Snowflakes Over Muddleford Cove by Kim Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I want to live in Muddleford Cove. I would love a house complete with its own beach hut overlooking the sea. Equally, I would quite like a house close the vicarage where I could overlook the dishy vicar. What a gorgeous feel-good read Snowflakes Over Muddleford Cove is. I really could feel the community spirit oozing from the pages, picture the characters perfectly. The visual image of the flustered ladies of the WI falling over themselves to offer the new vicar cups of tea was as delicious as the cakes they proceeded to ply the poor man with. This book really is a heart-warming read but also heart-wrenching in places. The dishy vicar’s backstory, revealing the reason for his ‘calling’, brought a lump to my throat, showing us that there was more to the man than his good looks and wicked sense of humour. My heart ached for him, as it did when Nellie felt that everyone around her, including her rock, Jack, was deceiving her. I’ll say no more there. The beautiful message that I took away from this book was encapsulated in a conversation between Dinky and Nellie, that being not to let your past cloud your future. It’s something I constantly try to tell myself, so thank you, Kim Nash, for a lovely festive read and a reminder to let go of the things you can’t change, embrace them where you can – for they make you who you are, and to simply enjoy life. Today is a gift.