The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day…
The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.
The hall is cool after the hot summer’s day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.
Yet something makes you suspect life here can’t be as perfect as it seems.
After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.
But wouldn’t you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?
Welcome to Winterfold.
Martha Winter’s family is finally coming home.
Thanks again to Headline Publishing for providing me with a review copy of the fourth and final instalment of this serialisation via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I mentioned in my review of Part Three, that I see the four parts as follows:
1 – Building the tension
2 – All of the drama
3 – The Aftermath
4 – The Resolution
So this was finally it: The Resolution. I’ve been so excited to get to this last instalment and see how everything turns out.
Because the story is told from each characters point of view, you really do get attached to each character individually, as you get to see every side of the story. This family has been through so very much, and this instalment was the perfect ending to their story.
Martha has some final things that need sorting out, particularly with Florence, and Flo gets the answers she has needed for a long time. Cat is finally getting her life back on track and it’s great to see her and Luke in a much better place than when we first met them. Dynamics are changing between Bill, Joe and Karen, and I was pleased to see how all this turned out.
What I think Harriet does best is that this isn’t your typical happy ending; this family has been through the sort of pain that will fully never heal, but they are working on it. They are working hard to get to where they want to be, and they are getting there. That’s what I enjoyed the most. It’s a very satisfactory ending that fits perfectly with the story. The one thing I have said before in reviews of this series, is how real the characters and the story feel, and that’s exactly how the ending felt too. Unfortunately, we can’t just wave a magic wand and make everything perfect again, but things do get better, and the Winter family are finally on their way to making things right again.
Also, the epilogue was so lovely. It was sweet and the perfect way to finish it off.