Thursday, May 13, 2021



Do not pass up this opportunity to visit Tansy Falls, Vermont.  This heart warming and uplifting story will make you want to pick up and move to Tansy Falls.  It is total escapism at its best.  

When Nell’s best friend Meagan dies from cancer, Meagan leaves Nell a hand written note.  Nell is given strict instructions by Meagan, that she is to visit Tansy Falls, Vermont.  She wants Nell to spend two weeks at the Tansy Falls Inn, and everyday she has to try something new.  With reluctance, Nell fulfills Meagan’s request, and heads to Tansy Falls.  The residents of the town are so welcoming, well, most of them.  And though they are quirky, she falls in love with them.  Nell finds herself and realizes there is so much more to life, and until now did not realize just how much of life she was missing out on. Even though we don’t get to meet Meagan in person, through her written letter, you feel as if she is a close personal friend. Tansy Falls is such a warm and quaint little town, that you can’t help but fall in love with the town, and the people.  Everyone knew everyone and so you feel as if the town residents are actually your family. With the plot twist, there is a mystery to be solved. Nell’s two weeks stay comes to an end, and she wrestles with the thought of staying in Tansy Falls or going back to her life in London.

I was so enthralled with this emotional story.  I was so engrossed with the story and the characters.  The icing on the cake for this story is that it is written in a duel time line, and I was so happy to find out at the end that it’s the first book in a three book series.  This one will have to be read with a box of Kleenex nearby.  Thank you Cate Woods for this fantastic story, it was utterly delightful.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Author:  Cate Woods
Publisher:  Bookouture
Publication Date: May 12, 2021 
Pages: 272 
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Dearest Nell, if you’re reading this letter, I’m already gone. You’re my best friend in the world, and as my last request I’m asking you to lay me to rest hundreds of miles away, in my crazy gorgeous, totally one-of-a-kind hometown of Tansy Falls. I know you’re a born-and-bred city girl, but hear me out. After first losing Adrian, and then me… I know your heart is hurting, Nell. I think you’ll find that you need Tansy Falls as much as I do.

So, I’ve got it all planned out. For two weeks, you’ll be staying at the sweet, local inn and every day you’ll be trying something new. And if you follow my instructions to the letter, you may discover there’s more to my story than you think. A surprise something… or someone at the end of it? Only you can find out!

Some last advice before you set off, Nell. Don’t forget your sturdy boots and make sure to give Boomer, the inn’s resident dog, a belly rub from me. Stay well away from former quarterback Brody Knott (boy, do I have some stories about him!). And finally, let the future bring what it brings. While Tansy Falls may look small, I know better than anyone that new beginnings can be found in all kinds of places. That little Vermont town you’d never heard of? Well, it might suddenly begin to feel just like coming home…


Cate Woods made the most of her university degree in Anglo-Saxon Literature by embarking on a career making tea on programmes including The Big Breakfast, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and French & Saunders. After narrowly missing out on the chance to become a Channel 5 weather girl, she moved into the world of magazine journalism, then ghostwriting and now writes novels under her own name. She has written two best-selling romantic comedies – Just Haven’t Met You Yet and More Than a Feeling – and a festive novel, The Christmas Guest, under the name Daisy Bell. Cate lives in London with her husband and two children.

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