Hopeful Hearts at Glendale Hall
by Victoria Walters
About the Book
What happens when love takes you to unexpected places?
Heather Douglas appears to have it all. But living on a farm in the Scottish Highlands with her partner, Rory Fraser, all while bringing up their adorable toddler, Harry, isn’t easy. As a former librarian, Heather is worried that she’ll never fully fit into life on Fraser Farm. And after the death of her beloved mum five years ago, Heather feels lost, as well as guilty for holding back accepting Rory’s marriage proposal because she can’t imagine her wedding without her mother.
So when ex-boyfriend, Stewart, appears in the village of Glendale, it’s a shock to the system. The man who broke her heart years ago now has big plans for the neighbouring farm and wants Heather to be part of the development. Knowing that she’s living a very different life to the one they had planned at university leaves Heather wondering if she has made the right choices since she and Stewart broke up. Especially when things start to go very wrong on the farm …
This Christmas, Heather will need to face her fears and let go of the past or risk losing everything. She will need love, faith, and a whole lot of hope!
Return to the beautiful Highlands village of Glendale with the latest book in the bestselling Glendale series – the perfect cosy, uplifting, romantic read for fans of Heidi Swain, Milly Johnson and Holly Martin.
What a charming and emotional read!
Heather seems to have a life most women would be envious of. She has a doting boyfriend, Rory, and a beautiful baby boy, Harry. She lives on a picturesque farm, working with Rory. However, Heather is also struggling. She always worries about not ever fitting in on the farm, especially since this life is completely out of her comfort zone. She has always struggled with anxiety, but losing her mother years ago seems to have made it harder to manage. When her ex shows up in Glendale, it only complicates things for her, making her question every decision she has ever made.
I loved the characters, even the secondary ones! Heather stole my heart because I live with anxiety as well. Like her, you do feel like you are alone in your emotions at times. I admired her strength and determination. Rory had a way of calming her and steadying her when she needed him. He was the perfect match for her, even if she sometimes felt she didn’t belong with him.
While this is a romance, it was so much more! I liked that the couple was together from the beginning. That is something quite different than a lot of others in the genre. I liked seeing what happens after the couple get together! In addition, it was also a story about a woman finding her place in the world. A book can’t get much better than that!!!!!
Meet the Author
Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. She’s the author of three novels, THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE, SUMMER AT THE KINDNESS CAFÉ, and COMING HOME TO GLENDALE HALL. She has been chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for an RNA award. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star, and her books have won wide reader acclaim.
Victoria is a full-time author. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry, and loves books, clothes, music, going out for tea and cake, and posting photos on Instagram.