Thursday, May 11, 2023



Lowri Morgan’s life is flipped upside down when she becomes a widow. After two years, she finally finds the strength to pack up her husband's belongings. As she continues to go through his things she comes across a letter…one she had never seen before and one he had never spoken of. Clearwater Castle now belonged to Lowri and one day will belong to their young daughter Wren. Lowri’s head immediately fills with so many questions. Lowri packs up her things and she and Wren take off to Clearwater Village. Nothing appeared as she thought. The castle is dilapidated and the village seems to be just as lifeless as the run down so-called “castle”.  When Lowri meets Huw, a local stonemason, it seems that fate may have new plans for Lowri and Wren. The castle, the village, Lowri and Wren may just get a second chance at the life of happiness they have always wanted.

Secrets of Clearwater Castle by Emma Davies was a wonderful read. It was full of secrets, surprises and new beginnings. Just when Lowri was unsure of what her future would be like, after losing her husband, she found hope. This heart-warming, uplifting and inspiring book was an absolute joy to read. I couldn’t put it down as I read it in one sitting. Author Emma Davies has such an amazing way of pulling you into her stories, and actually living your life among the pages. This story of second chances was a wonderful escape. I loved it and highly recommend it!!!


Rating: 5 out of 

Author:  Emma Davies
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: May 10, 2023
Pages: 383
Buy on Amazon 

Heartbroken Lowri Morgan, a young Welsh widow, is finally packing up her beloved husband’s belongings, her young daughter Wren asleep at her side. Then, hidden amongst the very last pile of papers, Lowri finds an official-looking letter – and her whole world shifts…

Her husband had a secret inheritance, one he’d never mentioned or done anything about. And now, it seemed, somewhere called Clearwater Castle was hers – and, in time, little Wren’s. How could he have hidden this from her and why? And what on earth was she going to do?

Arriving in Clearwater village, Lowri doesn’t find the fairy-tale home she’d pictured. The castle is near-derelict, a tiny cottage in the grounds barely liveable, and her responsibilities – as outlined by the ruggedly handsome but prickly local stonemason 
Huw – are overwhelming. This is not the future she’d imagined for her and Wren, but as the only link left to her husband, she’s determined to make the best of it.

Lowri never asked for a new start, but it seems fate has decided she needed one. As she and Huw reluctantly begin to work together, sparks start to fly between them. Can they find a way to save Clearwater Castle and bring life back to the village? What will they find out about themselves – and the mystery of the hidden inheritance – in the process? And will Lowri, heartbroken once already, find the courage to give love one more chance?


After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: 'I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.' Well the job in the design studio didn't work out but she's now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.

After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time, and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It's a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.

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