The Three Miss Allens
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How much of who we are is destiny and how much chance?
In 1934, the three Miss Allens - Ruby, Adeline and Clara - arrive in the seaside town of Remarkable Bay for their annual summer holiday. It’s the last time they’ll spend summers as a family. Adeline is engaged, Ruby is weighing up an offer, and Clara is just eighteen and about to start her life. But by summer’s end, the lives they have known will change irrevocably and a mysterious secret will tear the family apart.
Eighty-two years later, Ruby’s great-granddaughter Roma Harris moves to the now sleepy Remarkable Bay, retreating from tragedy. Roma’s distant cousin Addy arrives too, fleeing a life with too much drama. It’s only when the women discover an old guest book that they start asking questions about the mysterious third Miss Allen. Who was she? Why has she disappeared from the family’s history?
If they solve this mystery from their past, could it change the women’s futures?
The details for this book are really spelt out for the reader but of course don’t entirely complete the story. What it doesn’t do is generate the atmosphere of two time frames, the characters as they progress through the story in different eras, romance & happenings that make this a delightful read.The story flows & the reader doesn’t get lost between times & characters which is always a bonus when reading split chapters.