About this book…
Maddy Young thought she had it all. 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 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 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.
I adored the debut novel, Amazing Grace, by Kim Nash but I absolutely bloody loved Escape To Giddywell Grange! This book was everything I wanted to read in my women’s fiction-it was emotional but uplifting with a heroine who was likeable and relatable…even if she was a little slow to catch on at times! Maddy was a joy to watch as she gradually started to realise that the things in her life that were the most important to her actually weren’t! When she loses her job and has to go back to her hometown, taking employment that is very far from the career she has been immersed in, Maddy has to totally reevaluate her life. And I loved watching how her relationships with family and friends developed especially the mother/daughter bond that had sadly been neglected for far too long.
I had tears in my eyes as I read the epilogue. Sad because this wonderfully uplifting book had finished but happy that Kim Nash had brought together such a beautifully written novel that really understands the “modern” family. Family, friends, dogs and the occasional G&T…what more could you ask for?! Kim Nash is now on my “must read” author list. Her books are highly enjoyable and I defy you to read them without losing yourself in them totally. I love them!
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