Saturday, 15 July 2017

Marry Me at Willoughby Close by Kate Hewitt #Review @katehewitt1 #WeekendBlitz @NeverlandBT

Thank you for joining me for this fab weekend blitz, today I will be sharing my review of Marry Me at Willoughby Close by Kate Hewitt. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

About the book

Welcome to Willoughby Close… a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver…

Alice James has been a drifter her whole life, working her way through several foster homes before ending up in Wychwood-on-Lea, feeling anchorless and invisible. When a chance encounter leads to Alice accepting a position as a caretaker and companion to Lady Stokeley, she starts to feel as if she might finally be able to put down some roots and live the way other people do.

Then, Lady Stokeley’s nephew, city banker Henry Trent, storms into Willoughby Manor, seeming to find fault with everything, including Alice. As the next in line to the manor and title, he threatens to upturn everything she’s started to build. But Henry is hiding his own secret fears and weaknesses, ones he's desperate for no one to discover. A surprising and inconvenient attraction that simmers between them leaves Alice feeling more confused than ever, and Henry torn between duty and desire, fear and love.

When circumstances become even more difficult, both Alice and Henry must decide who they really are, and what they are willing to fight for. Could Alice possibly the next Lady of Willoughby Manor?

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My Review

First of all I have to mention that this book is part of a series however I would still class it as being able to be read as a standalone. Characters from the previous books are mentioned but it all feels natural as their backgrounds are introduced. I loved the strong connections that everyone shares at Willoughby Close. It's lovely to see all of the friendships that have been formed and how everyone rallies around Alice. You can feel Alice's emotions as this is the first time I guess that she has felt as if she belonged. There were definitely a couple of moments where I felt the emotion of the story and I may have had a few tears in my eyes. Alice is a wonderful character and I couldn't help but feel a pull towards her character. Henry is a mystery to start with as he doesn't reveal much so it was great that as the story moves along more layers of his personality are revealed. 

The story moves fairly quickly and it was just so easy to sit back and enjoy the lovely story as it unfolded. With a set of delightful characters who made the story even more engaging for me. All the way through it gave off an almost fairy tale vibe mainly because Alice has had such a tough life and then all of a sudden life seems to be more rosy and the outlook more positive. Then with the added extra of romance it really makes a heart warming story come to life. It was very easy to be charmed by this story and I was left feeling that Willoughby Close would be an ideal place to live.

Heart warming with a wonderful romance!

With thanks to Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Author Bio:

Kate Hewitt is the author of over 60 novels of romance and women’s fiction. An American ex-pat and former diehard New Yorker, she now lives in a market town in South Wales with her husband, five children, and overly affectionate Golden Retriever. To learn more about Kate, check out her website, or join her Facebook Kate’s Reads.


Giveaway is for a £10 Amazon giftcard – International (Kate will convert the amount depending on the location of the winner)

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