Friday 25 March 2022

Book Review: The House at Greenacres by Darcie Boleyn

The House at Greenacres by Darcie Boleyn book cover

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When Holly Morton fled Penhallow Sands nearly a year ago she was determined to put the past - and Rich Turner - behind her. But now an unexpected loss and financial trouble have led her back to the family vineyard and it's time to tell Rich the truth - he's a father.

Surrounded by the memories of what they once shared Holly's anger fades in the glow of Rich's undeniable love for their son and the way he selflessly steps in to help the vineyard out of trouble. As Holly watches Rich flourish in his new role as father to baby Luke, she realises that though they can't change the past, the future is still theirs to write...

Heartwarming and familiar, The House at Greenacres is like a comforting hug. 

This is one of those books where you just want to step inside the pages and escape into the blissful world the characters inhabit. I don't know about you, but a holiday to Penhallow Sands would be very welcome - especially given the current state of the world. 

The main character Holly is likeable and relatable. She's a caring mother to her baby son, Luke, and is devoted to her family and the family vineyard. Holly's surrounded by a wider cast of characters, from her beloved dad, Bruce, to best friend Fran, and her quirky granny Glenda. And, of course, there's Rich, Holly's ex. 

Although I loved the characters and the setting, I did struggle with the plot. Admittedly, this isn't the longest book, but to be honest, not much actually happens in this book. The ending is obvious from the start and there are no twists or curveballs, so there is very little suspense. I did enjoy the book but I flew through it and was left wishing for something a little more memorable.

Despite that, The House at Greenacres offers a pleasant way to spend a few hours dreaming of happier times.

Rating: 3 stars

The House at Greenacres is available to buy now.

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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