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Book Review – Always and Forever at Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters


What if we’re all just searching for something?

Anna Stewart is lost. After barely surviving a car accident as a teenager, Anna is scared of settling. Flitting between jobs, boyfriends and homes whenever she gets bored, she has no idea what the future holds. Then her brother Brodie, minister of Glendale, suggests she moves to the beautiful Scottish village, lining up a housekeeper job for her at Glendale Hall.

Out of options, Anna agrees to the move, knowing that she can always run away again. Once at the hall, her culinary skills impress everyone, and she agrees to give Hilltop Farm’s new manager, Cameron, cooking lessons. Sparks fly between Anna and the handsome Scot, but Cameron is looking for love – something that Anna definitely isn’t.

But it’s wedding season at Glendale Hall, and Anna is about to discover that her new home has a way of working its magic on even the coldest of hearts. Will she really be able to just walk away, or could Anna have finally found a place to belong?

It’s summertime in the beautiful Highlands village of Glendale – pack your bags and come on holiday with this gorgeously uplifting, romantic read. Fans of Milly Johnson, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin will love this charming romcom.

My Review

I am a massive fan of Vicky and her books; her Instagram page is filled with such pretty things and her books are great, especially the Glendale Hall series.

This is the 4th book in the series. You can read them as a standalone, however I highly recommend reading the books in order. Not only are they all great but it also allows you get to know the other characters in the group and get a feel for the community. Glendale for me is like the place people go and never leave!!

We have heard Beth, Emily and Heather’s stories and it’s now time for Anna’s. I was curious to read about Anna’s story and see what magic Glendale hall would work on her.

I really liked Anna, she was like a little girl lost at first, she clearly had issues from the past that she kept to herself. you couldn’t help but feel for her. Yet at the same time she was feisty, free spirited, independent, honest and funny. She was a great character and I liked her passions. At times I really felt the emotion and pain from Anna and wanted her to be happy. I think she might be one of my new favourites of the series. 

Cameron was another character who was even more of a closed book, one that you just wanted to rip open to reveal his history. With an instant connection to Anna, their chemistry was intense, I loved it. Especially at the first cooking lesson where they got to know each other. I had to laugh, how cold he was towards her and she had no idea why!

Annas brother Brodie, who we know from the previous book, was just the most amazing, caring, patient, big brother. As much as there was romance, there were deep issues too, which were emotional and left you turning the pages to unravel the drama. Pretty much like the whole series.

What I love about this series is, each of the next book, keeps you updated with the previous book, so you can see how they are all doing and thriving with their chosen passions. I won’t spoil anything, in case you haven’t read the other books, as they are delightful, as are all of the characters. As much as they meddle, they all have good hearts and it really makes you want to go to Scotland and be their friends!

I wish Glendale was a real place!

I want to also go to a murder mystery weekend and dress up in 1930’s clothes. What a great touch! I like how Vicky’s love of vintage items come through in the book during this scene. 

This was a feel good, heart-warming, summer read, perfect for sitting in the garden, drinking rose and enjoying the sunshine. Which is where I read most of it!  

Well done Vicky, another amazing book. I am looking forward to your next one….

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Author Bio – 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.

Find out more about Victoria by following on Instagram at @vickyjwalters, on Twitter at @Vicky_Walters or by visiting her blog at:

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