by Jenny Kane
Publication Date November 11, 2021
Published by Head of Zeus Ltd
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Workplace, Fiction / World Literature / England / 21st Century
Mill Grange is putting on a show this holiday season!
When young Dylan Harris's former babysitter (and soon to be step-sister), Harriet, needs a last-minute venue for her acting troupe's outdoor production of Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, the staff at Mill Grange throw open its doors, keen to fill their halls with guests over the holiday season... but they may get more drama than they'd bargained for!
With pageants and plays to arrange, a much-anticipated book launch, an unexpected arrival, a heart-warming offer, and a little bit of the manor's magic, this Christmas is one that Thea, Tina, Sam, Shaun, Helen and Tom – along with retirees Bert and Mabel Hastings – won't soon forget...
Readers love Jenny Kane!
'Absolutely loved this story ... Compulsive.
Winter Fires at Mill Grange by Jenny Kane is a sweet, lovely small town story with lovely characters. It is the fourth book in her Mill Grange series, so if you haven’t read the other three books it’s a bit more difficult to keep up. There are a lot of characters at the beginning of the story, but it wasn’t too hard to sort them out after a while.
Harriet has finally landed a paying role as an actress, as she prepares for the outdoor production of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, she learns that their venue has been flooded and the show is in danger of closing down. She suggests to the production staff that they do the play at Mill Grange. The staff at the Mill Grange are happy to host the troupe of actors and use their grounds for the production. But, that’s a lot of work for the staff, and Thea, Tina, Sam, Shaun, Helen and Tom – along with retirees Bert and Mabel Hastings have a lot on their hands over the Christmas holidays.
I enjoyed this story and all the characters. It seemed like a lot of characters at the beginning of the book, but it wasn’t long before I had them all sorted out in my head. The descriptions of Mill Grange and the village of Upwich are vivid and I felt like I was there in the cold winter watching Gertrude the chicken pecking around the grounds of the Mill Grange.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves women’s fiction and who loves sweet stories set in lovely small village locations. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Great review, Wendy!
Thank you Jolene!
I love small town settings and the cover sets up such a lovely Winter scene! Gertrude the Chicken sounds like a fun character.
Thank you, Rachel, Gertrude was quite a lively character.