The Magic of Ramblings by Kate Field #bookreview

Running away can be the answer if you run to the right place…

When Cassie accepts a job as companion to an old lady in a remote Lancashire village, she hopes for a quiet life where she can forget herself, her past and most especially men. The last thing she wants is to be drawn into saving a community that seems determined to take her to its heart – and to resuscitate hers…

Frances has lived a reclusive life at Ramblings, a Victorian Gothic mansion, for over thirty years and now Barney is hiding away there, forging a new life after his medical career ended in scandal. He doesn’t trust the mysterious woman who comes to live with his rich aunt, especially when she starts to steal Frances’ affection – and maybe his own too…

Publisher – Accent Press

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A delight to read from start to finish!! Any book set in a large country house always grabs my attention, and when you add a cast of such fascinating characters then it was no wonder that I raced through this and could have easily read it in one sitting!

Cassie appears out of nowhere in the quiet village of Ribblemill and accepts the position of companion to the wonderfully feisty Frances. You understand that Cassie has run away from something, but she’s extremely reluctant to share any details of her past with her new employee or anyone she meets. Frances’ family aren’t too pleased about her arrival either, especially Barney who has always been there to help his Aunt and is a little put out that this stranger has become so close to his rich aunt, which explains his frosty attitude towards Cassie.

Despite her reluctance to share, Cassie soon finds herself under the spell of The Ramblings and the village and finds herself becoming more confident and settled in her life and gets more involved with village life especially when disaster strikes and the community has to pull together. Barney also plays a major part in her moving forward, and he has such an interesting back story too.

I adored the characters created in this book and it all felt so magical without becoming too cliched or over the top! Excited to read more by this author in the future!