I’m so delighted to be part of the blog tour for this wonderful book today. Thanks so much to Aria Fiction for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the blog tour.
About the author
Julie Houston is the author of THE ONE SAVING GRACE, GOODNESS, GRACE AND ME and LOOKING FOR LUCY, a Kindle top 100 general bestseller and a Kindle #1 bestseller. She is married, with two teenage children and a mad cockerpoo and, like her heroine, lives in a West Yorkshire village. She is also a teacher and a magistrate.
About the book
Charlie Maddison loves being an architect in London, but when she finds out her boyfriend, Dominic, is actually married, she runs back to the beautiful countryside of Westenbury and her parents.
Charlie’s sister Daisy, a landscape gardener, is also back home in desperate need of company and some fun. Their great-grandmother, Madge – now in her early nineties – reveals she has a house, Holly Close Farm, mysteriously abandoned over sixty years ago, and persuades the girls to project manage its renovation.
As work gets underway, the sisters start uncovering their family’s history, and the dark secrets that are hidden at the Farm.
A heart-breaking tale of wartime romance, jealousy and betrayal slowly emerges, but with a moral at its end: true love can withstand any obstacle, and, before long, Charlie dares to believe in love again too…
This is a beautifully woven story. As Charlie and Daisy work to restore the lovely old farmhouse, Madge’s wartime story is revealed to us. We flick back and forth between the present and the past.
The characters are wonderfully drawn in this book. Some books take a while for you to get to know, and warm to, the characters. Not so with this book. I was immediately drawn in, and felt as if I had known the characters for ages. I particularly loved Madge.
The setting is gorgeous, and it was lovely to be back in Westenbury, the setting for previous novels.
A book with warmth, humour, love and intrigue, it’s almost impossible to put down. Thoroughly enjoyable.
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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