Coming Home to Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters
Today I am excited to be part of the blog tour for Coming Home To Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters.
Book Description- Coming Home to Glendale Hall
No matter how far you go, home is where the heart is…
Beth Williams hasn’t been home for ten years. After falling pregnant at sixteen, she ran away from the imposing Scottish estate where she grew up rather than risk her family’s disapproval, working hard to build a life for herself and daughter Isabelle – but now she’s finally returning to Glendale Hall.
As Beth tries to mend her broken family ties, and fights to bring the community of Glendale back together, she realises that the story she has told herself for a decade might well be a very different one from the truth. Even though she ran from Glendale it has never left her heart. And, she soon realises, neither has Drew – Beth’s first love.
Will Beth be able to forgive her mother and grandmother (and herself) for what happened ten years ago? What will Drew say when he discovers the secret she’s been keeping from him for so long? Can a festive trail bring the village back together?
Will Christmas work its magic on Glendale – or will Beth be forced to run away from it all over again?
A charming, uplifting novel that will warm your heart – the perfect read to curl up with this autumn. Fans of Trisha Ashley, Debbie Johnson and Cathy Bramley will love this gorgeously romantic read.
Beth Williams hasn’t been home for ten years. After falling pregnant at sixteen, she ran away from her family and the imposing Scottish estate where she grew up, working hard to build a life for herself and daughter Isabelle - but now she’s returning to Glendale Hall.
This is my first Christmas read of this year and Coming Home To Glendale Hall was hard to resist with its gorgeous snowy cover and the magnificent Scottish mansion in the background. I would class this more of a winter read, so don’t feel that it has to be saved for the festive season.
The main character is Beth who hasn’t been back home to Glendale Hall since she fled at the tender age of sixteen. She returns with her young daughter when she gets a call to say that her grandmother is extremely ill. Beth is hesitant to return to Scotland for Christmas and intends to leave straight after, back to her flat in London and her job at the local school.
However, it appears that a break down in communication has taken place with both her parents, grandmother, and ex-boyfriend Drew. Beth begins to realise how many wonderful memories she has of her childhood home. With Christmas approaching, Beth and her family host a community project to unite the residents of the village and save the high street shops from closure.
I loved the community spirit within the story and the special relationship between Beth and her daughter. The author adds plenty of suspense, secrets, and tension which keeps the plot flowing nicely. The Scottish mansion location is an idyllic setting for a winter romance novel. The story is about family and friendship, rediscovering roots and the magic of first love.
Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, Hera Books and the author for the tour invite and copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
Author Bio –
Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. Her moving debut novel THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE was chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for an RNA award. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star. Her heart-warming new novel SUMMER AT THE KINDNESS CAFE is available to download now.
As well as being an author, Victoria also works as a Waterstones bookseller and buys far too many books there. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry (named after Harry Potter). Victoria is not only obsessed with books but loves buying slogan tops, mugs and notebooks, and posting them all on Instagram.