Escape to Giddywell Grange #BookReview #BlogTour #Hera #RachelsRandomResources

Written by Kim Nash


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Maddy Young thought she had it all.

Swanky city apartment? – yep. Fancy car? sorted. High-flying career? – tick.

Even if she’s lost most of her friends because of spending all her time at work, and can’t remember when she last had fun, it’s worth it.

Until she’s suddenly made redundant. Now she’s 37, jobless, and after the breakup with the former love of her life, unhappily single.

Enter Maddy’s childhood friend, Beth, the owner of Growlers, the doggy daycare centre at Giddywell Grange, on a mission to make Maddy see there’s more to life than work.

Soon, Maddy is swapping spreadsheets for volunteer duty at the library, daily Starbucks for cups of tea with elderly neighbours, and her Prada handbag for doggy poo bags… And with Beth’s gorgeous brother, Alex, back from the States, Maddy starts to think that Giddywell Grange might just be her happy place.

But when her old life – and her old boyfriend – comes calling, will Maddy go back to the job she loved so much? Or will she discover that the key to happiness lies in making others happy?


An uplifting romantic comedy that will warm your heart – perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Milly Johnson and Katie Fforde.


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Enjoyable – but Predictable!    Stars 3.5


What a fabulous title for a book and it’s as light and happy as it promises to be!

Maddy almost had it all – first-class apartment, fabulous company car, fantastic salary; however, she worked so hard that she forgot the important ‘f’ words of fun, family and friendships! When she suddenly loses her job, she realises that she is lacking in those and other things in her life, and takes some time to reconnect with the world. Her childhood best friend runs a dog care business on her family farm, and with an operation on the horizon she desperately needs someone to gallop to her rescue .. is it possible Maddy might change her designer shoes for wellies?

What a fabulous cover .. it really shows the spirit of the story within the pages! An enjoyable read, this is warm, light-hearted and lovely to read; a case of bring Maddy’s head out of her ‘ideal’ world and back to earth to live in the real world. With a great range of characters, there is plenty to focus on and it’s easy to go with the flow. It is all fairly predictable though, with no surprises hiding in the pages – and a full synopsis that almost reveals all – but that doesn’t take away from the feel-good factor.  I would have liked something different to happen that wasn’t what I already expected but it all went exactly where I thought it was heading. Still a nice read, though, and definitely worth 3.5*.

My thanks to publisher Hera Books for my copy and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot in this Blog Tour. Of course, all stated opinions and completely honest and entirely my own.

My thanks to publisher Hera Books for my copy and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot in this Blog Tour. Of course, all stated opinions and completely honest and entirely my own.


Tags: rom-com
  • Format: ebook
  • Size: 295 pages
  • Publisher: Hera
  • Publication Date: 18 September 2019
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
  •                                 Kobo
  •                                 amazon


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Author Bio


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Kim Nash lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at

Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.

When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She’s also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.

Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.

Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim’s second novel and will be published on September 18th 2019.


Social Media


Twitter: @KimTheBookworm


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