3.75 quaint stars 🌟🌟🌟.75
There’s blossom in the trees and daffodils as far as the eye can see. Maddie is looking forward to a fresh start in the countryside, but there’s just one little problem…
Following a scandal at her high-flying PR agency, twenty-six-year-old Maddie flees London to help promote what she thinks is going to be a luxurious holiday retreat in the countryside. Everything is riding on her making a success of this new job…
Yet when she arrives, Maddie is horrified to find a rundown old farm in a terrible state. The brooding and secretive owner, Seth, spent all his money on leasing the land when he fell in love with the beautiful, dishevelled farm cottages and the very romantic story behind them.
When Maddie discovers an old painting by the original owner’s wife, she unlocks the secret of the farm’s history and quickly realises she must start getting her hands dirty if this very special place is going to have any chance of survival. As she and Seth begin working together, the stunning view from the top of the hill is not the only thing that’s leaving her breathless…
After weeks of hard work the dream looks like it might become a reality, until a secret from Maddie’s past threatens to snatch it all away again. Can Maddie find a way to save the business and herself? Will she finally find a place to keep her heart within the crumbling walls of the little cottage on the hill?
Well now I want to go visit this little cottage on the hill, it certainly was charming! This book was a fun easy read but definitely light on the romance…..
The characters in this book were people you’d want to meet, maybe when on vacation at this little cottage…. however as likable as they were, they weren’t as well developed as I would have liked…. especially Seth and Maddie the two main characters…. the book starts out rather abruptly almost like the prologue was left out…. I just would’ve appreciated more of a backstory on both of them….
Maddie fled her high-pressure London job and headed to the country to help restore Joy’s Acre…. Seth is the owner and Maddie and he have very different ideas for the renovation…. it was fun watching these two along with Clara, Trixie, and Thomas, reach some agreement on the renovation…. and I learned a lot about roof Thatching!(Something I hope I never need to put into practice)
This was a fun easy read perfect for a little getaway….
*** i’d like to thank the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***
Have a Fun Easy Day,