Synopsis: Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she ‘meets’ an old lady on a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change.
Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she’d hoped – and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations. And when Marnie needs a refuge after a crisis, she ups sticks and heads for Wychwell – a temporary measure, so she thinks.
But soon Marnie finds that Wychwell has claimed her as its own and she is duty bound not to leave. Even if what she has to do makes her as unpopular as a force 12 gale in a confetti factory! But everyone has imperfections, as Marnie comes to realise, and that is not such a bad thing – after all, your flaws are perfect for the heart that is meant to love you.
Kat’s Rating: 5/5
Kat’s Review: I was thrilled to get a chance to read another Milly Johnson. Her covers are always so enticing and I rarely don’t love one of her books. Thankfully this latest one is a wonderful read and I devoured it in just two sittings. Marnie Salt has an okay job, and when she meets a guy from work things seem to be going swimmingly. She then has a chance encounter with a lady online named Lillian. When Marnie and Lillian finally meet up, a few things happen to Marnie which have a massive impact on her life and she finds herself living in the village of Wychwell, where Lillian is none other than Lady of The Manor.
Wychwell seems to be something of a fresh start for Marnie however it soon becomes apparent that the village of Wychwall is not like other places and it has its very own rules and regulations which the villagers ensure Marnie is aware of. I’m reluctant to share any more of the storyline as this book is I feel a bit of a departure from the norm. The story may seem like it goes in one direction but there are actually a number of sub plots running through all of which captured my attention.
The characters are again both likeable and extremely readable, making for the perfect read. The characters are again slightly different from the normal characters you would expect and it makes the book so much more engaging. I absolutely loved this book and would highly recommend it to anybody.