Welcome to Willoughby Close… a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver…
Harriet Lang had the perfect life, so she’s left reeling when everything is taken from her in one fell swoop. Suddenly, Harriet learns her beautiful farmhouse in the Cotswolds is double-mortgaged, her husband Richard’s been unceremoniously fired—and he’s become a little too close to his young, sexy assistant.
Harriet moves into Willoughby Close with her three children, trying to hold her head up high. With the help of her neighbor and newfound friend Ellie Matthews, Harriet starts to rebuild her life–but dipping a toe in the dating pool feels strange and meanwhile her children are struggling in different ways. She wonders if starting over is really possible…
Then Willoughby Close begins to weave its healing magic on both her and her children, and Harriet begins to see a way forward. But when Richard reappears in her life, wanting to make amends, Harriet must make the painful decision about how much of the past can be forgiven—and what kind of future she is fighting for.
Even though this is the third book in the Willoughby Close series, each book can easily be read as a standalone.
Harriet is a character who seems to have it all. Her husband has a high paid career and they live in a nice big house. Harriet maybe a stay at home mum but she has kept herself busy getting involved with bake sales and being part of the in ground with the other school mums. Everything changes though when her husband comes cleans about a couple of things which has Harriet and the children finding themselves making a new start at Willoughby Close.
In one way I felt for Harriet as well as her children as they have to make some big sacrifices from how they used to live to how they will need to now. Going from having to not worry about money to watching every penny is certainly a drastic change and certainly not easy. This is where the story shows true meaning though, it has Harriet reflect on how much we can focus on possessions rather than quality time and true happiness. Even Harriet herself realises she wasn’t the nicest of people before tis wake up call.
Find Me at Willoughby Close is a wonderfully engaging and gentle read that gives the reader food for thought. I enjoyed getting to know Harriet and her family better whilst getting to see how characters from the previous books are doing. Its a lovely story of new friendships and starting over again. An uplifting an heart-warming read. Highly recommended.