Escape to Giddywell Grange written by Kim Nash, publisher Hera, is available NOW in ebook format.
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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.
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Kim Nash’s latest novel: Escape to Giddywell Grange.
Escape to Giddywell Grange is a gorgeously comforting, uplifting novel that you will devour and not want the story to end.
When the path you’d planned and envisioned taking is suddenly pulled away from you life as you know it feels lost. Maddy Young was obsessed with work, her motto was work hard then play hard. She spent most of her life working in her power suits and zooming around the country in her executive company car. Her heart had been broken a few years ago but she felt positive for the future until she was handed her redundancy papers with immediate effect. For someone who spent most of her time working Maddy hadn’t a clue were to start on how to fill her time and a sadness crept in.
Maddy’s best friend, Beth, felt like this redundancy was the perfect opportunity for Maddy to reassess her life and Beth had a cunning plan and had set tasks for Maddy to complete. Tasks to step her out of her comfort zone, tasks to reignite lost loves and tasks to make Maddy think twice about the lifestyle she’d worked so hard to achieve. Unbeknown to Maddy these tasks were tailored perfectly to help her overcome this stumbling block in her life. We follow Maddy learning to pick herself up and move on from a blip in her life.
Kim Nash has written such a gorgeous story that is sadly very relatable in today’s economic climate. You can feel an empathy with Maddy but you also want to cheer her on with starting afresh. I absolutely adored the setting of the story a farm with a doggy day care centre; animals do tend to bring out a softness to characters and bring warmth and charm to a storyline. Relatable, romantic and perfect cosy read.
About the Author
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 http://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.