Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Kim Nash, Hera Books and Netgalley for a copy to read in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Swanky city apartment? – yep. Fancy car? sorted. High-flying career? – tick.
Even if she’s lost most of her friends because of spending all her time at work, and can’t remember when she last had fun, it’s worth it.
Until she’s suddenly made redundant. Now she’s 37, jobless, and after the breakup with the former love of her life, unhappily single.
Enter Maddy’s childhood friend, Beth, the owner of Growlers, the doggy daycare centre at Giddywell Grange, on a mission to make Maddy see there’s more to life than work.
Soon, Maddy is swapping spreadsheets for volunteer duty at the library, daily Starbucks for cups of tea with elderly neighbours, and her Prada handbag for doggy poo bags… And with Beth’s gorgeous brother, Alex, back from the States, Maddy starts to think that Giddywell Grange might just be her happy place.
But when her old life – and her old boyfriend – comes calling, will Maddy go back to the job she loved so much? Or will she discover that the key to happiness lies in making others happy?
An uplifting romantic comedy that will warm your heart – perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Milly Johnson and Katie Fforde.
Kim Nash really has a knack for writing characters close to the heart. Although my family circumstances are different to Maddy’s, I am someone who thrives on work, deadlines and the only times I’ve taken child related leave, I’ve been left feeling like something was missing. When Maddy is made redundant and begins to see her life in a different way I found myself really reflecting on my own situation how my life would look if faced with the same dilemma. Because of this, I immediately felt an affinity towards Maddy and was hooked until the very end.
As soon as she arrived in Giddywell, her childhood home where her mother and friends still live, I could feel the warmth, comfort and hope and I knew that everything was going to be okay. With the help of friends old and new, Maddie begins to rebuild her shattered life and discovers a more peaceful work life balance and finds there is time for a little romance too.
This novel is so uplifting and heartwarming and for me, a little thought provoking and inspiring. It left me with the warm fuzzies and a glow of happiness.
Author Bio – Kim Nash
Kim Nash lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at www.kimthebookworm.co.uk.
Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.
When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She’s also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.
Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.
Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim’s second novel and will be published on September 18th 2019.