Sometimes you have to let your heart rule your head . . .
Cherry, Maggie and Rose are mother, daughter and granddaughter, each with their own hopes, dreams and even sorrows. They have always been close, so when, in a moment of impulse, Cherry buys a gorgeous but rundown pub in the village she grew up in, it soon becomes a family affair.
All three women uproot themselves and move to Rushbrook, deep in the heart of Somerset, to take over The Swan and restore it to its former glory. Cherry is at the helm, Maggie is in charge of the kitchen, and Rose tends the picturesque garden that leads down to the river.
Before long, the locals are delighted to find the beating heart of the village is back, bringing all kinds of surprises through the door.
Could Cherry’s impulse purchase change all their lives – and bring everyone the happiness they’re searching for?
Escape to the glorious Somerset countryside with this joyful and uplifting story of family, love and hope.
The title for this novel drew me to it. Who doesn’t love an impulse purchase? Although I usually end up regretting ones I make but thankfully mine are usually cheap ones like a top or dress not a house like Cherry purchases in this story. Cherry’s luckily is not a mistake and sometimes the heart overruling the head isn’t always a bad thing.
The story flicks between Cherry, her daughter Maggie and her granddaughter, Rose. Three generations of women who all have a great relationship. One that I was quite envious of. These women are all supportive of each other and it was a real pleasure getting to know them. Each one is overcoming something in their own life and moving back to Rushbrook seems to be the answer to most of their problems.
Cherry and her relationship with her husband Mike was a bit of a conundrum to me. There is no doubting how much they love each other but for me, I felt it was rather one sided with Cherry putting her life on hold over the years so her husband could concentrate on his art and teaching and when it comes to Cherry doing something for herself, I found Mike to be rather selfish and putting want he wants over that of his wife’s. As I say there is no doubting that his character loves his wife and is proud of her, but it did niggle at me throughout with his reactions to certain things.
Rushbrook itself is an idyllic village which I could so easily envisage with the local church, pub and charming houses. I like that we also get to know some of the other residents of the village who were all lovely in their own way with some having to deal with their own issues which had me hooked and eager to read more.
The Impulse Purchase is a charming read that will have readers falling in love with not only the wonderful setting but the characters who I also found endearing in their own way. I loved the bond of the three generations and how each of them shines in their own way. The story is uplifting and I think readers will each take something out of this moving and heartfelt story. A comforting and heart-warming read!
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I am loving the theme of this book already!
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I loved this book!
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