It’s a privilege today to be able to share my review of Resolutions by Carol Warham.
A few days before the New Year, Carly Mitchell returns home to the small town on the Yorkshire moors. Her intention for the short visit is to make her apologies and offer an explanation for her action. A year earlier, she fled, leaving her bridegroom and friends bewildered.
She’s met with mixed reactions, ranging from curiosity to open hostility. However, when an emergency arises, Carly agrees to change her plans and stay a little longer. Falling in love with the new local doctor, Ben Thornton, was not part of her original plan either. Especially when it appears his past is shrouded in mystery.
Complications and tensions increase during the town’s New Year celebrations and she begins to doubt whether she has done the right thing by coming home.
Can she find the resolution she needs to overcome the challenges facing her, or will she run away again?
Carly Mitchell is on her way home after vanishing twelve months earlier. Her plans are to stop for a couple of days, make her apologies and then head off for a new life and career. However, we all know things are never that simple and for Carly things definitely don’t go quite as planned.
Although we don’t know why Carly ran away at the beginning of the story leaving her bridegroom and friends, it’s very clear it’s been a very tough decision for her to come back. She soon ends being needed and having to stay longer and that causes a whole host of complications for her emotions.
Carly was a likeable character, all she wants is to put things right if possible and move on with her life but sometimes I really could have given her a kick up the bum and told her to stand up for herself more, especially when it comes to her ex, Steve. Oh what a horrible man he is but I wont spoil things and you can find out for yourself what he’s like.
Resolutions is set in a small Village and the author has done a fabulous job of bringing a small close-knit community to life. Reading along it was easy to picture the scenes in my mind and drift off to the beautiful little village.
Resolutions is a story that is filled with emotions and it was very easy to read. I found myself turning the pages, rooting for Carly and hoping things would work out in the end. I would definitely recommend Resolutions, it’s a real feel good kind of story, although I did feel anger, frustration and upset while reading I also felt warm and cosy too. A complete mixture of emotions and with a story that flows wonderfully, this was a perfect winter warmer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Writing has been Carol’s love since childhood. She started by making small comics for her dolls, progressed to training as a journalist for a short while. Once the family had grown up she settled down to writing short stories, poems and holiday articles. Some of which are published.
In recent years she has become a judge in the short story section for the HysteriaUK competition and also for the RNA’s romance novel of the year.
Earlier this year, she represented her book group on BBC Radio Leeds, talking about books and the work on her novel.
Carol lives in Yorkshire, surrounded by some beautiful countryside, which is ideal for her other passion of walking, often with a dog called Sam.