I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Coming Home to Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters
Also by this author: Random Acts of Kindness - Part 1: Promises, New Beginnings At Glendale Hall
Series: Glendale Hall #1
Also in this series: New Beginnings At Glendale Hall
Published by Hera Books on 25th September 2019
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
No matter how far you go, home is where the heart is...
Beth Williams hasn’t been home for ten years. After falling pregnant at sixteen, she ran away from the imposing Scottish estate where she grew up rather than risk her family’s disapproval, working hard to build a life for herself and daughter Isabelle - but now she’s finally returning to Glendale Hall.
As Beth tries to mend her broken family ties, and fights to bring the community of Glendale back together, she realises that the story she has told herself for a decade might well be a very different one from the truth. Even though she ran from Glendale it has never left her heart. And, she soon realises, neither has Drew – Beth’s first love.
Will Beth be able to forgive her mother and grandmother (and herself) for what happened ten years ago? What will Drew say when he discovers the secret she’s been keeping from him for so long? Can a festive trail bring the village back together?
Will Christmas work its magic on Glendale - or will Beth be forced to run away from it all over again?
A charming, uplifting novel that will warm your heart – the perfect read to curl up with this autumn. Fans of Trisha Ashley, Debbie Johnson and Cathy Bramley will love this gorgeously romantic read
Thank you to Rachel for letting me take part in this tour and to Hera for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I read part 1 of Vicky’s A Random Acts of Kindness last year and I loved her style so when I saw Vicky had written a Christmas book I was so excited!
Before you start this book I would check your hot chocolate stocks because this book really gave me the winter cravings. I was snuggled up on my sofa with a hot chocolate and my blanket and it was heaven.
Beth hasn’t been home to Glendale Hall for 10 years. Her family turned their backs on her and she felt she had no option but to leave. Now she’s returning with her daughter Izzy for what might be her Nan’s last Christmas. Beth Williams was very easy to like. She is strong, independent and a wonderful mum. Izzy and Beth have a very strong and close relationship.
Also back in Glendale is Drew. Drew and Beth dated before she left Glendale but she left suddenly and broke his heart. I fell a little bit in love with Drew I won’t lie. I mean he’s a Dr, he’s sweet, kind, caring and I’ve always had a secret love of redheads.
This book is more than just a Christmas romance though. This book is about family, community spirit and forgiveness. It’s about following your dreams and letting go of the hurt and pain of the past.
This is my first Christmas book of the season and let me tell you it was a great one to start with. I can’t wait to see what Vicky brings us next.
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