She’s taking her life back , one step at a time…
Grace thought she had it all. Living in the beautiful village of Little Ollington, along with head teacher husband Mark and gorgeous son, Archie, she devoted herself to being the perfect mum and the perfect wife, her little family giving her everything she ever wanted.
Until that fateful day when she walked in on Mark kissing his secretary – and her perfect life fell apart.
Now she’s a single mum to Archie, trying to find her way in life and keep things together for his sake. Saturday nights consist of a Chinese takeaway eaten in front of the TV clad in greying pyjamas, and she can’t remember the last time she had a kiss from anyone aside from her dog, Becks…
Grace’s life needs a shake up – fast. So when gorgeous gardener Vinnie turns up on her doorstep, his twinkling eyes suggesting that he might be interested in more than just her conifers, she might just have found the answer to her prayers. But as Grace falls deeper for Vinnie, ten-year-old Archie fears that his mum finding love means she’ll never reconcile with the dad he loves.
So when ex-husband Mark begs her for another chance, telling her he’s changed from the man that broke her heart, Grace finds herself with an impossible dilemma. Should she take back Mark and reunite the family that Archie loves? Or risk it all for a new chance of happiness?
A funny, feel good romance about finding your own path and changing your life for the better – readers of Cathy Bramley, Jill Mansell and Josie Silver will love this uplifting read.
I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages, and I thought that it would be nice to read and review it on the 1st anniversary of its publication.
What a joy to read this book was! I loved it from start to finish.
Grace is a wonderful character, she’s been through a lot, with the death of her beloved mum, and the break up of her marriage. But she’s been so strong, looking after her son, and working. I loved her relationship with her son, Archie, who was also one of my favourite characters.
The concept of her mum looking over her, and guiding her, was so touching, and heart-warming.
This is a book full of friendship and laughter, love and life. It is sad at times, and really hilarious at other times. I was completely caught up in the story from start to finish, really highly recommended.
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