What if finding happiness was a race against time?
Grace Cavendish knows a thing or two about horses – but what she doesn’t know is that her husband, top horse racing trainer Charlie Carrisbrook, is having a literal ‘roll in the hay’ right under her nose.
When the painful truth is revealed Grace has no choice but to move in with her highly-strung grandmother Clara and cousin Hennie; a single mum who has renounced men (at least that’s what she says!)
Determined to start again, Grace takes a job at the local cafe, Number Five. And whilst serving up coffee and cake is a far cry from the stables, she enjoys it – especially as she gets to work alongside the rather scrumptious Sam Whittaker.
But the past is racing to catch up with Grace. Can her life still be a romp to victory or will a devastating secret stop her dead in her tracks?
Absolutely Fantastic Book. Could not put it down!
I absolutely loved this book and immediately fell in love with the writing style and characters. I was hooked from the start and couldn't put this book down, even when I wasn't reading it, I couldn't stop thinking about it!
I really feel like I became part of the Cavendish family, experiencing all the emotions of each character, there were times of great joy and sadness, anger, hope and love.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone and can't wait to read another book by the very talented Lisa Hill.
A heartwarming, nail biting, laugh out loud, tear jerker of a book
What an adorable read. I absolutely loved this.
A heartwarming, nail biting, laugh out loud, tear jerker of a book.
I loved each character and they all had an equally compelling story to tell.
Grace and Hennie are granddaughters of Clara (the Nana / Grandma everyone would like).
Grace is married to Charlie. They are about to start a course of IVF when she discovers he has been having an affair with the stable girl ... not only is that bad enough .....but she is pregnant as well. Grace's world comes crashing down around her but thankfully her Nana comes to rescue her. Scoops her up and takes her back to her house to give her time to think things through.
Hennie is Grace's cousin who is also living with Nana. She is also a Mummy to two adorable children. They are all very happy there and Hennie is 100% most definitely off men forever!
Natalia is the housekeeper/nanny who lives there too. Along with Colin the chauffeur / extremely loyal and doting friend to Clara.
How big is her house !
After Grace's initial heartache at stopping the IVF, losing her husband and moving out of her home, Grace finds work as a barista in the local coffee shop - owned by Sam.
Charlie stays on at Farriers ... where further action takes place .... It seems not only has his romp In the hay got one girl pregnant but he mates Clara's finest mare without permission and she also gets pregnant.... In amongst the lies, commotion and deceit, he hires a new guy ..... drum roll ....... meet Guy the handsome American farrier ...
The girls both find themselves in a predicament. They find their feelings for these gorgeous men creep up on them but will they let themselves love again and be truely happy or will fate deal them with a very different card.
Meanwhile Nana is getting more frail and even more determined. She is adamant that Farriers will not be run by the cheating low life Charlie and takes matters into her own hands. She starts by arranging to kidnap her own horses (with the help of her grandchildren, Guy, Sam and Colin).
If you like what you are reading so far, treat yourself to this truely remarkable read. I couldn't put it down. I laughed and cried and hoped the girls would get the endings they all deserved.
Thank you Choc lit for letting me read this amazing novel in return for an honest review.
Love and intrigue in the racing community
I loved this book, full of romance and mystery and good old fashioned family drama.
High stakes for racehorse owners not only on the race track but in family life off it.
All the woman in this book are independent, gutsy and free spirited...from the gambling nana to the desperate for a baby Grace and desperate for love Hennie. It makes you root for them all the more.
Happy and sad endings both in this book, but more than worth a read.