Monday, 20 August 2018

Book Review - Secrets at Meadowbrook Manor by Faith Bleasdale

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Title: Secrets at Meadowbrook Manor
Author: Faith Bleasdale
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Avon 
Publication Date: 20th August 2018 
Rating: 5 Stars

Visit Meadowbrook this summer for sunshine, secrets and plenty of romance…
When Gemma Matthews is hired to transform Meadowbrook Manor into a boutique hotel, she can’t believe her luck.

She packs her bags and moves to Meadowbrook to start her dream job, but her life is quickly turned upside down. From dealing with the petty squabbles of the dramatic Singer
siblings to cleaning up donkey poo, Gemma soon realises she has her work cut out for her. Neverthless, she’s
determined to make the hotel a success, especially when she starts falling for the dangerously attractive Freddie Singer.

But Gemma has a secret she’s desperate to protect, and she knows the truth could jeopardise everything…

Such a delightful story, that was incredibly enjoyable and really transported me away from the heatwave and back into the lives of the Singer family. 

This could be read as a standalone as plenty of back story is included, but having read the first book, I will say this is a lovely sequel, and I was delighted to be back among familiar characters. 

We are introduced from the start to Gemma who has been hired to help the family convert Meadowbrook into a hotel - just one snag, all the siblings have greatly different visions for the place, and it takes a while for Gemma to get used to the infighting of the family, their fierce loyalty and general zaniness of all the local villagers too. 

I loved every moment of this story, it is written in such a warm loving way and I was really fond of all the characters - although I did have to wonder if the romance I was predicting would ever happen - as I could see it a mile off even if the characters couldn't 

This is s book that made me both laugh, smile and also in places feel rawer emotion, with Gemma's storyline with her nan.   As I got to know Gemma the more I tended to kiek he but I did wonder just what she was hiding from time to time. 

I am really hoping that this isn't the last we have seen of Meadowbrook and the Singers, I would love to be reunited with them again, especially with the developments in the epilogue! 

It is great to see Faith Bleasdale back to her best, and whatever she writes next I am looking forward to reading it.

Thank you to Avon and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 


  1. Thank you so much, this is such a lovely review and you have made my day, Rachel xx

  2. You are incredibly welcome Faith.

  3. Thanks for the book review. I love to read the whole story. The books is really sounds awesome. So I had decided to get eBooks download online. I will read the whole story.


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