Firstly, that cover! I absolutely adore the Summer Vibes that always come from Cathy Bramley’s book covers. Vibrant, bright and full of everything that makes a warm summers day come alive… So, now that we’ve appraised the cover..on to the book!
Cathy Bramley is the author of the best-selling romantic comedies Ivy Lane, Appleby Farm, Wickham Hall, Conditional Love and The Plumberry School of Comfort Food. She’s also super approachable on social media and in her Book Group and is just a fabulous person in general which really helps to raise an author’s profile and following.
London has not been kind to Lottie Allbright. Realising it’s time to cut and run, she packs up and moves back home – but finds her family in disarray. In need of a new place to stay, Lottie takes up the offer of a live-in job managing a local vineyard. There’s a lot to learn – she didn’t even know grapes could grow so far north!
Butterworth Wines in the rolling Derbyshire hills has always been run on love and passion but a tragic death has left everyone at a loss. Widowed Betsy is trying to keep the place afloat but is harbouring a debilitating secret. Meanwhile her handsome but interfering grandson, Jensen, is trying to convince her to sell up and move into a home.
Lottie’s determined to save Butterworth Wines, but with all this and an unpredictable English summer to deal with, it’ll be a challenge.
I LOVE how much research goes into Cathy’s books – and this one is no exception. Not only did I get stuck into a fabulous Summer read (in February no less), but I also learnt so much about wine making.. Who even knew that the UK could be so good at it! So I really applaud Cathy for not only creating fabulous characters, injecting the right dose of humour into each chapter, splashing a dash of romance here and there and painting beautiful scenery – but she also teaches through her words as well. You will not be disappointed if you order this book today!