Title:- The Accidental Inheritance
Author:- Cate Woods
Date published:- 27th March 2023
No. of pages:- 305 pages
A surprise inheritance. A hostile lord of the manor. A chance at a new beginning…?
When 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…?
A heart-warming, laugh-out-loud story of home, friendship, family and finding love in the most unlikely of places. The perfect curl-up read for fans of Sarah Morgan, Milly Johnson and Jenny Colgan.
This is such a unique book that I found myself enjoying reading this book.
An ancestor gambled away his house and then fled to America…and then many years later, Cassidy Beewhistle returns to claim this house that once belonged to her ancestor. But when Cassidy and her daughter Nora comes to England, they realized that a lot of work needs to be done not to mention the fact that there are people in that small town, who are not so thrilled that a Beewhistle is back in the scene!
This is the third book I have read from Cate Woods and I have to say, this was entirely a unique setting which I found myself enjoying reading it. I do like how Cassidy is slowly getting used to living in the quiet countryside and the British way of life. I do also like the community and how the community is reaching out to Cassidy helping out each other. I also like how Ned, the lord of the enemy manor initially didn’t get along with Cassidy and soon blossomed into something else…overall, I really loved reading this book! The writing was great, and the reader felt like a part of the story while reading through this book. I like nearly all the characters in the book and the descriptions of the inn, the countryside made me feel like I was in that small town with Cassidy.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read and worth five stars!
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. Thank you Bookouture for making me a part of this blog tour and inviting me to review the book. The review is based on my honest opinion only.
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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