Amelia has a dream: toasting chestnuts by the fire with her husband Jack in their own cosy cottage. Their real life is another world – a cramped one-bedroom flat in Hackney. But when life takes a surprising turn, removal vans are soon heading to the Kent countryside.
They soon realise the cottage makeover is a far bigger project than they’d anticipated. On top of that, there’s Amelia’s newly loved-up mum and her tearaway half-sister, Mirabel, to contend with – pushing Amelia and Jack’s marriage to breaking point.
Amelia begins to strip back the wallpaper and fittings in the cottage and discovers the story of the cottage’s previous owner – and a hidden secret. As Amelia’s ideas about love and family change, will her fireside dream finally come true?
Autumn is officially here and to get you in the mood is this wonderfully warming third novel by Abby Clements.
With Amelia fast approaching her thirtieth birthday she comes across a list she’d compiled years ago. With one ne dream still unfulfilled, could Amelia be about to get her countryside dream…
Follow Amelia and Jack as they embark on making a house a home whilst turning a dream into reality.
Abby Clements fills her books with such beautifully descriptive writing that transports you deep within the pages. Within a couple of chapters you find yourself walking around the cottage, touching the woodwork and seeing the vision Amelia has for her home.
It’s not just the descriptiveness that makes this book so beautiful. It’s the mix of lovely characters. There isn’t one character who comes across mean or nasty and I loved this,
It’s great to read a story that warms the heart as well as the soul.
Amelia is an easy character to relate to and the affinity she builds with the memories of the house made me glad that they were living there.
It will never be cold in the house when you’ve Abby Clements’ books for company. Books memories are made of!