Thank you #netgalley for letting me read this ARC, Jill Steeples is a new Author to me and I am delighted to be on the Boldwood Blog tour for this book.

I found this book and it's characters refreshing and inspiring.

One bad experience can lead to a world of good things. That's basically what the take away from this book is.

Abbey Carter lives at Wishwell Cottage with her Fiance Jason, also known as Jay, her father Bill who is a widower also lives close by.

The wedding date is drawing close but the sudden discovery of her man's infidelity sends Abbeys world crashing down. She sends him packing and builds a new life for herself.

Her love for walks lead her to meet Lizzie a widower who works at the Cafe and Sam and his Springer Spaniel.

She also makes friends with Rhi who curiously is the woman her ex had an affair with.

Rhi realises she has a soft spot for an ex work colleague who comes to see her.

They end up having quiz nights and all 6 of them bond and become really great friends.

Can Abbey reopen her heart to love? Will Sam finally fall in love after guarding himself for so many years?
Will Rhi carve out a path for herself ?
Is there love after the loss of a spouse?

Its an incredibly serendipitous story.

I could identify with a number of scenarios and felt at home with the characters.

Lady the Springer Spaniel is the star of the show.

I recommend reading this book for its feel good inspiration.

You can purchase this book here: Starting Over at Primrose Woods: Escape to the countryside for the start of a brand new series from Jill Steeples for 2022