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I am sharing my review with you again
Jo is a single mother of a little boy, not of her choosing, after all her weasel husband ran off to Spain with the nanny!
Jo is a strong character who decides to pick herself up and make a life for herself and her son.
When her friend Robert shows her a run down hotel, Jo jumps at the chance to turn it around and make it a success.
Enter Hattie, who seems to appear just like a fairy godmother and help Jo, not only with the hotel business but also with a change of image for Jo.
The annual Gypsy horse fair is coming to the village. There are mixed reactions to the event, locals are not too keen. Meanwhile, Jo does very well from the horse fair when it brings some business at the hotel and a new love interest into her life. John is handsome, charming and very attentive towards Jo, but she feels this could not go any further, he is a Gypsy and wanderer.
The story takes us through a year in the life of Jo, Hattie and the traditional country hotel. As to be expected in a busy hotel, there is an array of colourful characters coming and going.
Extra business comes in via a shooting party.
Just as things are looking up, the recession hits the hotel hard and her ex husband turns up looking for a second chance. Should Jo cut her losses and sell up or stick with it? Should she give Greg a second chance? Will John return to her life and settle?
I found this story engaging from page one and enjoyed this delightful weekend read right the last page. I warmed to all the characters. John was especially handsome and oozed charm. I hated the villain of the piece, Greg.
I look forward to more from this author.
5 out of 5 for me! Loved it!
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