This book contains:
- Death of a spouse and parent.
Jessie is a loving woman who’s always been looked after by her sister, and she’s determined to take care of herself finally. She’s experienced loss and heart break, but she’s sure she can handle the loss and her anxiety without her sister micromanaging her life.
Joel lives his life without consequences and avoids responsibility at all costs. He’s lost and struggling, but he’s slowly getting back to normal after his own tragic experience.
Jessie is sent to the island of Mustique by her sister for some much-needed rest and recuperation after the death of her mother and her break up. Meanwhile, Joel is still using his friend’s house in Mustique when Jessie arrives and finds himself wanting to stay, despite his friend specifically ordering him to be gone before Jessie arrived.
It was so interesting to hear about the island of Mustique, the history and the flora native to the island.
While I likely won’t ever make it to the island, reading about it felt like a special treat, especially hearing the description of the house and how relaxing it was. It created such a sense of calm, even though I was just reading the descriptions on the page.
Then on the counter side of that, the pain and emotional turmoil of both Jessie and Joel was seeping off the pages. The empathy they created was surprising, but also goes to show how well Rachael writes.