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.
Anna never likes to stay in one place too long. She’s running from her family and a past she blames herself for.
When circumstances mean that she has to take a job for the summer in Glendale, she isn’t happy about being near her brother. However, as it’s only for a couple of months, she puts her head down and get on with things.
Can Glendale work its magic on Anna like it has for other village residents?
I found Anna to be a relatable character. At the start, she seems so lost. She has a persona of strength but there is such a vulnerability to her because of an accident she had when she was thirteen.
She’s a very easy character to like and it didn’t take me long to want the best for her, even though she’s a fictional character.
I adored the other characters in this book too. Cameron sounds like the perfect hero for a romantic novel. Like Anna, he is flawed but overall, a nice person who is just trying to find his place in the world. I really wanted these two to get out of their own way. Whether they do, well, I am hoping you’ll find that out for yourself.
Beth, Emily and Heather are the kind of friends everyone would love to have. The whole village in general actually, I loved it. The descriptions of it painted a beautiful image in my head. Even though it was the first time meeting these people, I felt like I was catching up with old friends and getting a big hug.
If the lovely weather is going to continue, it would make a perfect novel to read in the sunshine. Failing that, curled up with a nice cup of tea.
Always and Forever at Glendale Hall is a wonderful, uplifting novel that put a big smile on my face. Romance, friendship and family; it’s got it all. I loved it from beginning to end.
About Victoria Walters:
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.
Always and Forever at Glendale Hall is the forth book in the Glendale Hall series. It was released by Hera on 2nd June 2021 with a paperback release due on 24th June 2021. Click to buy at Amazon, Kobo and Apple.
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