Amelia has not been back home for over ten years and has established her life in Paris. But when she discovers that she has inherited Meadow Farmhouse from her Great Aunt Vera, she just needs to pop back, sort it out and make sure it is sold. Meadow Farmhouse was not really her home was it?
However, Amelia was not prepared for the emotions that would hit her when she returned to the village of Meadowbank and her past.
The farmhouse is a dilapidated state and it seems that Vera had let it go and having had little contact with her since her departure and not healing the refits that might have developed, Amelia starts to think that maybe restoring the farmhouse will help her heal.
Is Amelia really healing from the restoration of the farmhouse.
She still has to confront her old love, Adam who is still very much part of the village.
She still has to deal with the death of her parents, that led her to living with Vera and being an irritation and an inconvenience.
It seems though Vera had a few secrets of her own, that Amelia knew nothing about. And when she discovers an old wedding dress and a locket with a picture of a man she does not recognise. It seems that there is a mystery to solve and perhaps this might lead her to solve all the mysterious questions that have come to mind since she has been home.
The main one – is Meadow Farmhouse really home?
This is a wonderful book which is full of questions about where home really is and who are friends really are? Sometimes we need to step away from something and get a new perspective and I think Amelia does this in this book, thanks to the other wonderful characters that she comes across, both young and old. So much is learnt from what is not said, that there must be more tales to tell from Meadowbank.
For fans of village tales and renovating houses and hearts in equal measure.
Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.
The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse is out now.