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Summary

Welcome to Willoughby Close...a charming cluster of cozy cottages, each with a story to tell and a happy ending to deliver....

Alice James has been a drifter her whole life, working her way through several foster homes before ending up in Wychwood-on-Lea, feeling anchorless and invisible. When a chance encounter leads to Alice accepting a position as a caretaker and companion to Lady Stokeley, she starts to feel as if she might finally be able to put down some roots and live the way other people do.

Then, Lady Stokeley’s nephew, city banker Henry Trent, storms into Willoughby Manor, seeming to find fault with everything, including Alice. As the next in line to the manor and title, he threatens to upturn everything she’s started to build. But Henry is hiding his own secret fears and weaknesses, ones he’s desperate for no one to discover.

A surprising and inconvenient attraction that simmers between them leaves Alice feeling more confused than ever, and Henry torn between duty and desire, fear and love. When circumstances become even more difficult, both Alice and Henry must decide who they really are and what they are willing to fight for. Could Alice possibly be the next lady of Willoughby Manor?

©2017 Kate Hewitt (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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love the story, but

lovely story, very sad sorry really but needed to be read by an English person. very few English people speak as posh as this especially when from poor family's all over UK also a lot of the words were American not English

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An American writing about English people

An easy listen and light story line, if predictable - Chick lit romance.

But frustrating to have an American write incorrectly about English life and an American mis-pronounce names and locations. …the Earl cannot take his title until the previous Earl’s widow dies? The girl is only just qualified with 7 GCSE’s C grade to do an NVQ level 2! The Earl in waiting has a dozen A levels? And English people only seem to eat Fish n chips!

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Found the narrator's accent a little offputting. It did not sit well with the book's era and with some of the character's. As with this set of books in general.

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Another in the series

I loved this delightful story, easy listening and all the characters connect so well.

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Wonderful.

I’m ally enjoying getting to know new characters. Tears flowed for me though.
It was lovely to see forgiveness and friend hi intermingled

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A lovely but sad story

Again an enjoyable listen but I wish this series had been read by an English person as they are set in England. Lots of American words used throughout which stops you believing in what is been read.

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Incoming cliche!

The plot was signalled from about page 3. After that it was like wading through mud.

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Exceptional

Tear jerker is this one ,I went from shouting at the characters to sobbing my heart out but great storyline.

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A bit twee but easy listening! The readers accent and mispronunciation are a bit irritating!

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Lovely story but hate the American narrator

Very American, mobile, vase,button down shirt and cottage pie with salad. If set in England with English language needs some adjustments

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  • 06-01-21

OMG the best in this series!!! Absolutely loved it

So many emotions in this book and the story line flows so well! Hoping for another.

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  • 31-07-22

I want more

Such absorbing stories. I want to hear what happens to Evie and Oliver, Harriet and Richard, Ava and Jase, Alice and Henry and the manor. Do the restore the chapel? Does Ava meet her daughter? Does Alice meet her mother? So many more stories to discover! Thank you for the escape to Willoughby Close!

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  • Julie
  • 20-05-22

I wished I lived at willoughby close

What a wonderful series .. the narrator is fantastic and the characters are charming and believable

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  • R3@d5@10t
  • 23-04-22

Clean and heartwarming.

Clean and heartwarming. One of my favorite narrators. I accidentally read this last book in the series first, so now I will go back and read the rest of the series.