Reasons to Go Outside
Pearl Winter hasn't been outside in forty-three years.
Since she arrived on Dartmoor as a girl, an isolated family cottage has been her whole world. A place of safety. But now fifty-nine-year-old Pearl is utterly alone - except for the postman, the local crows, and memories of the summer of 1976.
Teenager Connor Matthews feels like a stranger in his own home.
Since his mother's death he's been adrift from his remaining family, troubled by the reality of moving on, and unable to see a future ahead.
But when Connor begins a summer job as Pearl's gardener, an unexpected friendship opens the door to a fresh start for them both.
If only Pearl and Connor can take the first steps . . .
Here’s what readers are saying about Reasons to Go Outside on Goodreads!
‘This book is now, one of my top favorite heart-warming reads.’
‘While there may be many reasons to go outside this book is one that is worth staying in for. I recommend a comfy chair, a large cup of tea and making yourself comfortable as once you start you aren’t going to want to go anywhere.’
‘This book has friendship, courage, is uplifting and made me full-on cry! I was not expecting that; the crying and how the chapters were. They were shocking and heartbreaking but at the same time heartwarming and significant. A beautiful book inside and out.’
‘I absolutely adored this book!’
‘I absolutely loved it and will be recommending it wholeheartedly to all my book loving contacts. I shall be eagerly looking out for the next book by this author.’
‘The message of hope is conveyed brilliantly in this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an engaging read.’
‘Very highly recommended and I shall definitely seek out more from the author Esme King in the future.’
‘With a few tears and lots of smiles I loved this story from the very start.’
‘I really didn't want it to end. Thoroughly recommend!’
‘I absolutely loved it the characters were fabulous and the story so real and believable, I will be recommending it to everyone I know.’
‘Beautifully written, a book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it.’