Friday, January 15, 2021

The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

Who is cousin Olivia?  Rebecca remembered visiting her a few times when she was a child, but her mother didn’t mention her too often.

Finding letters from cousin Olivia addressed to her mother pleading for help had Rebecca on her way to Olivia’s house.

What a mess she found.  The house was in shambles, Olivia wasn’t there, her finances were very bad, and Rebecca finds a hidden tunnel in the basement which had been used during the war along with other secrets from WWII.

We go back and forth from present day to 1943 and find out about Olivia...she is some character.  The bird she has is even more upsetting than what Rebecca found out about Olivia.

It took a few chapters to get into the book, but it’s worth the wait.

I loved all the secrets of the house and Olivia’s life, and I loved Rebecca’s perseverance.

THE SEA GATE has great characters, pull-you-in writing, and a story line that will keep you turning the pages to a marvelous revelation of the secrets and an unraveling of Olivia and her life.  4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This one is on my TBR for the next few months reading. I love the sound of it.

    1. It is enjoyable.

      I hope it is a good read for you too.

      Thanks fo your comment, Diane.

  2. Thanks about my review, Linda.

    So many good books out there. We can't read them all. :)

    Thanks for your comment.

  3. I enjoyed this one too. Loved the setting most of all.

    1. Yes....beautiful setting.

      Thanks for your comment, Laura.

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    1. I think you would enjoy it, Laurel.

      Thanks for commenting.

  5. What a beautiful cover, it draws me in.

    1. Yes...gorgeous.

      Thank you for commenting, Dianna.