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Romance blossoms under the stars in this feelgood love story for fans of Milly Johnson and Heidi Swain.
Lily Harper is an events organiser, but her neat, ordered world has just exploded. First she lost her job, then she lost her fiancé. Her five-year plan is looking increasingly shaky.
Lost and lonely, Lily heads home to her childhood village, and accepts the position of live-in housekeeper at the grand but welcoming Willow Tree Hall. It’s not exactly her dream job – Lily is more used to arranging parties than pantries – but at least she’s working.
Her first task is to arrange the Willow Tree Hall summer fete. Lily is in her element, writing to-do lists and organising bunting and baking – until her old flame Jack Carter turns up in the village. Lily hasn’t seen Jack in over ten years, when he sped off on his motorbike, taking with him the pieces of her broken heart.
Lily vowed she would never forgive him. But as Willow Tree Hall weaves its magic, Lily finds she might just give Jack a second chance after all…
Full of warmth, tears, love and laughter, this is a gripping romance for fans of Heidi Swain and Philippa Ashley.
This is a brilliant addition to this delightful series, a story that has a second chance romance at its centre but also includes fresh starts, a heartless developer, a strong community, families and friends.
Lily Harper left her home more than a decade ago after being let down by Jack, her prom date, and being involved in an accident with consequences that are still being felt by her family. Now, after discovering her latest boyfriend cheating on her and losing her event planning job, she returns home. She is offered the position of live-in housekeeper at the nearby Willow Tree Hall and she decides to give it a go, even though she’s never done anything like it before. In her teen years, Lily had been a wild child, brave, daring, rebellious and mischievous but that had consequences that hurt her family so now she’s super organised, with to do lists and determination to sort everything out . . . . . even if the family don’t really want them sorting! What she definitely wasn’t anticipating was her prom date, Jack Carter, visiting the hall first to make an offer and then to share bad news. Lily has still not forgiven Jack for that prom date disaster but she’s still attracted to him. Will they have a second chance for romance? What impact will Jack’s news have on everyone?
The brilliant community involvement throughout this story is heartwarming and it was great to catch up on everything that has been happening at Willow Tree Hall and its occupants. This story has everything from a sneaky, underhand developer out for revenge to loving families and so many second chances for different people – there’s even a baby on the way! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and have no hesitation in highly recommending this and the previous stories in the series!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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About the author
Alison Sherlock enjoyed reading and writing stories from an early age and gave up office life to follow her dream. Alison lives in Surrey with her husband and a daft golden retriever.
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