The House of New Beginnings
Number 11, Dukes Square, looks just like the other houses on the Brighton seafront: a Regency terrace with elegant sash windows, a winding staircase, and post piled up in the hall for its tenants. It might be part of the city's history, but it's also a place of brand new beginnings.
Georgie has followed her childhood sweetheart to Brighton but is determined to carve out a...more
The book follows the troubles of three woman Rosa, Georgia and Charlotte. All of them have had very troubled pasts and each of th ...more
I absolutely adored this book! The characters are sweet, troubled, and unique; while the plot is an emotional and touching story about new friendships, love, and starting over. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and I will be sure to keep a look out for this author!
Oh yes, guys, it was a high time for a new Lucy Diamond's book - I've been already experiencing Ms Diamond withdrawal symptoms, to be honest, missing her warm and inviting writing style and gorgeous stories about strong women. When I've seen the title of the new book - "The House of New Beginnings" - I really didn't have to read the synopsis to know that it's going to be a gorgeous novel about taking chances and starting afresh. And guys, this cover...! THIS COVER...! Better let's not start on t ...more
Bestselling author, Lucy Diamond, is back with yet another cracking novel. Just when you think her novels cannot get any better, she manages to raise the bar even higher for herself and write another heart-warming read.
We wouldn't be human if we didn't lust after a new start at some point in our lives, right? A change of scenery, fresh new faces, a brand new routine and seeing your old life without your rose-tinted glas ...more
Georgie has followed her partner, architect Simon, to Brighton to avoid a six-month separ ...more
In the House of New Beginnings we meet several women who are all hiding from something whether it be love, bereavement and lies. The house is located a stone’s throw away from the beach in Brighton. Each women has a flat at number 11 Duke’s Square. Rosa is a kitchen assistant in a hotel. This wasn’t what she used to do, and it isn’t what she wants to do now but ...more
This is a heartwarming story that reminds us to always live life to the fullest and never be afraid to try something new.
The prose is effortless. The plot is a wonderful blend of heart, humour and hope. And the characterization is spot on with a wonderful cast of characters, including some strong, determined, courageous women who learn through compassion and friendship to let go of the past and embrace the future.
This is, ultimately, a story about dr ...more
The book tells a story (or rather stories) of three women - Charlotte, Georgie and Rosa, who come to Brighton as a result of life-changing and often traumatic events in their respective lives, and rent their flats in the same building. Their stories are told separately up to a certain point and then, around the middle of the book, they start to become interwoven, step by step.
I read it almost in one sitting (or rather listened to the audiobook narrated by Avita Jay), so it was a real p ...more
The novel follows three women who live in the apartments of a grand house in Brighton and their trials and tribulations as they navigate love and life in the city. Though obviously, I do have some issues with the fact that one point of view revolves around keeping a man, there are some wonderful characters in this novel. It's not r ...more
Three very different women with their own issues and complicated lives, but who are brought together by their new address. The reader is invited along on their journey, and what a fabulous and heart warming t ...more
Persevere I did and thankfully have finished it.
I actually quite like the simplicity and easy listening (on audible), as a change from my usual reading choices. Got to know the characters eventually and got into the story but it was very meandering and overly long. It felt like it needed to pick up a bit of pace, get some oomph behind it.
The three main charac ...more
Such a quick read from start to finish, couldn’t wait to pick it up and continue with the story. Love how Lucy structured the novel letting the reader find out a little more about each character before merging them all together as they get to know each other.
The story is written beautifully - would definitely recommend.
First time reading one of her books, can’t wait to read another one.
There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name
First of all, a confession. My name isn’t really Lucy Diamond at all, it’s Sue Mongredien. I’ve used a pen name because ‘Diamond’ is a lot easier to spell and pronounce than ‘Mongredien’ and also because I’ve written lots of children’s books too and wanted to keep the genres separate. (There is actually another Lu ...more