Buying a thatched cottage in the country may not be the usual cure for a broken heart.
But after Clara Maxwell finds out her boyfriend and best friend have been sneaking around behind her back, packing her bags and leaving everything in London behind feels like the only option…
Clara knew Acorn Cottage would be a fixer-upper… Yet in person, the cottage is less charmingly ramshackle and more a real health and safety concern. When Henry Garnett, her (rather handsome) new contractor, turns up with his little daughter Pansy and a van shaped like a cottage in tow, she isn’t sure whether to laugh or cry. What on earth has she gotten herself into?!
Still, there is something strangely lovable about the people in the little village of Merryknowe, from Rachel Brown, the quiet, lonely girl who bakes magical confections for the tearooms, to Tassie McIver, a little old lady with a lot of wisdom and a penchant for reading tea leaves. And Clara can’t deny that Henry and Pansy are quickly worming their way into her heart…
With all the heartbreak of the year behind her, could Acorn Cottage be the fresh start Clara so desperately wants?
Starting Over at Acorn Cottage by Kate Forster is an emotional heart tugging story. I fell in love at first page. These characters are funny, quirky, and charming. I enjoyed how the community got together and were always helping each other. So many issues such as abuse within a family were discussed. The loss of a loved one and the loss of a dear friend are tough to survive through and yet it brought the cast of characters closer. Clara, the main character is my favorite. She had a cheating boyfriend, a bad best friend, and an abusive father. She still came out shinning like a star. I wanted to hug her fiercely. Then, my next favorite character was the older lady Clara befriends. She was magical. Tons of humor and action to enjoy in this amazing read!