An island paradise in Cornwall
The eternal nature holiday or just a passing wave on the beach?
Pippa Lambton's life has fallen apart and husband Rob is ready to give up their marriage. Three years before, their son Daniel passed away; he was the glue that held them together. Now, Pippa's left home for the beautiful Isles of Scilly, for a chance to rediscover herself. She meets handsome Norwegian nature warden, Sven Jorgensen, who teaches her about the island wildlife.
Pippa finds herself laughing again. She is aware of Rob's dilemma over his childhood adoption and their turbulent relationship, but after an awkward kiss with Sven, she is torn about how to proceed. There is much to resolve, and leaving Rob could prove a disaster. Is her affair with Sven a holiday fling? How can she walk away from Rob after losing Daniel? Should she leave her home in Yorkshire for Sven and his island paradise? Find out more in Goodbye, Henrietta Street.
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Excerpt from Goodbye, Henrietta Street
Pippa didn't need to think too much. It must have showed. How could she have a relationship or even have a quick fling with him before going home? She had thought the unthinkable. It was an absolute 'no', but going back to Rob? Sven was making it difficult. She gazed at the title of the book she had been reading; she could have secrets of her own and not a soul would know.
Alone, like this, she might be able to accomplish her search for happiness. If she allowed herself to be sucked into this illusion, did it matter? Rob would never know and probably wouldn't care. She wasn't sure anymore. Here, she could put her worries behind her, for a short while at least.
She slid her fingers across her lips, back and forth as she watched him washing his feet in the sea. She couldn't take her eyes off him. With his blonde hair falling over his ears, he was difficult to resist
On his return, he sat with his legs stretched out, his hands patting the wet sand, and his back against the sun-warmed rock, a place he had sat before where his thoughts often turned into reality. He saw how she had written her name in the sand and scrubbed out another name—he retraced her writing and with his index finger he wrote SVEN, after PIPPA &.
Pippa realised what he had done and what might be coming next; she had to be prepared, but now was not the right time—and would it ever be?
'Look,' he said. 'No matter what happens, you need to become you again.' He looked at her questioningly. 'Yes? Am I right? It could be you and me together having a great time; all this sadness must have pulled you down like a drowning animal. Dreadful to have gone through all that stuff.' He took hold of her hand. 'You're a great person, Pippa. I know we have just met, but it feels right. It's you I care about, and I mean it! I wouldn't want to do anything you didn't want as well.' He thought about what he'd said and wondered if perhaps a 'here today—gone tomorrow relationship' would be enough to satisfy both their needs – No, he had told her the truth; he didn't want that, he wanted more. She was lovely, but would she take the risk?