The Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable
Just think, Alice, right now Owen could be putting a hex on you!
When Alice Hart’s husband runs off with his secretary, she runs off with his dog to lick her wounds in a North Yorkshire village. Battling with loneliness but trying to make the best of her new start, she soon meets her neighbours, including the drop-dead gorgeous builder Richard Wainwright and the kindly yet reticent cafe´ owner, Owen Maltby.
As Alice employs Richard to start renovating the barn next to her house, all is not what it seems. Why does she start seeing Owen when he clearly isn’t there? Where – or when – does the strange crying come from? And if Owen is the village charmer, what exactly does that mean?
The Cheesemaker’s House is a gripping read, inspired by a framed will found in the dining room of the author’s dream Yorkshire house. The previous owners explained that the house had been built at the request of the village cheesemaker in 1726 – and that the cheesemaker was a woman. And so the historical aspect of the story was born.
Jane Cable’s novel won the Suspense & Crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Show People’s Novelist competition, reaching the last four out of over a thousand entries. The Cheesemaker’s House can be enjoyed by anyone who has become bored of today’s predictable boy-meets-girl romance novels.
“I desperately want to find out about Owen; a fascinating character... the gift here is to make you want to read on.” – Jeffrey Archer
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Author Bio –
Although brought up in Cardiff, Jane Cable left Wales to study at the age of eighteen and has lived in England ever since. Her father was Anglo-Welsh poet Mercer Simpson so growing up in a house full of books Jane always read – and wrote. In 2011 she started to take her hobby seriously when The Cheesemaker’s House, which became her debut novel, reached the final of The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition. She writes romance with a twist of mystery which has been published independently and through the UK ebook giant, Endeavour Press. Jane is an active member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and a director of Chindi Authors.
In 2017 Jane moved to Cornwall and this year will become a full time author. She’s passionate about her new home, cricket, travelling and her husband of 22 years – although not necessarily in that order.
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Well, now what can I say about this book? It’s definitely a romance with a spooky twist. I found myself thoroughly immersed in it and very invested in the characters. Alice I can relate to as I went through a divorce myself. I know what it’s like to set up shop elsewhere. I was certainly rooting for her to find love. Owen, well, he definitely sounds like the boy next door. Kind, caring, considerate and he sounded damn right sexy if you ask me! Richard definitely had the bad boy persona down to a tee.
The writing style of Jane had me completely captivated, it was beautifully written and at the moment I’m finding it difficult to find a book I can bury myself in. So this was a very refreshing read. I loved the fact that as well as being a romance, there was also a ghost story in there too.
A perfect read for anytime in my opinion. I’m giving this book a 4/5 rating. A truly captivating read and beautifully written. I can’t wait to get my hands on another book by Jane.
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