Abby Fields loves her job at Meadowsweet Nature Reserve in Suffolk, she loves her colleagues, and she loves interacting with the people who come to explore the reserve. Her life revolves around the reserve and she works hard to attract more visitors but she gets distracted when Jack Westcoat arrives on the scene. He is a famous author who left London looking for the peace and quiet of the countryside to write his new book. Even though they don’t hit it off right away, Abby and Jack start exchanging notes and what starts as a friendship soon turns into something more. But they both have to deal with a past that holds them back.
I hate to admit that this is my first Cressida McLaughlin novel. I really enjoyed her writing and her attention to detail. In this novel, she creates a cast of engaging and likable characters and a captivating and entertaining story that kept me glued to the pages. It’s a heartwarming, refreshing and immersive story and I’m definitely going to read more from this author. (NP)