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It’s been two years since glamorous and ambitious Violet Smith fell head-over-heels in love with blacksmith Jimby Fairfax, and moved back home to the North Yorkshire village of Lytell Stangdale to be with him.
Life couldn’t get much sweeter. Their romance is blooming and Romantique – the business she set up with Jimby’s sister Kitty, designing luxurious underwear and burlesque costumes with the odd wedding dress throw in – is thriving.
But on a romantic weekend break, a face from her past triggers a series of events which send Violet into turmoil. She finds herself with no alternative but to reveal a secret she’s buried deep for the past sixteen years. A secret she hasn’t shared with anyone, not even her best friends, Kitty and Molly, and they share everything.
With the revelation forcing a wedge between herself and Jimby, heartbroken Violet fears that he won’t ever be able to think of her in the same way again and won’t want anything more to do with her.
As ever, Kitty and Molly rally round, offering their advice and support but Vi is worried that keeping her secret was just a step too far for Jimby.
Will she succeed in showing him their love is strong enough to overcome it?
The Secret – Violet’s Story is book 3 in the Life on the Moors Series.
Set in the close knit community in the North Yorkshire village of Lytell Stangdale, this is the third book in the series and tells the story of Violet who has returned home to the village after going to University and setting up her own business. She fell in love with her childhood friend, Jimby Fairfax and the story starts with them going on a romantic weekend break. However, her enjoyment of this is spoilt by seeing someone from her University days who reminds her of some secret memories from that time. She’s never shared what happened with her friends or Jimby but she can’t forget and worries about how they’ll react if they know….
This is a lovely, heartwarming story of friendship, dreams, secrets and romance. It has fantastic characters who just seem to be more like old friends since I’ve followed the series- they include a sexting Gran, a snobbish family, close friends and relations. The whole community, their trials and tribulations all contribute to the story but the focus in this one is on Violet’s secret . It is one that has troubled her for more than a decade and is now adversely impacting on her thoughts, relationships and future. Will she reveal all? What will the consequences be? You’ll have to read it yourself to find out!
I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending this entire series, I’ve loved getting to know the diverse folk in this community, their stories, their secrets and their interactions. I really hope there’ll be more based here in future! This is definitely a story to have you laughing out loud and leaves you with a huge grin on your face!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book which I have chosen to read. This is my honest review after doing so and loving escaping into this North Yorkshire community.
Author Bio – Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.
Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming stories with happy endings.
Social Media Links –
Blog: Eliza J Scott – elizajscott.com
Twitter: Eliza J Scott – @ElizaJScott1
Instagram: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscott
Facebook: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscottauthor
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