Blog Tour Review, The Accidental Inheritance

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The Accidental Inheritance
Cate Woods

305 pages
published March 27, 2023

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About the book

A surprise inheritance. A hostile lord of the manor. A chance at a new beginning…?

When Cassidy Beeswhistle loses her job and her boyfriend within seconds of each other, it’s time for a change. Discovering her beloved late father’s connection to a tiny English village, it seems like the perfect place to start again. Especially because there’s a secret ‘lost deed’, which – if found – would return the village’s gorgeous manor house to its rightful heir: Cassidy…

On arrival in Dithercott, Cassidy is blown away by the rolling hills and glittering lake, and the local villagers welcome her with open arms – all of them but one, that is… The current lord of the manor, Ned Bamford-Bligh, is tall and fiendishly attractive with his olive skin and jet-black hair, but he is also gruff and standoffish – and he has no interest in entertaining the new girl in the village; especially one who is potentially after his home, with its ivy-covered turrets and sprawling gardens.

Despite Ned’s frosty welcome, Cassidy is drawn to his piercing, hazel-eyed glare and she’s determined she is to uncover the demons that keep him locked away behind the manor’s imposing stonework. Before she knows it, an undeniable spark builds between them…

Just as Cassidy is feeling at home in Dithercott – and in the arms of Ned – he shows up on her doorstep clutching an old roll of parchment. Is this the discovery she’s been waiting for? And if it is, will its contents bring Ned and Cassidy closer together, or push them apart…?

A heart-warming, laugh-out-loud story of home, friendship, family and finding love in the most unlikely of places. The perfect curl-up read for fans of Sarah Morgan, Milly Johnson and Jenny Colgan.

My Review

What a lovely read.  It was light hearted and written in such an easy to read way.  I didn’t want to put it down.  I really liked Cassidy and rooted her on from the start.  I could easily picture the quaint village and its residents.  It’s like I was there.  The Dithercott Estate and the beautiful grounds, the Beeswhistle Inn, the church, the vicarage and the post office.  Even the route Cassidy runs each day.  Cassidy is definitely the star of the book, but I liked and felt like I knew the quirky townsfolk.  And loved to hate Sophia for all the trouble she causes.

While there is a little bit of a love triangle, this is really about digging deep and making it.  Cassidy kept encountering obstacles and she pulled up her boot straps and found a way to work through it.  I loved how she was always thinking of her daughter first and I really wish I could have tasted a few of her dishes.

If you are in need of a feel good book, this is definitely for you.  I can’t wait to see what Cate writes next.

About the Author

Cate Woods made the most of her university degree in Anglo-Saxon Literature by embarking on a career making tea on programmes including The Big Breakfast, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and French & Saunders. After narrowly missing out on the chance to become a Channel 5 weather girl, she moved into the world of magazine journalism, then ghostwriting and now writes novels under her own name. She has written two best-selling romantic comedies – Just Haven’t Met You Yet and More Than a Feeling – and a festive novel, The Christmas Guest, under the name Daisy Bell. Cate lives in London with her husband and two children.

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