She might not have much in this world, but it cost nothing to be kind…
Meet Miranda Brown: you can call her Mim. She’s jobless, homeless and living in her car… but with a history like hers she knows she has a huge amount to be grateful for.
Meet Beatrice and William Howard: Bill and Bea to you. The heads of the Howard family and owners of Venhallow Hall, a sprawling seaside Devonshire estate… stranded in a layby five hours from home the night before their niece’s wedding.
When fate brings the trio together, Mim doesn’t think twice before offering to drive the affable older couple home. It’s not like she has anywhere else to be.
But as the car pulls into the picturesque village of Littlemead, Mim has no idea how her life is about to change…
An uplifting story of found family and true love perfect for fans of Fern Britton and Veronica Henry.
A Warm, Uplifting Read!
My first encounter with Kate Field’s writing, and I really hope it’s not my last!
Miranda Brown, known as Mim, hasn’t always had an easy life but never fails to look on the bright side and be grateful for the little she has. Living in her car, she unexpectedly meets Bea and Bill Howard, far from home and needing to get back for their niece’s wedding the following day. Mim doesn’t hesitate to offer to take them home but she has no idea the impact her kind gesture is going to have on her life.
This is such a lovely read which will warm the cockles of even the most hard-hearted reader. A story of family, generosity of spirit and a wonderful reminder that there are still unselfish people in this world. The characters are realistically drawn, each with their own flaws and beautifully developed. There is a thread of kindness running throughout this novel – and I’m a great believer in spreading a little kindness. It’s not a saccharine read, but rather a warm, uplifting one which definitely put a smile on my face. Really enjoyable, and one I’m happy to recommend and give 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 303 pages
- Publisher: One More Chapter
- Publication Date: 16 April 2021
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Kate Field writes contemporary women’s fiction, mainly set in her favourite county of Lancashire where she lives on the edge of the moors with her husband, daughter and cat. Her debut novel won the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award for new writers.
When not writing or reading, Kate enjoys walking in the Lancashire countryside, Pilates, visiting historic houses and gardens and volunteering in her village community library.
- Twitter: @katehaswords
- Facebook: @katefieldauthor