She might not have much in this world, but it cost nothing to be kind…
Meet Miranda Brown: you can call her Mim. She’s jobless, homeless and living in her car… but with a history like hers she knows she has a huge amount to be grateful for.
Meet Beatrice and William Howard: Bill and Bea to you. The heads of the Howard family and owners of Venhallow Hall, a sprawling seaside Devonshire estate… stranded in a layby five hours from home the night before their niece’s wedding.
When fate brings the trio together, Mim doesn’t think twice before offering to drive the affable older couple home. It’s not like she has anywhere else to be. But as the car pulls into the picturesque village of Littlemead, Mim has no idea how her life is about to change…
An uplifting story of found family and true love perfect for fans of Fern Britton and Veronica Henry.
Finding Home is a story that follows the life of Miranda – ‘Mim’, a heroine who has certainly had her fair share of hardships throughout the years. Mim is both jobless and homeless in Lancashire, and as she is about to settle down for yet another night sleeping in her car, little does she know that the couple that knock on her window are about to change her life. The man informs her that he and his wife are in a rather difficult predicament as their car has broken down and they are five hours away from home. Not only that – but they need to get home as soon as possible as they have a wedding to attend tomorrow. Mim quickly offers to drive them there, after all, she has nothing else to do.
When they reach their destination in Devon, Mim comes face to face with a world so far from her troubled life in Lancashire. Bill and Bea Howard, the couple that Mim drove home, are an older couple and are parents to four children, all of whom are adults now, and alongside all of this they share such a beautiful bond, and an abundance of love.
As well as having the riches of love and family, the Howards are also the owners of an incredibly successful business, and have a beautiful large home to go back to every night. All of this overwhelms Mim to begin with, after all, this couldn’t be any further away from the life she has been living recently, and as someone who has never experienced love before, she finds it remarkable to see the bond this family share.
The Howards quickly open up their home, and their hearts to Mim, and she soon becomes a part of the close knit community she finds herself living within. Of course, there is a romance bubbling away – but I refuse to give away more than that!.
This is one of those stories that really makes your heart feel so incredibly full by the time you have finished this book. Mim’s story is initially heartbreaking, following her struggling to simply get through the day. And then the Howards come in to her life, and my heart soared. As soon as we meet Bill and Bea you just knew they were two of the kindest, most genuine souls who would help Mim find a new path in life, and when they opened up their home to her, well that was truly a beautiful moment.
The setting is an absolute dream. Kate Field’s writing style is so detailed and charismatic, it really brings the village to life, and you can certainly picture yourself breathing in the sea air as you wander along the street. The characters are also so refreshing and relatable, each of them having something to share, and a new depth to bring to the story. I loved the depth of Mim’s character, and the fact that she had so much to overcome just made me love her all the more.
A story that is bursting with love, new beginnings and hope, this was such a beautiful book that I certainly won’t forget.
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About the Author
Kate writes contemporary women’s fiction, mainly set in her favourite county of Lancashire,
where she lives with her husband, daughter and mischievous cat.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Kate’s debut novel, The Magic of Ramblings, won the RNA’s Joan Hessayon Award for new writers.
Social Media Links – Twitter: @katehaswords