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Title: Finding Home
Author: Kate Field
Publisher: HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter
Published: April 16th, 2021
This is a delightful story about kindness, consideration, dreams and love. A truly heartwarming story featuring Miranda (Mim) Brown who appreciates what has gone right in her life despite so much going wrong. After losing her job, her home and her mentor, she’s living – and sleeping – in her car. When an older couple ask for her help, she volunteers to drive them home – all the way from Lancashire to Littlemead in Devon, a journey that will take five hours – to get them home in time for their niece’s wedding. This good turn is to change her life as Mim discovers what family life should be like, gets to know the delightful community (well, most of the folks are great with one exception) and helps make a positive difference to others, too.
Mim is a truly inspirational character, someone who has faced adversity but still stays positive although she constantly awaits her dreams being thwarted and has her own inimitable way of coping with the obstacles life puts in her way. She’s never known love, has to get used to being hugged as being something normal and is determinedly independent because she has always had to be. It is a story about finding family love, opening yourself up to trust, making friends and finding true love. It is an emotive, moving read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I hadn’t read anything by this author before – but I’ll definitely be looking out for more by her in future.
Thank you to One More Chapter and NetGalley for my copy of this lovely book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
She might not have much in this world, but it cost nothing to be kind…
Meet Miranda Brown: you can call her Mim. She’s jobless, homeless and living in her car… but with a history like hers she knows she has a huge amount to be grateful for.
Meet Beatrice and William Howard: Bill and Bea to you. The heads of the Howard family and owners of Venhallow Hall, a sprawling seaside Devonshire estate… stranded in a layby five hours from home the night before their niece’s wedding.
When fate brings the trio together, Mim doesn’t think twice before offering to drive the affable older couple home. It’s not like she has anywhere else to be. But as the car pulls into the picturesque village of Littlemead, Mim has no idea how her life is about to change…
An uplifting story of found family and true love perfect for fans of Fern Britton and Veronica Henry.