Rowan Hill means many things to many people, but to Ellie Hesketh it represents new beginnings. Putting her life back together after a break-up is going to take time, but the crumbling country estate—as much in need of TLC as she is—seems the perfect place to do it.
But Ellie is not the only person for whom Rowan Hill is a refuge. There’s Will, damaged and complicated, whose secrets almost nobody knows. And Finn, his brother, who’s finally decided to stop running from his own past. As Ellie is drawn further into saving the estate, she can’t help but try saving the brothers too—and she’s sure she knows just how to go about it. The trouble is, she’s been accused of meddling before…
By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, this story of friendship, forgiveness and unexpected romance reveals the lies we tell to hide dark secrets—and what can happen when we let in a little light.
After twelve years of marriage Ellie is betrayed in the worst way possible. Hurt and broken she is asked to take care of Rowan House inherited by her friend Jane and her husband. This is a welcome break for Ellie. While there she sees Will who lives in the big house next door she recognises him as the man who rescued her when she crashed her car near to the village,she instantly feels a connection with him.
Will is used to entering the house where Ellie is living to light fires for the old lady who lived there but that doesn't sit well with Ellie as she strives to be independent from men.
Will is broken too and covers this by his dark and moody persona. Why does he chop wood in the middle of the night? And are the rumours Ellie heard in the village about him true?.
This is one of those books that is an effortless read. I knew what way the story was going but it's the getting there that uncovers hurtful truths. Can Ellie mend Will and in return can he mend Ellie.
Ellie's friends Jane and Helen are a good addition to the plot,perhaps we will hear more about them in another book.
An enjoyable read.
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