THE COTTAGE AT ROSELLA COVE Sandie Docker

Nicole has fled big city life for the sleepy town of Rosella Cove, renting a rundown cottage by the water. She seeks isolation – but when the disused hearth reveals a hidden box of wartime love letters, she realises she’s not the first person living in this cottage to hide secrets and pain. Ivy’s quiet life in Rosella Cove is tainted by the events of World War II, with ramifications felt for many years to come. Woven through multigenerational friendships the book uses history and current social issues to deliver an impressive exploration of the concept of female identity, community and family.