On my blog today I have a review for The Winter That Made Us by Kate Field
When Tess finds herself unexpectedly alone and back in Ribblemill, the childhood village she thought she’d escaped, she’s sure she can survive a temporary stay. She’s spent a lifetime making the best of things, hasn’t she?
Determined to throw herself into village life, Tess starts a choir and gathers a team of volunteers to restore the walled garden at Ramblings, the local stately home. Everything could be perfect, if she weren’t sharing a cottage and a cat with a man whose manner is more prickly than the nettles she’s removing…
As winter approaches, Tess finds herself putting down her own roots as fast as she’s pulling them up in the garden. But the ghosts of the past hover close by, and Tess must face them if she’s to discover whether home is where her heart has been all along.
Kate writes contemporary women’s fiction, mainly set in her favourite county of Lancashire,
where she lives with her husband, daughter and hyperactive cat.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Kate’s debut novel, The Magic of Ramblings, won the RNA’s Joan Hessayon Award for new writers in 2017.
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As soon as I saw this book come up in my emails I knew I had to read it. I was completely drawn to the cover, it looks so beautiful!
When this started I was sure about Noah he was very stand offish, but as the story progresses, you get to find out why this is. Obviously I’m not going into detail. He comes across as a strong, sensitive but very brooding type of man, but he’s a man you come to love.
Tess… well what can’t we say about her? She’s very much so a girly girl. She loves dresses and bright colours, she’s a very positive thinking woman and wants to do anything she can to help in the community. I quite liked Tess even though she’s my opposite. I’m not the most positive person in the world, and I’m really not a fan of dresses.
There is quite a twist in why Tess has come back to Ribblemill, but I think it’s the best decision she could have made in the circumstances.
I was definitely invested in Tess and Noah becoming a couple as in some respects seemed to be each other’s opposites, but you could sense a relationship brewing.
I loved this book and have given it a 4/5 rating.
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