrates Christian values into the storyline. The author gracefully explores the themes of forgiveness and redemption, reminding readers of the transformative power of faith. The novel serves as an uplifting reminder that even in the darkest moments, there is hope and the possibility of finding love and redemption. Darroch's writing style is engaging and descriptive, painting a vivid picture of the quaint town of Welcombe Bay and its inhabitants. The pacing of the story is well-balanced, keeping readers engaged from beginning to end. The author's ability to tackle sensitive subjects with sensitivity and authenticity is commendable, creating a narrative that resonates long after the final page is turned. In conclusion, "Thanksgiving in Welcombe Bay" is a compelling and thought-provoking novel that combines elements of recovery, romance, and faith. Kate Darroch's masterful storytelling, coupled with her ability to address sensitive topics with grace, makes this book a must-read for those seeking a heartfelt and inspiring tale of healing, forgiveness, and love.

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Was guessing from the title and cover that this was more light hearted in theme. Sadly, a bit heavy and depressing at times, especially in the beginning. Still though, worth the read and would recommend. Everyone deserves a second chance.

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I read this at the perfect time. I read it right around thanksgiving and it gave me all the feels. The romance was so sweet and the setting was perfect

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I really disliked the way the book was set up as conversations. I did not finish the book and deleted it.

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This talented author has written a sweet novel with not so sweet themes. An alcoholic and a victim of a hapless marriage…secrets…friends and family…this is a quick read. Realistic characters keep the story moving quickly. Curl up in a comfy chair with a cup of steaming herbal tea and become lost in this story. An afternoon of looking at life through these characters. Thanks Netgalley.

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