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Title: The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse
Author: Katie Ginger
Publisher: HQ, HQ Digital
This is an emotive, heartwarming second chance romance and a delightful story to escape into.
After being orphaned, Amelia was brought up by her Great Aunt Vera in the village of Meadowbank. They had a huge fall out when she went to University, then went to live in Paris where she worked as an Interior designer. It is ten years later that Amelia returns after inheriting her childhood home. In the old farmhouse she discovers a beautiful locket with intriguing photographs. This sparks her search for information about Great Aunt as she is welcomed home by the local community and reconnects with her first love. Can she discover the secrets of Meadow Farmhouse?
This is a lovely story of discovering more about yourself and your family. It is one filled with drama, secrets and love where the initially perceived motivations of others prove untrue and love helps find a way to a HEA with true friends, a caring community and a second chance romance. It is a moving story, made even more so when you read the acknowledgements and discover the author’s inspiration behind writing this book and that this is the first book in a new series. I can’t wait to read the sequel! I have no hesitation in highly recommending this pleasurable, entertaining and intriguing book.
Thank you to HQ Digital and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read, thoroughly enjoyed and honestly reviewed.
The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse
Escape to the countryside with a heart-warming new novel from Katie Ginger, author of Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage.
Amelia loves her life in Paris. But with the surprise inheritance of her childhood home, Meadow Farmhouse, she has no choice but to return to the small village of Meadowbank to restore her great-aunt’s old farmhouse. However returning to Meadowbank means she has to confront her past, including old flame Adam.
When Amelia discovers a locket hidden in the farmhouse, containing the picture of a mysterious World War Two soldier, she starts to uncover the secrets of her great-aunt’s past and is drawn further into village life. Shocked by the warm welcome from the villagers and her own surprising feelings for first love Adam, Amelia is suddenly confused as to where she truly belongs.
Can Amelia finally confront her own past and find where her heart truly calls home?
Fans of Rachael Lucas, Cathy Bramley and Jenny Colgan will fall in love with Katie Ginger!
KATIE GINGER lives by the sea in the south-east of England, and apart from holidays to very hot places where you can sit by a pool and drink cocktails as big as your head, she wouldn’t really want to be anywhere else. The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse is her seventh novel. She is also the author of the Swallowtail Bay series – Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay, Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay and Winter Wishes at Swallowtail Bay, Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage and the Seafront series – The Little Theatre on the Seafront, shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year award, and Summer Season on the Seafront.
When she’s not writing, Katie spends her time with her husband and two kids, and their dogs: Wotsit, the King Charles spaniel, and Skips, the three-legged rescue dog. (And yes, they are both named after crisps!)