- Title Coming Home to Glendale Hall
- Author Victoria Walters
- Year 2019
- Genre Christmas
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. 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 returning to Glendale bring back the old magic that she’s been missing - or will Beth be forced to run away from it all over again?
This was a nice, cosy Christmas read, As per the traditional rom-com Christmas story, the girl who fled to the city has come home to face up to her family and her past.. and find love along the way. I liked this because although some elements of it were really predictable, it didn’t all happen in the way I was expecting. The pair were happy by mid-way through the book so then something was bound to come and split them up for a bit but what was it… and then the whole parentage thing. A good read.
Rating: 3 / 5