Back of the book :
Home is where the heart is …
Jessica McAdams has never belonged anywhere; never truly felt at home. Of course, what did she expect from parents who never made her feel welcome in her own house ? Leaving her life in London to return home to the charming country village of Bluebell Hill is harder than she thought. Especially as she never considered she’d be returning under such heart wrenching circumstances.
Clearing out the stunning and imposing Bluebell House after her parents’ death is difficult for Jessica – they never had the best relationship and now its too late, Yet spending time in the house that was never a home, having afternoon tea with dear old Esme – sharing hot, sizzling kisses with delectable gardener Rueben ! – opens Jessica eyes to the potential of Bluebell House …
Could this big old, beautiful manor really be her forever home ?
Is Bluebell Hill where her heart is, has always been ?
Jessica soon dares to dream of her own home with delicious Rueben by her side. But when a deep, dark secret of Bluebell House is unearthed, Jessica’s world is turned upside down ….
Will Jessica ever find where her heart truly lies ?
What I think :
Jessica lives in London, she feels like shes never belonged anywhere.
When her parents die and leave her the house that she grew up in and later ran away from, she has to go back to get it ready to be sold. When she returns to Bluebell Hill she is met from the train by her old Nanny, Esme. The very lovely lady who brought her up. Esme is the only person that Jessica has any happy childhood memories about. She really doesn’t want to be there as her parents were very cold towards her the whole of her childhood. so much so that she ran away to London when she was 18.
However there is one silver lining, one day she meets gardener Rueben, who is very easy on the eye ! They hit it off straight away. Can Jessica let her guard down and have some fun ?
One day whilst cleaning out her parents bedroom she finds something that changes everything …
What will the future hold for Jessica and Rueben ? and will she ever find out Bluebell House’s secrets ?
This is a Fabulous debut Novel, Well Done to Rebecca !!
I adored Jessica, she is just a normal ‘girl-next-door’ type of person, who is on her own in life. She seemed a little lost to me, living in London alone with only her best friend Sarah (who is fab by the way – I would have liked to have seen more of her) to turn to. who really hasn’t had the best start in life. Then there was the wonderful Esme, Jessiaca’s old nanny and friend. everybody should have a Esme in their life. what a lovely old lady she is. And last but not least we have Rueben, well he is just a saint of a man, heaven sent really ! calm and understanding and of course good-looking ! I really hoped that things turned out them.
I really loved this book from start to finish, I really didn’t want to put it down, its what a story should be, a lovely modern fairytale of a book. A really easy read with a gorgeous ending 🙂
I hope that Rebecca keeps on writing, she has such a wonderful talent, I will be looking out for the next one !
I give this fab book 10/10.
Published by Carina on 18/06/15.
A huge Thank you to Cara Thompson at Carina for the digital copy of the book to read and review.