Wednesday, March 29, 2023



Cassidy Beeswhistle’s life is turned completely upside down when she loses her boyfriend and her job at the same time.  She is in desperate need of a fresh start and a new beginning.   She discovers that there is a lost deed to her late father’s beautiful manor.  If she could find the deed it would return ownership of the manor to Cassidy.  As soon as she arrives at Dithercott she immediately falls in love with the beautiful little village.  With the breathtaking hills and lakes, along with the amazing villagers that welcome her into their corner of paradise, she knows that this is exactly where she is meant to be.  Soon she meets Ned who happens to be the lord of the manor and a new found romance she didn’t plan for.

This story was such an enjoyable and beautiful read.  I was amazed at the way the author left no stone unturned.  Her  detailed description of the village and the manor along with the people that live there, made me feel like I wanted to pack things up and move to Dithercott.  What a truly magical place.  This rapid page turner is one that I couldn’t put down.  I loved everything about this wonderful and heart-warming story.  I was hooked from the first flip of the front cover. This cozy romance was exactly the escape I needed.  I loved everything about this wonderful story, with its amazing plot twists and turns and a phenomenal ending.  I will recommend it over and over again.  

Rating: 5 out of 4.


Author: Cate Woods
Published by: Bookouture 
Publication Date: March 27, 2023
Pages: 358 
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A surprise inheritance. A hostile lord of the manor. A chance at a new beginning…?

Cassidy Beeswhistle loses her job and her boyfriend within seconds of each other, it’s time for a change. Discovering her beloved late father’s connection to a tiny English village, it seems like the perfect place to start again. Especially because there’s a secret ‘lost deed’, which – if found – would return the village’s gorgeous manor house to its rightful heir: Cassidy…

On arrival in Dithercott, Cassidy is blown away by the rolling hills and glittering lake, and the local villagers welcome her with open arms – all of them but one, that is… The current lord of the manor, 
Ned Bamford-Bligh, is tall and fiendishly attractive with his olive skin and jet-black hair, but he is also gruff and standoffish – and he has no interest in entertaining the new girl in the village; especially one who is potentially after his home, with its ivy-covered turrets and sprawling gardens.

Despite Ned’s frosty welcome, Cassidy is drawn to his piercing, hazel-eyed glare and she’s determined she is to uncover the demons that keep him locked away behind the manor’s imposing stonework. Before she knows it, an undeniable spark builds between them…

Just as Cassidy is feeling at home in Dithercott – and in the arms of Ned – he shows up on her doorstep clutching an old roll of parchment.
 Is this the discovery she’s been waiting for? And if it is, will its contents bring Ned and Cassidy closer together, or push them apart…?


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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