Cassie Beresford has recently landed her dream job as deputy head at her local, idyllic village primary school, Little Acorns. So, the last thing she needs is her husband of twenty years being ‘outed’ at a village charity auction – he has been having an affair with one of her closest friends.
As if that weren’t enough to cope with, Cassie suddenly finds herself catapulted into the head teacher position, and at the forefront of a fight to ward off developers determined to concrete over the beautiful landscape.
But through it all, the irresistible joy of her pupils, the reality of keeping her teenage children on the straight and narrow, her irrepressible family and friends, and the possibility of new love, mean what could have been the worst year ever, actually might be the best yet…
I haven’t read any of Julie Houston’s books before so was looking forward to delving into a new author. I knew I would like it as it is a warm hearted read with comedy through out too. I found the main character Cassie as courageous, I felt as though she was going through relatable subjects and the author dealt with it really well. The story is about finding inner strength when you don’t feel as though you have it and want to give it up but persevering and getting what you want.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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