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Blog Tour: The Start of Something – 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:


And so begins a love story of two people reaching out, daring to trust a stranger…

My thoughts: this was a really sweet, gentle love story. Lachlan is recovering from a terrible accident that might just end his military career and Bethan has moved in opposite. She lives with her son Noah and works in a garden centre.

As their relationship develops from notes in the window to chatting through the hedge and they start to fall in love both have to deal with the things in their lives they’ve been trying to avoid.

I loved Bethan and her determination to make a better life for herself and Noah, trying to revive the flagging fortunes of the independent garden centre she works at and slowly allowing herself to open up. Lachlan was also a really sweet, sad character, with his lovely pets, Bert and Ernie, and his struggle to recover and move on from a horrific injury.

The ending was lovely, sweet and perfect, with so much hope for the future.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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