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Also by this author: Random Acts of Kindness - Part 1: Promises, Coming Home to Glendale Hall, New Beginnings At Glendale Hall
Series: Glendale Hall #3
Also in this series: Coming Home to Glendale Hall, New Beginnings At Glendale Hall
Published by Hera Books on 2nd September 2020
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
What happens when love takes you to unexpected places?
Heather Douglas appears to have it all. But living on a farm in the Scottish Highlands with her partner, Rory Fraser, all while bringing up their adorable toddler, Harry, isn’t easy. As a former librarian, Heather is worried that she’ll never fully fit into life on Fraser Farm. And after the death of her beloved mum five years ago, Heather feels lost, as well as guilty for holding back accepting Rory’s marriage proposal because she can’t imagine her wedding without her mother.
So when ex-boyfriend, Stewart, appears in the village of Glendale, it’s a shock to the system. The man who broke her heart years ago now has big plans for the neighbouring farm and wants Heather to be part of the development. Knowing that she’s living a very different life to the one they had planned at university leaves Heather wondering if she has made the right choices since she and Stewart broke up. Especially when things start to go very wrong on the farm ...
This Christmas, Heather will need to face her fears and let go of the past or risk losing everything. She will need love, faith, and a whole lot of hope!
Thank you to Rachel for letting me take part in this tour. I loved the first two books so I was very excited to read Heather’s story.
This story is really perfect for this year. Victoria wrote the majority of this book before the pandemic really hit the UK and sent us into lockdown but a lot of the themes of this book are so relevant right now.
Heather is so easy to identify with. She has anxiety and low self-esteem. She constantly feels she isn’t good enough. This is something that we have all felt before. Heather goes on such a journey in this book and I was so proud of her. I also really related to Heather’s grief of losing her mum. I lost my mum when I was very young and while the pain lessens over the years it never really goes away.
Rory Fraser. Oh, this man is just the whole package. He is so patient and understanding. All he wants to do is look after Heather and their son Harry. He is a hard worker and cares about the community too. If you can’t tell I fell in love with Rory.
I loved the different flashbacks throughout the book. I love mixing up timelines and that sort of thing so this really appealed to me.
It was so lovely to revisit Glendale, especially during the festive season. It’s a perfect place to spend Christmas. This was my first festive book of the season and it really set me up for many many more. It was a real feel-good festive series.
Victoria hinted at another story throughout the book and I really really hope that we get another book because I just love this place.
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