Ready to enjoy an amazing read this 2020? Take a look at this great book…

The Man Across The Street by Marcie Steele

Genre: Romance
Source: Book On The Bright Side
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

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.

My Thoughts

Hannah is trying to decide what to do with her life, she feels lost and without a path to follow after loosing her mother. It’s her 40th birthday soon and she knows her life has to change, she has spent the last years of her life taking care of her mother, now that she has passed away she needs to know what does she really want. But everything will change after a handsome man moves near to her apartment, maybe it’s time to let love enter to her life?
This has been a quick read, so easy to enter the story and feel part of the neighborhood that I can only hope that we will read a new book based at Hope Street soon! I started this book on the 24th of December after a family dinner and I didn’t stop till I read the last page!
This is a book to let you disconnect from your problems and that welcomes to a nice street where everyone knows each other, they are more than friends, they are a family. Maybe we all want this type of friendship around us and that’s what makes the story so real and human.
Because Hannah is loved by everyone and they know that this is not the best moment for her, so when Doug appears in their life they can’t wait to create some sparks between them. As you can imagine it will not be so easy, Hannah will discover a secret from her family deeply hidden and this will make distrust everyone around her… And Doug has a secret on his own, will all these secrets keep them together or will keep them apart? Of course you’ll have to read the book to know the rest!
The Man Across The Street will delight you since the first page, addictive and real this is the book you need to start this year with a smile on your face!

About The Author

Hi, I’m Marcie Steele – I also write crime thrillers as Mel Sherratt.
I’ve written three novels in The Somerley Series and I have a new series starting on Jan 1 2020, with The Man Across the Street, on preorder now.
Coffee, cake and friendship are three of my favourite things. You’ll always find me writing in a cafe, people watching.