A New Life for Ariana Byrne
by Liz Hurley
About the Book
What happens after all your dreams come true?
Ariana Byrne knows how to survive. After becoming guardian to her four little sisters after their parents died when she was only eighteen, she had to grow up quickly. Now she’s in her twenties, stuck in a loveless marriage to Greg, trying to make ends meet for her young twins, William and Leo.
So when Ari is told that she’s actually the Right Honourable Lady de Foix, Countess of Hiverton, owner of a sprawling estate in the village of Saxburgh in Norfolk, her first instinct is laughter. Surely the girl who has to choose between food and keeping the lights on isn’t really rich beyond her wildest dreams?
She knows how to take care of her sisters and her children, but how on earth can Ari take care of an entire village? Can she fight off the circling land developers from Saxburgh, and stop her in-laws from grabbing all the money for themselves?
And while she’s struggling to settle in and settle down, she’s making new friends and new mistakes. Trusting her gorgeous neighbour, Sebastian Flint-Hyssop, may be the biggest one of all…
She’s swapped sink estate for country estate…but can a girl from inner city London learn how to become a Lady?
Take a trip to Hiverton Manor for the most uplifting novel of 2020 – guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Fans of Jenny Colgan, Trisha Ashley and Carole Matthews will love this romantic, feelgood read.
What a great combination of chick lit and women’s fiction! It has parts that make you laugh, parts that make you angry and sad, and parts that make your heart go pitter-patter!!!
Ariana Bryne is a strong woman, even though at first glance, she doesn’t appear to be. She allows her husband to walk all over her. However, it soon becomes apparent, she isn’t anybody’s doormat. She is quite the opposite. She has her reasons for making the decisions she does. She has no clue her entire life is about to completely change.
Ari soon learns she has come into quite a healthy inheritance. In fact, she is the Lady de Foix, Countess of Hiverton. She has inherited several properties and an entire estate in the village of Saxburgh. Ari had no idea her mother had turned her back on that life when she married her father. Years ago, her parents died, and she fought to take care of her four sisters. This won’t be an easy transition…she has to deal with taking care of the villagers, her estate, and most importantly her children. If that wasn’t enough, she has land developers salivating to get their hands parts of the village, her detestable in-laws, and maybe even a new love interest, Sebastian. I loved watching her change from the beginning of the book until the end. She was truly a heroine, not only to herself but to the people who lived in her village.
I loved the characters, especially Ari’s sisters. They are all very different, but complete the family. Seb was a great hero and love interest. He became a huge supporter of Ari, and he showed her not all men are TERRIBLE!!!! But, Ari was my favorite. She showed so much resilience and strength in all that she had to endure, and I loved how she embraced all of the villagers. She was a phenom of a mother!!!!
The author combined a great cast of characters as well as a wonderful setting. I felt like I was a part of the story myself! Can’t wait to read more about her sisters later!!!!
Meet the Author:
When I grew up I wanted to be an underwater archaeologist or an astronaut but I ended up in a library. Everyone laughed as I’m not a naturally quiet person but I loved it. I went on to become a professional librarian for the money and the glamour. Not finding quite enough of either my husband and I set up a bookshop. We didn’t find much there either so I started writing. Now I have loads of money and glamour but only in the pages of my books! In the meantime I dive and look at the stars.
Social Media Links
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Author website: http://www.lizhurleywrites.com