For Christie Newbury, moving to the Cotswolds as the new owner of The Templar, a quaint countryside inn, was supposed to be a dream come true.
But then her husband drops a bombshell that turns her life upside down.
Architect Daniel James has just one month to find the perfect home. When his search takes him to the village of Treweham, his instant attraction to the Templar’s beautiful – and newly single – owner is a distraction he can’t afford.
Christie needs an expert’s eye. Daniel needs a place to stay. It’s only a business deal – but it has never been more tempting to mix business with pleasure…
Welcome back to Treweham, a village of scandal and secrets.
A Lovely Second in Series!
To begin with I was dismayed to realise that this was second in a series, but it didn’t take long for me to realise that, in amongst my 200 plus books read each year, I had already enjoyed the first!
With new owners of The Templar moving into the village, some changes are afoot but things don’t always go to plan. Christie Newbury isn’t the only newcomer and it’s not long before we’re wrapped up in both their lives as well as catching up with the original characters.
This is a lovely second novel! I quickly remembered what went on in book one, recalling each character as they made an appearance and revelling in the lives of the ‘newbies’. The author really does justice to the Cotswolds and there are lots of practical details of every life. My only criticism would be that, although I’m not prudish in any way, I found the graphic sexual descriptions to be unnecessary. Personally, I prefer it when romance is the main focus and not the nitty-gritty details which we all know anyway and don’t need them laid out on the page for us. However, apart from that this is an excellent read which I’m happy to recommend and give four stars.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley and especially to Vicky Joss for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: family life, romantic comedy
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 320 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 20 February 2020
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Sasha lives in a rural, coastal village in Lancashire with her husband and Labrador dog. She has always written stories from a very young age and finds her fictional world so much more exciting than the real one.