Ava never thought in a million years that, at the age of 35, she'd be where she is now. She married David who is a lot older than she is. David is a millionaire and Ava played her part as a trophy wife. Ava thought they loved each other, sort of. When David dies unexpectedly and leaves her with the same amount of money as the housekeeper Ava feels betrayed. His children always disliked her and want her out of the house as soon as possible. How will Ava manage to get back on her feet with no education or any real work experience?
Ava finds a cute and small cottage at Willoughby Close. She moves in at number 3 with her dog Zuzu. Ava has close to nothing, but luckily she gets help from the caretaker Jace, who supplies her with some much needed furniture. Now that she has found a place to live Ava has to start thinking about ways to make money. She has to find a job and she has to find it rather fast. This isn't the first time in her life that Ava has to start over, but then life throws her another curveball when she finds herself pregnant. Will Ava be able to make a fresh start and give her baby a promising future?
Ever since she was a young girl Ava learned to depend on nobody but herself. She's beautiful and did everything that was expected from her while she was married to David. Ava doesn't have friends or relatives to lean on and I felt for her pain and sadness. I hated the way David's children treat her like she was nothing and I felt proud about the way that Ava handles them. Ava finds it difficult to trust people and I loved to read about her neighbors, who still managed to become friends. Ava is a sweet and caring person when she lets her guard down. I laughed out loud when I read about her bantering with old Lady Stokely, who lives in the manor close to Willoughby Close. Ava is feisty and outspoken and she'll love unconditionally if she lets you in.
Kiss Me at Willoughby Close is the fourth book in the Willoughby Close series. I fell in love with these cozy little countryside cottages ever since I read Meet Me at Willoughby Close. Kate is a skilled writer and I'm having no trouble at all to picture Ava and her neighbors living at the beautiful and warm Willoughby Close. The place is magical and I was looking forward to be reading about Ava. I loved her story about learning to trust not only herself, but also others again. With Kiss Me at Willoughby Close, Kate Hewitt has written another brilliant story, which is a perfect addition to her wonderful series.
The Willoughby Close series is perfect for readers who love small town romance. The books can be read as standalones. If you want to read the whole series, I'd recommend you to start with the first story, A Cotswold Christmas.
About Kate Hewitt
About Kate Hewitt: Kate is the USA Today-bestselling author of over 40 books of women's fiction and romance. She is the author of the Hartley-by-the-Sea series, set in England's Lake District and published by Penguin. She is also, under the name Katharine Swartz, the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell. Other series include the Emigrants Trilogy, the Amherst Island Trilogy, and the Falling For The Freemans series.
She likes to read romance, mystery, the occasional straight historical and angsty women's fiction; she particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.
Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in the English Cotswolds with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever. You can read about her life at http://www.acumbrianlife.blogspot.co.uk.
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1269244.Kate_Hewitt
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