Love Heart Lane – where friends are there for you no matter what
A second chance…
When her grandfather Marley passes away Grace Power discovers she’s been left the beautiful but crumbling estate of Heartcross Castle. As a single mum of three, Grace has no idea what she’s going to do with it – but who can say no to a roof over their kids’ heads and a chance to get away from past hurts?
And a forever home
Heartcross Castle is full of secrets – especially a lost security deposit box that holds the truth to everything… But when celebrity chef Andrew Glossop sets his eyes on the castle and, to make matters worse, mistakes Grace as the new housekeeper, Grace tells him there is absolutely NO CHANCE he is getting his hands on her home.
Devastated to have got it so wrong, Andrew will do anything to make it up to her – but is she willing to listen?
Imagine inheriting a castle? Well that is what happens to Grace, single mum of three boys. You would think it would be a dream come true and whilst this particular castle holds a lot of happy memories for Grace, it has been a long time since she has been back to what was her childhood home. Sadly on returning, she finds the castle has been sadly neglected inside.
I was torn for Grace. Inheriting the house could not have come at a better time for her and her boys but my heart dropped as well as hers with how much needed doing. Something that Grace doesn’t have much of is money, unlike Andrew, the celebrity chef.
As soon as these two characters meet you could feel the sparks flying. I wasn’t sure what to make of Andrew to start with as he is someone who has been born with a silver spoon in his mouth and very much has a taste for the finer things in life. In fact him and Grace couldn’t be anymore opposite in their personalities and I wasn’t sure if I would like Andrew or not but it didn’t take me long to realise I did.
There is so much to love about Heartcross Castle. The sense of community and lifelong friendships, the undeniable chemistry between Grace and Andrew. Romance is very much in the air! The characters are wonderful with so many stand out ones and even Delia the chicken! This book delivered so much and more and I couldn’t stop myself from devouring it within 24 hours. A wonderfully, uplifting story that gives you a great big hug!
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be on the blog tour and to One More Chapter for an advanced readers copy.
Christie Barlow is the number one international bestselling author of fifteen romantic comedies including the iconic Love Heart Lane Series, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Kitty’s Countryside Dream. She lives in a ramshackle cottage in a quaint village in the heart of Staffordshire with her four children and two dogs.
Her writing career has come as a lovely surprise when Christie decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. Christie’s dream was to become a writer and the book she wrote to prove a point went on to become a #1 international bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
When Christie isn’t writing she co-presents The Book Show on Radio Northwich, enjoys playing the piano, is a keen gardener and loves to paint and upcycle furniture.
Christie is an ambassador for the @ZuriProject alongside Patron of the charity, Emmerdale’s Bhasker Patel. They raise money and awareness for communities in Uganda.
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