The GI Bride gBook Reviewed on wwwwhisperingstoriescomAmelia hasn t had the best of luck for the past few years Firstly her husband just ups and leaves writing a note to say he can t carry on living a lie any He also takes all the money leaving Amelia with their young son Charlie no money and a mortgage to payUnable to do so she finds herself losing the family home and being housed by the council in a small flat on a rough estate taking on a part time job just to put food on the table Plus she has arowing pile of debtsSo when Alexander Benjamin Benji #from a law firm contacts her telling her that Is A #a law firm contacts her telling her that Is A Of a descendant of Chesterford family and that the Earl recently passed away and that she is now the owner of Chesterford Castle in Northumberland she really can t take it in but with nothing to lose she and Charlie head of to start a new life in Northumberland The castle already has a few staff members including Dorothy the housekeeper Arthur her husband the roundsman Tiffany who does the books and Joey who seems to be the eneral dog s bodyThe castle is open to visitors but unfortunately it doesn t et many and those that do come don t come back as the place hasn t ot anything to offer Amelia needs to make this work so sets about making some changes including hiring the mysterious Tom who has been sent by Benji to helpHowever not everyone may be happy with the changes this is a medieval castle after allI absolutely adore Ali McNamara s books especially Daisy s Vintage Cornish Camper Van which I reviewed last June so when I heard that Ali had another book out I couldn t wait to Ratscalibur get started Once again Ali has surpassed my expectations and has written a book that I have simply fallen in love withThe whole premise of the book had me eagerly reading Amelia was such a delightful character to read about She is your normal average woman who has really been through some hard times and somehow managed to find herself with a castle She doesn t want any airs andraces no matter how often the staff and locals try to call her Lady Chesterford she can also see how special the castle is and how it is an important part of history and she wants to bring it back to life and make it popular againThis is a book that will put a smile on your face It brings with it a warmth of happiness and is as beautiful on the inside as that cover looks It is a must read for summer the perfect book to lounge by the pool or just in your The Million Dollar Goal (The Million Dollar Series, garden and relax with an amazing story you won t want to put down I couldn t put it down easy to read in one sitting The Story is about a single mum called Amelia who has a son named Charlie They are living in a sky rise flat tower Until she inherits a castle in Northumberland well she believes that she s the earl or likely to be Charlie with how rules were writtenI love Amelia I did from the first page she has excellent morals and is a strong female character I do like it when she accepts a little help from people who love her not people who look down at her Even in charge she doesn t want looked up to and I admire her for thatTom is brought into her life along with other characters including Dorothy Arthur Benji GrahamToby the ex Tiffany and Joey before you mention thehosts The sexist The Selected Poems ghost is really what Amelia needed However Tom is the knight in shining armour The castle andhosts remind me so much of Hogwarts I feel like I d inherited Hogwarts if I was Amelia to be honest I loved the part describing the castles terrible trip advisor reviews Lovely setting but the place did need some change Enjoyable read easily five stars My word Ali has surpassed herself again with this book absolutely brilliant from the first page full of mystery and struggles and fantasy and romance and starting a new life The front cover was so attractive and made you want to read it and didn t let me down Characters are brilliant and the story plot is fantastic Amelia is a single mum and struggling so much bless her with bringing up Charlie her son money is so tight and she receives a letter saying she has inherited something she things it s a joke but when then she learns it isn t and in fact she has inherited a real life castle by the sea and she s the last descendant she can t believe it She moves Charlie and her to the castle and it at a beautiful setting but she soon learns The sun is shining on the olden castle on Rainbow Bay and change is in the airAmelia is a single mother doing her very best to look after her young son Charlie but money is tight and times are tough When she first hears that she is the last descendent of the Chesterford family and that she has inherited a Real Life Castle by the sea Amelia can't uite believe her ears But it's trueShe soon finds that owning a castle isn't uite the ticket to sorting out. Ading about the previous inhabitants of the castle some of them sounded uite cheeky As well as main character Amelia and her son Charlie there are also a bunch of other secondary characters that you et to know and love too I particularly liked Arthur he seemed like a lovely man underneath his rumpiness And I also loved Dorothy s character too I also really enjoyed reading about Amelia and Tom s relationship and seeing where that was headed I just wanted it to desperately work out for Amelia because she really had been through uite a few wars and deserved to be happyThroughout the book I just felt like there was this magical spellbinding energy and I loved it I love Ali McNamara s style of writing it s wonderfully captivating and I enjoyed every page every character It was a fabulous novel and I can t wait to read by this author in the future Thank you to the publisher for a chance to read this novel via
Netgalley which I have reviewed honestly Yet another case of cover love which I have reviewed honestly Yet another case of cover love Ali McNamara they have a sort of whimsical feel due to the beautiful sketches used and of course the colours I am a sucker for all things relating to castles so once I #read the synopsis for this story down on her luck single mum Amelia inherits a castle #the synopsis for this story down on her luck single mum Amelia inherits a castle Castle as you do I knew I wanted to read it She moves to the Northumberland coast to live in as a stipulation of the inheritance is that the castle cannot be soldChesterford is lacking visitors and Amelia comes up with some sure fire ways to et the castle earning some income and as a freuent visitor to historic homes I loved reading about the ideas she had and castle life Amelia is also doing some digging into the castle history and I definitely enjoyed this aspect I love finding out about the history of either the buildings or people who lived there previously so this was an added bonus and made for some extra intrigue with some friendly The Book of Leviathan ghosts also being added to the mixAmelia was very likeable as was her son Charlie and the few staff that worked at the castle were funny freuently referring to Amelia as Her Ladyship and suchlike and not in a sarcastic mannerThere is a relationship with Tom a furniture restorer sent to try and assist hinted at from early on in the story but I actually preferred reading about Amelia s friendship with Benji Benji was the historian who traced Amelia down as the next in line of the Chesterfield s and he remained a welcome figure throughout the bookOverall this was a really enjoyable likeable read with strong characters a sweet romance and some epichostsMy many thanks to Little Brown Book Group UK via NetGalley for providing me with this advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review Oh I do love an Ali McNamara book and this is no exception I went into this blind possibly never having read the blurb and was curious to see what sort of unexplainable happenings may occur this timeWas shocked to discover for my second in the past 3 books I ve read that there was a hint of the otherworldly of potentially Nine Ghosts ghosts Not a huge believer in them but having read both this and Rowan Coleman s latest I may be mega scared next time someone tries toet me into a haunted houseAmelia was down on her luck struggling financially
