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Coming Home to Roseford Villas by Fay Keenan #Review

  Today we return to the series by Fay Keenan set in the Somerset village of Roseford. Coming Home to Roseford Villas was published by Boldwood Books on 12th April.   Aurora Henderson and Leo McKendrick were love’s young dream when they first dated as teenagers. But like many a first love, parents, life, and distance got in the way, and the couple lost touch. Now, twenty years later, Aurora – Rory to her friends – needs a break. Burnt out from her teaching career and longing to write a novel, Rory heads to the idyllic village of Roseford for a summer of writing and relaxation. Leo needs a change too. Ex-pat life in Australia has come to a sticky end so the opportunity to run his family’s B&B, Roseford Villas, for the summer is too good to turn down. Neither Rory nor Leo believe in fate, but when Leo opens the door to his latest guest, he might just have to reconsider. And when a sultry summer fills with nostalgia and memories and six weeks flies by too fast, love’s young

Dreams come true at Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters #Review

 

I am thrilled to be taking part in the celebrations for the next inVictoria Walters' Glendale Hall series,  Dreams Come True at Glendale Hall.

Lorna is following her dreams. But can she follow her heart?

Lorna Ferguson has dreamt of opening her own bed and breakfast in the village of Glendale for as long as she'd pictured falling in love. While her love life remains frankly hopeless, Lorna is determined to secure Dove House - the home she imagined living in as a child - to start this new venture with her family.

Along with brother Adam, Lorna starts restoring the house to its Art Deco glory, but faced with a whole host of renovation problems and their money fast running out, they worry that Dove House will never be ready to open in the New Year.

When a mystery man turns up, needing to fulfil a promise he made to his dying father and find the object he left at Dove House many years ago, Lorna's heart goes out to him. But what they find there is going to change both of their lives forever.

Facing problems at every turn, and distracted by her heart, Lorna is going to need all the magic that her beloved Glendale can supply to make all her dreams come true..

My Thoughts

 This fifth return to Glendale is as welcoming and reassuring as ever. The familiar characters are all there but this story revolves around Lorna, who has a lifelong dream to fulfil and her growing friendship with Finlay. Lorna is established as a distinct and credible character.  Lorna's brother, Adam, is a supportive and encouraging brother. In fact, you are introduced to a whole new family and a secret from the past is unearthed. Lorna's family is as supportive as you can want, despite a few sibling rivalry ripples. It is interesting to see how some are able to revisit the past but  at the same time, look forward and be grateful for the present. There is also a feeling that some things are not meant to work out but lead you ont to a better future.

    You also feel the turn of the seasons as Autumn arrives and gradually makes way for Christmas. The yearly calendar of events at Glendale Hall moves on, with Hallowe'en and the winter trail featuring in the story. As the title suggests, several characters have dreams for their futures and in many ways, the community in the village work to help each other. This makes for a warm, feelgood flavour, just right for this time of year.

In short: a mystery to uncover and dreams to fulfil

About the Author

Victoria Walters is a full-time author living in Surrey. Victoria writes cosy books including the bestselling uplifting and romantic series GLENDALE HALL and the new gripping and charming crime novel MURDER AT THE HOUSE ON THE HILL. She has been chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for two RNA awards. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star.

Find out more about Victoria by following on Instagram at  @vickyjwalters, on Twitter at @Vicky_Walters or by visiting her blog at https://victoria-writes.com/

You can read my reviews of Coming Home to Glendale Hall  here , New Beginnings at Glendale Hall  here and Hopeful Hearts at Glendale Hall here and Always and Forever at Glendale Hall here

Book links:  Amazon UK  |  Apple Books |  Kobohive

Thanks to Victoria Walters, Hera Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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