Written by Sarah Bennett
She wasn’t looking for love…
When Lucie Kennington flees the bright lights of London for the quiet Derbyshire countryside, she’s shocked to discover that the heir to the Bluebell Castle estate is far from the wizened employer she expected.
In fact, Arthur Ludworth might just be the most handsome man Lucie’s ever laid eyes on – and a terrible distraction! So when she stumbles across a legendary painting feared lost for centuries, she can’t believe her luck – perhaps this is the hidden treasure to save Arthur and his family from ruin?
But it’s only a matter of time before Lucie’s past catches up with her and by then it’s too late, she’s falling for him…
Light & Happy Feel-Good Read!
What a super read! Best news of all is that’s it’s the first in a new series.
Lucie needs to get out of London and a short-term contract living in a real castle seems like the ideal escape. Certain that she will find her new employer to be an older gentleman of the aristocracy, she is shocked to be faced by a contemporary, Arthur – or should that be Sir Arthur to her? Having inherited the title but not the wealth to keep the estate going, the family are hoping that Lucie will discover some long hidden treasure to balance the family coffers. She quickly gets on with the job in hand, but finds herself ever distracted by the very handsome Arthur . . .
This is a well-written novel, packed with a wide variety of characters each with their own differing personality traits and lots going on to keep the readers’ attention. The setting is sublime and with a bit of mystery and a touch of romance along with the everyday events, it’s a light, happy feel-good read which I melted into – closing the final page with a sigh of satisfaction. I’m already looking forward to the second book, and recommend this to everyone who needs a bit of cheerful distraction in their busy daily life.
My thanks to publisher HQ Digital for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook, paperback, audio
- Size: 229 pages
- Publisher: HQ Digital
- Publication Date: 1 April 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
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- amazon uk
- amazon us
Meet the Author
Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to write her own stories to share with others.
Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives.
When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.
Sarah is the author of the Butterfly Cove, Lavender Bay and the forthcoming Bluebell Castle trilogies, published by HQ Digital UK.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sarah-Bennett/e/B01N6J6ZE1/