As the snowflakes fall, new love blossoms …
When teacher Florence Ashton receives a surprise inheritance, she decides to make the life-changing decision to up sticks to the charming town of Willowbury in Somerset. With a new house and a new job, she’s too busy putting down roots to think about love.
Air Ambulance pilot Sam Ellis is definitely not looking for romance either, especially not on his doorstep. When Florence, his new neighbour, complains about his noisy housemate, he feels more cross than star-crossed.
But as the nights draw in and both find themselves thrown together in Willowbury’s seasonal drama production, will they overcome their differences and allow a little bit of winter magic to fall along with the snow?
And what secrets will be revealed by the box of memories Florence finds in the attic at Bay Tree Terrace?
Let Fay Keenan transport you to the perfect country winter wonderland, with roaring fires, spectacular scenery, and unforgettable characters. Perfect for all fans of Cathy Bramley, Fern Britton and Katie Fforde.
A Terrific Read!
I enjoyed this one! An excellent stand-alone read with only the briefest of mentions of the first in series.
Florence Ashton finds unexpectedly on the receiving end of a considerable inheritance; Great Aunt Elsie has left her cottage in Florence’s capable hands. Quickly deciding to move her life to Willowbury, Florence has more than enough on her plate with home renovations and a new job. Romance isn’t even featuring on her to-do list .. until she meets her neighbour that is . . .
I hadn’t connected the first in series, The Weekender, until there was a slight mention of two character names near the beginning of this novel, then it all came flooding back. This is, however, a complete stand-alone story – entirely different from the first but both well worth setting time aside for. Without giving away any plot details, there are technical details included in this one for which the author has done her research and it shows in this easily flowing book. Fay Keenan always produces great reads and this one is no different. Willowbury sounds like a very attractive place to live with a variety of individual businesses, customs and traditions. A terrific read all the way through which I’m happy to both recommend and give 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s contemporary fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 327 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood
- Publication Date: 20 August 2020
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Fay Keenan is the author of the bestselling Little Somerby series of novels. She has led writing workshops with Bristol University and has been a visiting speaker in schools. She is a full-time teacher and lives in Somerset.
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