Happy Tuesday all!
Excited and delighted to share with you today and my review for another amazing book by one of our favorite people and authors Kim Nash! Thank you Rachel for my invitation to this tour!
Escape To Giddywell Grange
Maddy Young thought she had it all.
Swanky city apartment? – yep. Fancy car? sorted. High-flying career? – tick.
Even if she’s lost most of her friends because of spending all her time at work, and can’t remember when she last had fun, it’s worth it.
Until she’s suddenly made redundant. Now she’s 37, jobless, and after the breakup with the former love of her life, unhappily single.
Enter Maddy’s childhood friend, Beth, the owner of Growlers, the doggy daycare centre at Giddywell Grange, on a mission to make Maddy see there’s more to life than work.
Soon, Maddy is swapping spreadsheets for volunteer duty at the library, daily Starbucks for cups of tea with elderly neighbours, and her Prada handbag for doggy poo bags… And with Beth’s gorgeous brother, Alex, back from the States, Maddy starts to think that Giddywell Grange might just be her happy place.
But when her old life – and her old boyfriend – comes calling, will Maddy go back to the job she loved so much? Or will she discover that the key to happiness lies in making others happy?
An uplifting romantic comedy that will warm your heart – perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Milly Johnson and Katie Fforde.
Kim Nash, well done! Another fabulous, relatable, feel good story! Great characters – yep. Charming setting? Sorted. An entertaining storyline – tick. Maddy has lost everything her job, her company car, her company phone, and the “love of her life“. Not knowing exactly what to do with her life she seeks comfort in the place and people that love her best, Home. This is a book about reinventing yourself, reevaluating what is important to you, and realizing who the true people you can count on are. The story had such a warmth to it, a cozy comforting vibe.
Maddy was such a wonderful character. Someone you would want to be friends with, and I loved how much her self-worth grew throughout the story. Her friend Beth was great and I loved how welcoming and supportive she was to Maddy. Loved the interactions between Maddy and her mother, there was just something so heartwarming about Maddy sleeping in her childhood bedroom. This is not a spoiler (I hope) but for a small portion of the story Maddy works at a gym, as someone who has spent her entire life working in the fitness industry that part was so spot on, so hilarious! The romance in the story was so sweet and so understated, I thought that worked perfectly in this book. Kim is a brilliant storyteller whose words had me completely invested in the lives of these lovely characters.
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Kim Nash lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at www.kimthebookworm.co.uk.
Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.
When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She’s also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.
Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.
Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim’s second novel and will be published on September 18th 2019.