Hey Guys, thanks for stopping by for Kate Hewitt’s blog tour for Find Me at Willoughby Close, you can catch my review below along with a giveaway. If you want to follow the tour there is a banner below with all the stops on.
Welcome to Willoughby Close… a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver…
Harriet Lang had the perfect life, so she’s left reeling when everything is taken from her in one fell swoop. Suddenly, Harriet learns her beautiful farmhouse in the Cotswolds is double-mortgaged, her husband Richard’s been unceremoniously fired—and he’s become a little too close to his young, sexy assistant.
Harriet moves into Willoughby Close with her three children, trying to hold her head up high. With the help of her neighbor and newfound friend Ellie Matthews, Harriet starts to rebuild her life–but dipping a toe in the dating pool feels strange and meanwhile her children are struggling in different ways. She wonders if starting over is really possible…
Then Willoughby Close begins to weave its healing magic on both her and her children, and Harriet begins to see a way forward. She even starts to date sexy local vet Tom Roberts–but when Richard reappears in her life, wanting to make amends, Harriet must make the painful decision about how much of the past can be forgiven—and what kind of future she is fighting for.
I adore Kate Hewitt’s novels her writing is like a good friend which is a pleasure to sit down with a cup of tea and curl up with. Find Me At Willoughby Close is the third in this particular series of novels and see’s us following the story of Harriet who we briefly met in Meet Me At Willoughby Close as we followed Ellie’s story.
Harriet is what I would refer to as a Yummy Mummy, she’s got the nice house, a Husband with a top flight job in the City and she spends money like it’s water in a constant attempt to keep up with the Jones’es, she is not my type of person at..all!
When things go sideways for Harriet she is forced to move to Willoughby Close and to change her spending ways, re-evaluating her life, who she has become, and her marriage.
This novel very much felt like a learning journey as Harriet discovers the person she had turned into in her marriage, as she learns to not spend money on frivolous things and rediscovers the value of money, and the value of good relationships she starts to make changes and learn what she really wants in her life.
I didn’t fully connect with Harriet’s story. I didn’t like Harriet much and I found the story was far too centred around her children, which makes sense given the nature of the story, but it’s not a story focus I enjoy particularly. I also wasn’t overly thrilled with the way the book ended. I think it showed a great weakness on Harriet’s part.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read but definitely my least favourite of all of Kate Hewitt’s books so far. I definitely wouldn’t discourage anybody from reading it however and I’m not put off continuing to read Kate’s books in future.
About Kate Hewitt
Kate is the USA Today-bestselling author of over 40 books of women’s fiction and romance. She is the author of the Hartley-by-the-Sea series, set in England’s Lake District and published by Penguin. She is also, under the name Katharine Swartz, the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell. Other series include the Emigrants Trilogy, the Amherst Island Trilogy, and the Falling For The Freemans series.
She likes to read romance, mystery, the occasional straight historical and angsty women’s fiction; she particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.
Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in the English Cotswolds with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever. You can read about her life at http://www.acumbrianlife.blogspot.co.uk.
Book & Buy Links
Title: Find Me At Willoughby Close
Series: Thrust #2
Author: Kate Hewitt
Genre: Chick-Lit | Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Publication Date: 14 March 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US