When Ellen O'Shea moved to Australia twenty years ago, she didn't just leave her beloved Ireland, but Gerry Glancy, her first love. Two decades after arriving in Australia, Ellen now lives in a small coastal town in Port Lincoln. The last few months have seen her struggling to cope with the death of her husband Nick. Ellen's world is turned upside down again with the unexpected arrival of Gerry Clancy. Gerry's arrival may just be what Ellen needs to pull her out of her grief, but as Ellen and Gerry reconnect, long-buried secrets may be unearthed, triggering a whole new set of complications for Ellen and her loved ones.

I absolutely adored this book.

This beautiful story takes the reader on a fabulous journey, not just emotionally but geographically. Taking place in Australia, Greece and Ireland. Esther Campion takes the reader to these beautiful destinations with ease due to her cinematic writing style. Her descriptions of these destinations are truly breathtaking.

Esther Campion's writing style had me captivated from the first paragraph. Her beautiful style was captivating and her ability to convey emotion is amazing. I found myself both laughing and crying whilst reading this book.

I loved every characters in this book. These characters were your friends, neighbours, maybe even yourself. I love reading stories where I can recognise everyday people in the characters. This relatability enhances the emotional connection you develop throughout the story.

I cannot speak highly enough of this book. It's hard to find a book that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, but Esther Campion has delivered us that book.

This tender story of life, love and loss will have you reaching for the tissues for both happy and sad tears.

Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion is a must read that will leave you wanting more.