Rowan Hill means many things to many people, but to Ellie Hesketh it represents new beginnings. Putting her life back together after a break-up is going to take time, but the crumbling country estate—as much in need of TLC as she is—seems the perfect place to do it.
But Ellie is not the only person for whom Rowan Hill is a refuge. There’s Will, damaged and complicated, whose secrets almost nobody knows. And Finn, his brother, who’s finally decided to stop running from his own past. As Ellie is drawn further into saving the estate, she can’t help but try saving the brothers too—and she’s sure she knows just how to go about it. The trouble is, she’s been accused of meddling before…
By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this story of friendship, forgiveness and unexpected romance reveals the lies we tell to hide dark secrets—and what can happen when we let in a little light
received this book from netgally and the publisher in exchange for an honest review this has in no way affected my opinion
I quickly fell in love with this book– it’s full of likable, real characters. People you’d want to know and be friends with. People you can identify with. Our two main characters of Ellie and Will are warm and genuine but are fallible, like every one of us. I was so immersed in their story, I just couldn’t tear myself away from my kindle. About the last third of the book takes a serious turn as it addresses a wrong that often isn’t talked about, particularly in literature. It was handled carefully and tastefully.
The spirit of this book includes friendship, love, community & forgiveness. If you like British chick-lit with a little more substance, you must read this! I would love to read more about these characters and also from this author. I will be purchasing a “hard copy” of this book once it’s released and will look forward to reading anything she writes.