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About the author

 

Georgia Hill

Georgia Hill writes rom-coms and historical fiction and is published by E-Scape Press and Harper Impulse, the digital-first imprint of Harper Collins. 

She divides her time between the beautiful counties of Herefordshire and Devon and lives with her two beloved spaniels, a husband (also beloved) and a ghost called Zoe. She loves Jane Austen, eats far too much Belgian chocolate and has a passion for Strictly Come Dancing.

Find her on Twitter @georgiawrites

 

About the book

June 1963, Clematis Cottage, Stoke St. Mary, Herefordshire

 

I am really not sure why I am writing this. A foolish whim by a foolish old lady and it will probably sit in a box unread and decay much like its writer when Death makes his careless decision.

 

But perhaps someone will find it. Someone will care enough to read and somehow I know that will happen.

April 2000, Clematis Cottage, Stoke St. Mary, Herefordshire

Tired of her life in London, freelance illustrator Rachel buys the beautiful but dilapidated Clematis Cottage and sets about creating the home of her dreams. But tucked away behind the water tank in the attic and left to gather dust for decades is an old biscuit tin containing letters, postcards and a diary. So much more than old scraps of paper, these are precious memories that tell the story of Henrietta Trenchard-Lewis, the love she lost in the Great War and the girl who was left behind.

                                                                           

My Review

 

 I was fortunate to receive a free copy of this book to review via Netgalley. I really enjoyed reading about Clematis Cottage and following the story of Rachel as she settles into her new life. Cleverly interwoven through a diary that Rachel discovers, we find out about Henrietta. Somehow, it never seems jumbled or confused as can happen with this kind of two-in-one story and there are also some delightful minor characters. Essentially a romance but at the same time, this book offers so much more. A very enjoyable read.

 

 

5/5

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13.12 | 09:51

Bletchley park was where they broke the codes

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13.12 | 09:37

Code braking in ww2. X

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13.12 | 09:28

The book sounds great!

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12.12 | 21:49

It's currently only available in libraries but the author may publish a digital version in the future. Thanks for your comment.

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