Romance and Mystery My rating: 4 out of 5
Emma Grayson finds a job advert mysteriously left in her letterbox, and after an interview is offered what seems to be the perfect job of looking after the stables of a manor house. However very soon the reader (and Emma) is wondering why the Estate Manager is so against her, and gradually begins to wonder if everything is quite as it appears.
The first page throws the reader straight into the intrigue, and the story builds up gently and steadily, until mid-way through the book there is a sudden twist and drama. Skilfully woven into the story are events from Emma's past, and the question as to whether she can ever move on , or indeed whether she wants to.
The main characters are well written, with plenty of interest and great personalities; it is easy to keep track of who is who, and become involved in their varied roles within the estate and in the story. There is a lot of feel good and camaraderie in the book, but also some very moving parts and a few heart racing moments.
I found this was a book that acted like a treat. It kept drawing me back to see how Emma was getting on, and was an easy comfortable read.
The book's ending means it can be read as a stand-alone book, or the enjoyment can be extended by moving onto the other two books in this trilogy.