I am delighted to share my first review of 2020 for The Man Across The Street by Marcie Steele with you today on the last day of the Blog Tour
Maybe I’m scared to be happy…
Meet Hannah – she’s been her mum’s sole carer since she was eighteen. Now alone after Martha’s sudden death, Hannah feels lost in the only place she’s known as home, Hope Street. Coming up to a milestone birthday, she’s wondering what her purpose in life is.
Meet Doug – a workaholic, he’s in the office from dusk ’til dawn, and when he has a heart attack. Now on the mend, he needs to de-stress his life and focus on living it, to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Doug moves to Hope Street, number 35. Hannah lives at number 34, directly opposite. From the moment they meet, there’s a spark.
But there are secrets too. Hannah’s mum has been keeping something from her, her sister left over twenty years ago, and there can’t be such a simple reason why Doug has moved to Somerley. Can there?
The Man Across the Street is the first of a new series by bestselling author, Marcie Steele. It features a host of characters living on Hope Street in the market town of Somerley, also featured in The Somerley Series. Each character will have their own standalone story in books to follow.
‘Marcie Steele writes with such down to earth warmth that you wish you could live in her stories. The Man Across the Street is no exception, full of characters that you’d love to be friends with.’ Tilly Tennant.
‘Love, secrets, intrigue, heartache. Find it all on Hope Street. An engaging tale of ordinary lives to warm you heart and restore your faith in mankind.’ Imogen Clark
If you love an uplifting story about new beginnings, then The Man Across The Street is the perfect read to curl up with. Fans of Hannah Ellis, Debbie Johnson and Emily Harvale will love this book.
One word for this book….Amazing!
It has been a few years since I have read a Marcie Steele book but I have to say this book was certainly worth the wait. It is the first book in the Somerley Street series, and what a series this is going to be.
So in this story we meet Hannah and Doug characters who I adored and could relate to. Hannah who is lost after the death of her mother, having lost mine I totally got that and couldn’t help feel sorry for her. Then along comes Doug who moves in opposite her.
Set in a place that took me back to a village where I grow up, the kind where everyone knows each other.
You can not help but feel the excitement and joy between Hannah and Doug has the author takes us on a whirlwind ride that will sweep you off your feet. But woven in between the romance have plenty of character build up where we learn secrets that Hannah’s mom has kept from her. You can feel the emotion through the characters.
For me this story was absolutely perfect, heart warming and uplifting. I am so glad Marcie is back, this is one of those stories that simply GOT me! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Massive thank you to Sarah Hardy for the Blog Tour invite
About the Author
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a meddler of words. Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. I’m a romantic at heart and have always enjoyed writing about characters that fall in and out of love, have good friends to hang around with, and live in communities with great spirit.
I have written three books in The Somerley Series and the first in The Hope Street Series, The Man Across The Street.
I can often be found sitting in my favourite coffee shop, sipping a cappuccino and eating a chocolate chip cookie, either catching up with friends or writing on my laptop.