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Series: Willoughby Close #3
Title: Find Me at Willoughby Close
Author: Kate Hewitt
Publisher: Holiday, Tule Publications
Published: March 14th, 2017
What a heartwarming tale this is! It continues the saga of the residents of Willoughby Close, revisiting Ellie and Abbie from the first story in the series, recapping some of the events, but from the perspective of the latest residents, Harriet Lang and her three children. Harriet was the Queen Bee in the local community, running a variety of community activities, including those centred around the local primary school which all three of her children attend. However, her world is turned upside down when she discovers her husband’s itemised mobile bill includes lengthy calls to his secretary at night. Suspicious, Harriet confronts him, only to discover he’s been out of work for six months and her comfortable existence is about to implode.
The story follows her moved on Willoughby Close from the luxury home which the bank have repossessed. In debt, unsure of their future, lacking trust in her husband, all take their toll on this previously confident seeming lynchpin of the local community. Unsure what has already happened in their marriage, whether or not she can trust her husband, the two separate. As things rapidly deteriorate, it is easy to discover who your true friends are. This is a very emotional journey for all concerned, including the three children. Reevaluating life, considering consequences, moving on and coping with heartbreak are all part of this moving story in which new friendships, changes in attitudes and expectations and a delightful puppy all play a role. It is an emotive story, beautifully written and very engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and have no hesitation in highly recommending this to anyone who enjoys very moving family dramas.
I requested and received a copy of this book via NetGalley without any obligation. This is my honest opinion after reading it.
Welcome to Willoughby Close… a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver…
Harriet Lang had the perfect life, so she’s left reeling when everything is taken from her in one fell swoop. Suddenly, Harriet learns her beautiful farmhouse in the Cotswolds is double-mortgaged, her husband Richard’s been unceremoniously fired—and he’s become a little too close to his young, sexy assistant.
Harriet moves into Willoughby Close with her three children, trying to hold her head up high. With the help of her neighbor and newfound friend Ellie Matthews, Harriet starts to rebuild her life–but dipping a toe in the dating pool feels strange and meanwhile her children are struggling in different ways. She wonders if starting over is really possible…
Then Willoughby Close begins to weave its healing magic on both her and her children, and Harriet begins to see a way forward. She even starts to date sexy local vet Tom Roberts–but when Richard reappears in her life, wanting to make amends, Harriet must make the painful decision about how much of the past can be forgiven—and what kind of future she is fighting for.