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The Secrets of Hawthorn Place: A heartfelt and charming dual-time story of the power of love (English Edition) Kindle-editie
'This is definitely up there as one of the best books that I have read. It's got a special place in my heart. Just amazing!' 5* reader review
'Gorgeous! Exuberant writing, convincing, adorable characters, romance and a little whimsy' TRACY REES
Love will always find a way . . .Discover the intriguing secrets of Hawthorn Place in this heartfelt dual-time novel, filled with warmth and charm, perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley and Cecelia Ahern.
'An intriguing dual timeline tale that weaves together interesting characters and history, with an added touch of magic' BELLA OSBORNE
'An exquisitely detailed and enchanting love story' HEIDI SWAIN
'An epic love story, mixed with gorgeous settings, a great deal of mystery and intrigue, lots of laughs, a few tears and fabulouscharacters, made this an absolute delight to read' KIM NASH
'An absolutely wonderful dual time story that captivated me . . . and kept me spellbound' CHRISTINA COURTENAY
'A beautifully intriguing love story, that . . . stays with you long after the last page' ROSIE HENDRY
'Unforgettable and unique, the twists and turns of this enchanting book are woven together with threads of love and magic. I loved it!' CLARE MARCHANT
Two houses, hundreds of miles apart . . . yet connected always.
When life throws Molly Butterfield a curveball, she decides to spend some time with her recently widowed granddad, Wally, at Hawthorn Place, his quirky Victorian house on the Dorset coast.
But cosseted Molly struggles to look after herself, never mind her grieving granddad, until the accidental discovery of an identical Arts and Crafts house on the Norfolk coast offers her an unexpected purpose, as well as revealing a bewildering mystery.
Discovering that both Hawthorn Place and Acacia House were designed by architect Percy Gladwell, Molly uncovers the secret of a love which linked them, so powerful it defied reason.
What follows is a summer which will change Molly for ever . . .
'One of those wonderful, magical stories that appear rarely and stay in your heart forever' CELIA ANDERSON
'A marvellous dual-time novel filled with mystery, fabulous detail and an enduring love story' MADDIE PLEASE
'A wonderful, page-turning story full of intrigue and romance' VICTORIA CONNELLY
'I found the book enchanting' SUZANNE SNOW
'An enchanting storyline and engaging characters make this book a delight to read' LYNNE SHELBY
'A beautifully written timeslip . . . Highly recommended. Five stars' ERIN GREEN
'The perfect mix of mystery, magic, and romance' KATE G. SMITH
Readers are captivated by The Secrets of Hawthorn Place:
'A sweeping five stars from me for this novel that defies time but trusts in love'
'A sheer delight to read and can highly recommend'
'Utterly brilliant. The storyline is riveting, you never quite know what could be about to happen as it's constantly twisting and turning . . . such a beautiful book'
Over de auteur
Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract flooring before settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with her antique furniture restorer husband. She has valiantly attempted to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in the house it remains a mystery. Instead, she spends her time at the keyboard writing women's fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side. Much younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for fancy-dress and is part of a disco formation dance team.
Visit her website: jennikeer.co.uk and find her on Facebook/jennikeerwriter and Twitter @JenniKeer--Deze tekst verwijst naar de paperback editie.
- ASIN : B08VSDTLB9
- Uitgever : Headline Accent (14 oktober 2021)
- Taal : Engels
- Bestandsgrootte : 3154 KB
- Tekst-naar-spraak : Ingeschakeld
- Schermlezer : Ondersteund
- Verbeterd lettertype : Ingeschakeld
- X-Ray : Ingeschakeld
- Word Wise : Ingeschakeld
- Printlengte : 429 pagina's
- Plaats in bestsellerlijst: #6,414 in Kindle Store (Top 100 in bekijkenKindle Store)
Beste recensie uit Nederland
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Plot: 5 out of 5 stars
Writing: 5 out of 5 stars
Character development: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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A wonderful story written over an dual time line with a mystical twist. The first timeline tells the story of Percy an architect of the Arts and Craft movement and takes place at the end of 19th century and early 20th century. The second timeline is set in the present and tells the story of Molly who after her relationship ends finds herself at a loose end. Unable to fall back on her parents as she was expecting, she is kind of forced stay with her granddad a recent widower in a remote village in Dorset. With no internet and plenty of time on her hand, she becomes intrigued with the history of the house she is staying in, in her investigation she not only helps her granddad heal but also finds herself again.
This book is beautifully written, set in a beautiful location. It gave am interesting insight into the Arts and Craft Movement, which I didn’t know a lot about. The setting of the book the Dorset and Norfolk coast were described in great detail. This made the scenes appear very realistic. The characters were complex but interesting and their actions felt authentic, this made them realistic. You feel yourself getting invested in them easily. The story flowed well and was very captivating. I was sad when I reached the end and there was no more.
Review copy provided by Netgalley at no cost to me.
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We meet the most obnoxious, selfish 24 year old Molly, the world owes her a living for just being alive. Spoilt and overindulged to the core by her stepfather Brian and her mother, humoured by her best friend Izzy. Even her now Ex Rupert spent their entire relationship spoiling her, and then it happens, he dumps her. With nowhere to go and nowhere to stay, a dead-end job which is an insult to her degree.
She ends up at Hawthorn Place, staying with her beloved granddad, who is grieving heavily for her grandma Briggie. Here she is stuck with no WiFi, no money and no one to do anything for her, here she learns a lesson or two about herself and how she behaves and day by day her attitude and life transforms, she evens teaches herself to cook and clean thanks to a part time job she acquires underhandededly with gentle but troubled giant Rory. Her romantic life is spiced up by the handsome Harrison.
We flip between the Present Day and the late 1800s where we meet bachelor Percy Gladwell the architect behind Hawthorn Place, Mrs Marston and her husband Edward. A forbidden love ensues, but does it conquer all, how could it bridge 200 miles and a filandering, possessive husband?
Step inside this magical, inspirational book to find out. 100% a 5☆ read. Can’t wait to read more.
Thanks to Heidi Swain and Sue Baker for introducing me to this wonderful author.
You can find the book here: The Secrets of Hawthorn Place: A heartfelt and charming dual-time story of the power of love
I loved the story in the past of Percy Gladwell and Violet and would have loved more of this storyline. I wanted to tell Molly’s mother off for letting her grow up so hopeless with practical living, but I guess she made exceptions for her daughter given their circumstances.
Given this, I found it more difficult to relate to Mollie, but warmed to her as the book progressed. And admired the changes she made in her life.
The architectural details about Arts and Crafts houses and the insight into the architect’s life are fascinating. I liked the fact that I had previously visited Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton, which has William Morris wallpapers and an Arts and Crafts collection and could visualise the houses and the wallpaper in the book very vividly as a result.
The book had me laughing aloud at times and thinking deeply at others. A great read.