Hunter’s Moon is the ultimate ‘forever’ house. Nestled by a river in the Peasebrook valley, it has been the Willoughbys’ home for over fifty years, and now estate agent Belinda Baxter is determined to find the perfect family to live there. But the sale of the house unlocks decades of family secrets – and brings Belinda face to face with her own troubled past. . .
I first fell in love with Hunter’s Moon in a short story by the author called, The Apple Orchard. When I saw at the end that I could read more about the house as well as Belinda in a full novel, well I knew I just had to.
It’s not just the house you will fall in love with in this story. There are so many wonderful characters also. The story flicks between past and present so that we see things in present day with the owners of Hunter’s Moon having no choice but to sell their beloved home and to the past where we get to see the family that owned it and how Sally came to be the present day owner.
The past sections in the book without a doubt were my favourite. The Willoughby family are a quirky and wonderful one. Each member of the family had me fall for them ever so slightly more. No wonder Sally jumps at the chance of working there.
After finishing the book I felt it was one that I wanted to treasure forever. The author draws the reader into a wonderful world with idyllic settings that I really didn’t want to leave. It was such a bitter sweet ending as I enjoyed every minute of this book and was sad to reach the end.
The Forever House is a novel that will steal your heart. It is an endearing and emotive read that if it had been a thousand pages long, it still wouldn’t have been enough. A story you will easily get lost into and you can’t help but devour quickly as you are so invested in the characters. Loved it!
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