This was a lovely return to Wychwood-on-Lea in a new series featuring the people who live in Willoughby Close.
Ellie wanted a new start for her daughter Abby who has been having a very tough time at school. She thinks moving to a quaint little cottage in a beautiful setting is going to solve all their problems. She’s taken a job typing up notes for Oliver who is writing a book about the Victorian perception of children. Initially she finds him quite aloof- but there is a definate spark in the air.
I loved the way the characters developed and Abby blossomed making friendships in unusual areas with the lady at the big house and Oliver’s nephew. They give her a new found confidence. A trip to Cornwall was an added bonus- and I could just imagine the house on the Lizard Peninsula and the amazing walks they’d be going on.
It was such a lovely warm book- easy to lose yourself in and devour in a couple of days. I can’t wait for the next books in the series and wondering who we are going to meet.
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