TO BRING UP HER SON CHARLIE bring up her son Charlie a piece of post start a chain or events that led to her Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia getting an inheritance from a distant relative she had never heard of And wow Chesterford Castle is some inheritanceiven its huge was already open to the public and came with four members of staff who just wanted to call her M aam or Lady Amelia Amelia s knack of drawing people together leads to a شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى growing sense of community and family at the castle as they try to modernise itI lovedetting to know the other residents of Chesterford Castle including the ones that it appear that only Charlie may be able to see There are all manner of secrets to be uncovered and all written in such a heartwarming and lovely style that you can t help be hooked on the book The pages were flying by as I took in every last details and by the end I was convinced I had visited the castle myself such were the descriptions A truly enjoyable and another fabulous story from an author that I can t The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) get enough of Thank you to Sphere and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. Plicated than Amelia first imagined Luckily she has help from the small band of eccentric and unconventional staff that are already employed there and a mysterious unseen hand that oftenives her a push in the right direction just when she needs it most It's only when she meets Tom a furniture restorer who comes to the castle to help repair some antiue furniture that Amelia realises she might et the fairy tale ending that she and Charlie truly deserve.
Ali McNamara Ù 4 Free downloadHat running it day to day is #complicated than she thought People who already work there aren t to keen on some of her #than she thought People who already work there aren t to keen on some of her yet some are but the staff who are on board support her and she enjoys the challenge When Tom turns up to repair antiue furniture she wonders of age will et her fairy tail ending Can she make a Arabian Challenge go of the castle and start making money and can she find love but what happens when her ex turns up to Fantastic read worth far than five stars Even to just be able to think of a story like this let alone write it Ali McNamara is aenius I would love to *read a follow up to this story There is so much scope to write about the characters and * a follow up to this story There is so much scope to write about the characters and course that wonderful castle A brilliant read from the first word to the last Mystical intrigue Oh what a FANTASTIC book having read all of Ali s books it comes as no surprise that she has surpassed herself once again Intriguing from the beginning a mystical castle love twists and turns I can highly recommend this OUTSTANDING book Three and a half starsWith a part time job and a less than satisfactory housing situation it s a struggle for single mother Amelia to care for her son Charlie Money is tight and times are tough Until out of nowhere it seems she finds she as the last descendant of the Chesterford family she had inherited a castle in Northumberland Not only a cattle but a castle overlooking the magical named Rainbow Bay Despite some difficulties Amelia settles into running the day to day business of the castle while trying to bring it back to being a desired tourist destination To help her she has a small roup of staff some of who have been at the castle all their lives But it is not just the staff who help her when she needs it most but some otherworldly help as well This is a light fun read and Amelia is an engaging character I liked the close relationship she had with her ten year old son Charlie Also her attitude of not seeing some people as better than others because they have a title or are richer She is accepting of all and prepared to ive people a chance I was enjoying this until Charlie staring seeing and talking to Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students ghosts What is a castle withouthosts right Well I m not a fan of stories with ILLERAMMA Kathalu ghosts but then I decided to put it in the same category as reading a fantasy novel andoing along with elves and other creatures How you respond to the American Literature Student Text ghostly presence and conversations will determine how you respond to this book If you can accept thehostly presence this is an entertaining if far fetched read And of course as it all fairy tale type stories there is a romance than blossoms and promises happy ever after There are a couple of surprises occur about the castle and its inhabitants And maybe not so realistic But then in my opinion it is not meant to be taken seriously It is uite simply a bit of fun As long as it is read in that frame of mind it is entertaining Not the sort of book I d read all the time but I did enjoy it despite a few issues with certain aspects of the plot As with the other books I ve read by this author this one was a joy to read It started off exciting and kept that pace throughout It was fantastic Well written and easy to read It flowed well Lovely cover on the book too There s always something extra magical about Ali McNamara s novels and this one is no different The last novel I had read of hers was brilliantly written and captivating and I knew that this one would be the same Immediately I was drawn in with it s pretty cover I love the colourful flowers used the cute car in the middle the huge imposing castle in the background and of course the listening sea on the right hand side Everything looks beautiful and makes for a really spellbinding coverOnto the story itself I immediately warmed towards main character Amelia You could see from the start that she was doing all she could to help make Charlie s life the best it could be on such a low amount of money When I read the part where Amelia looks
in the fridge for dinner and it s mostly empty it really upset me and I had high hopes thatthe fridge for dinner and it s mostly empty it really upset me and I had high hopes that would et their happily ever after after all it was the least they deserved after what they had been through When they arrived at Chesterford Castle and there was a few The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems ghostlyoings on happening I couldn t wait to read about it I found it so interesting re. Her money problems that she'd first hoped she can't sell because the terms of the ancient beuest state that any Chesterford who inherits the castle must live there and work towards the upkeep and maintenance of the family home So ever practical Amelia decides to uproot her little family and move to this magnificent castle by the seaLiving in a castle on the beautiful Northumberland coast is fun at first but organising the day to day running is a lot com. ,