What if we’re all just searching for something?
Anna Stewart is lost. After barely surviving a car accident as a teenager, Anna is scared of settling. Flitting between jobs, boyfriends and homes whenever she gets bored, she has no idea what the future holds. Then her brother Brodie, minister of Glendale, suggests she moves to the beautiful Scottish village, lining up a housekeeper job for her at Glendale Hall.
Out of options, Anna agrees to the move, knowing that she can always run away again. Once at the hall, her culinary skills impress everyone, and she agrees to give Hilltop Farm’s new manager, Cameron, cooking lessons. Sparks fly between Anna and the handsome Scot, but Cameron is looking for love – something that Anna definitely isn’t.
But it’s wedding season at Glendale Hall, and Anna is about to discover that her new home has a way of working its magic on even the coldest of hearts. Will she really be able to just walk away, or could Anna have finally found a place to belong?
It’s summertime in the beautiful Highlands village of Glendale – pack your bags and come on holiday with this gorgeously uplifting, romantic read. Fans of Milly Johnson, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin will love this charming romcom.
Emotional but in a good way
Anna was in a serious car crash when she was younger and she has been blaming herself for it for years. Not feeling like she is good enough, she spends time going from one job to another, constantly moving around until her brother persuades her to take a housekeeping job at Glendale Hall in Scotland
Anna is a complex character, she doesn’t trust her feelings and emotions and hates the thought of other people taking over her life and planning things for her. She starts to learn to accept things whilst staying at Glendale and seeing her open up and becoming a stronger person who doesn’t always have to be alone made me really like her
I think a huge part of this book is the magic of Glendale and the people in it. They accept Anna and make her feel included and loved whilst also enabling her to have a sense of purpose. They don’t judge her but instead want to support her and let her to see that she has skills and that she is worth something even when she doesn’t necessarily believe it. Glendale itself is a place that came alive in my head and I felt myself absorbed into the setting, with a sense of peace washing over me each time I picked up the book
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy an emotional romance in a stunning setting where the main character goes on a journey of self discovery
AM 🐾 x
Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. She’s the author of three novels, THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE, SUMMER AT THE KINDNESS CAFÉ, and COMING HOME TO GLENDALE HALL. She has been chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for an RNA award. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star, and her books have won wide reader acclaim.
Victoria is a full-time author. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry, and loves books, clothes, music, going out for tea and cake, and posting photos on Instagram.
Find out more about Victoria by following on Instagram at @vickyjwalters, on Twitter at @Vicky_Walters or by visiting her blog at:https://victoria-writes.com/.