A dog’s life is just what Maddy needs
Maddy Young thought she had it all.
Swanky city apartment? – yep. Fancy car? sorted. High-flying career? – tick.
Even if she’s lost most of her friends because of spending all her time at work, and can’t remember when she last had fun, it’s worth it.
Until she’s suddenly made redundant. Now she’s 37, jobless, and after the breakup with the former love of her life, unhappily single.
Enter Maddy’s childhood friend, Beth, the owner of Growlers, the doggy daycare centre at Giddywell Grange, on a mission to make Maddy see there’s more to life than work.
Soon, Maddy is swapping spreadsheets for volunteer duty at the library, daily Starbucks for cups of tea with elderly neighbours, and her Prada handbag for doggy poo bags… And with Beth’s gorgeous brother, Alex, back from the States, Maddy starts to think that Giddywell Grange might just be her happy place.
But when her old life – and her old boyfriend - comes calling, will Maddy go back to the job she loved so much? Or will she discover that the key to happiness lies in making others happy?
An uplifting romantic comedy that will warm your heart – perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Milly Johnson and Katie Fforde.
Praise for Kim Nash:
‘Romantic, uplifting and full of heart’ Cathy Bramley, author of A Vintage Summer
‘Heart warming, comforting as a hug, and really funny…Just lovely!’ Josie Silver, author of One Day in December
'An utterly gorgeous story. This book was so engaging, I loved it from start to finish, I just couldn't put it down...Highly recommended.’ Holly Martin, author of The Little Village of Happiness
‘If you want a feel good, laugh out loud romantic story which will tug at your heartstrings, then look no further! Fab, fab, fab!!’ Stardust Reviews
‘The perfect book to read if you are looking for an uplifting book, one that’s beautifully written.’
Oh my days, Kim Nash has become an author that can very easily drag me away from Crime fiction and over to the bright side.
I actually hasn't realised this new author had another book coming out so soon as due to health reasons I've been keeping myself off social media most of the time and spent a little time reading books I'd bought as I felt I needed to fall in love with reading and not just do it for reviewing. Her first book Amazing Grace had me fall in love with a great feelgood book.
As soon as I saw Escape to Giddywell Grange on Netgally I had to request it and was thrilled when my request was approved. I started this book on a Friday evening and as much as real like kept wanting to take over I managed to finish it over the weekend.
It's a superb feel good read. A book you can dive in and out of comfortably and be transported the minute you start reading. It's also a book that really does make you think and take stock of your life and your surrounding. Makes you think just what is and isn't important in life and that some times things that happen, happen for a reason. When you are forced to take a journey down a path you wasn't expecting to take, it can still be the right path. You wouldn't have known it being the right path if what led you to it, hadn't happened. A real thought provoking read.
Many things going on in this book were so easy to relate to which makes the book feel so realistic that the places and characters come alive in your mind.
I loved the main character in this book, Madison. I loved the new track her life took when she was given the devastating news that she was to be made redundant.
Madison has lived for her job and not for herself. She really belived that work, work, work was what made her happy. The satisfaction of doing her job well and beliving that she was working for a company that really needed her. None of us are irreplaceable.
When you think life has kicked you down, there can only be one way to go and thats up. Can Madison find what does really make her happy and can she find a job she will love just as much.
Emotional, thought provoking, realistic read that certainly leaves you thinking things through. This book is one that will leave you thinking about it, long after you finish reading it.
Kim another amazing book you have written, loved, loved, loved every single page of it. I loved how characters from the first book were incorperated into this one, but it wasn't all about them. Keep these books coming, I can't wiat for more.
Kim Nash lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at www.kimthebookworm.co.uk.
Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association's Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can't quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.
When she's not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She's also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.
Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.
Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim's second novel and will be published on September 18th 2019. It is available on pre-order now:
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Grace thought she had it all. Living in the beautiful village of Little Ollington, along with head teacher husband Mark and gorgeous son, Archie, she devoted herself to being the perfect mum and the perfect wife, her little family giving her everything she ever wanted.
Until that fateful day when she walked in on Mark kissing his secretary - and her perfect life fell apart.
Now she's a single mum to Archie, trying to find her way in life and keep things together for his sake. Saturday nights consist of a Chinese takeaway eaten in front of the TV clad in greying pyjamas, and she can’t remember the last time she had a kiss from anyone aside from her dog, Becks…
Grace’s life needs a shake up – fast. So when gorgeous gardener Vinnie turns up on her doorstep, his twinkling eyes suggesting that he might be interested in more than just her conifers, she might just have found the answer to her prayers. But as Grace falls deeper for Vinnie, ten-year-old Archie fears that his mum finding love means she’ll never reconcile with the dad he loves.
So when ex-husband Mark begs her for another chance, telling her he’s changed from the man that broke her heart, Grace finds herself with an impossible dilemma. Should she take back Mark and reunite the family that Archie loves? Or risk it all for a new chance of happiness?
A funny, feel good romance about finding your own path and changing your life for the better – readers of Cathy Bramley, Jill Mansell and Josie Silver will love this uplifting read.
Tissues, Chocolate and a clear diary. Is all you need when starting this book.
#EpicallyAmazeballz #Lovedit #WantMoreNow
A jump over to the bright side for my reading choice. I was so thrilled to be able to read an ARC of this book and be a part of the blog tour. Let me just start by saying I am so, so proud of what this lady has done. Kim Nash has followed a dream, written a book, had it published and put smiles on many, many faces with her words. Not just in the story of this book but by being an online friend to many, Myself included. Kim has been an amazing support for me, through troubles and health, always on the other end of a message. Kim I want to take this chance to say I am so, so proud of what you have done, and thank you for being an amazing friend. You have written a book to be mighty proud of. This 'AUTHOR' is one hell of a lady.
Now the book, my views are my own and while this is a jump of genre for me, occasionally I love getting stuck into a feel good book. I started this one while soaking in a lovely bath, Epsom Salts, Radox, a cuppa and a bar of chocolate. Myself and my kindle spent a good hour soaking and getting to know Grace. I loved Grace immediately. One of those characters that from the opening pages you are rooting for. You fall in love with her character right away.
Grace is a single mother bringing up her young son alone and doing the best she can for him. Working as an estate agent allows Grace to be able to spend quality time with her boy as she is able to work around him and his school hours. Her boy is her life. Just the two of them plodding along. There is nothing else needed in Grace's life, is there?
Well her friend clearly thinks there is and to start with that involves a wardrobe make over for Grace. Out with her tracky bottoms and her black clothes, in with the new. With this a new Grace is materialises.
Following Grace on her new journey was amazing. Rooting for her every step of the way, shouting at her when I thought she was making the wrong choices, trying to advise her as she went along. I really connected with this character. I wanted Grace as my friend. The Character is just so lovely and someone that everyone can relate to in some form or other.
I could go on a lot more about this book, but taking away the excitement of the story unfolding isn't something I want to do for the reader. I really can't wait for more from Grace and her family.
This really is one of the best Chic Lit, feel good books I have ever read. This book will be going on my 'Must reads of 2019' without a doubt.
This book was just totally EpicallyAmazeballz. A true feel good, feel good book.
Kim Nash lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture and is a book blogger at www.kimthebookworm.co.uk. Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association's Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can't quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA. When she's not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She's also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs. Amazing Grace is her debut novel with Hera Books and will be out on 10th April 2019 Connect with Kim on Social Media here:
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