Kate Field comes to the blog today with a story of family, trust and second chances with
Miranda (Mim) has had a rough life: after being placed in care at age 8, and not knowing her father, her mother disappeared, and she’d been moved about frequently: learning to keep a ‘box’ of essentials and never attach. Lucking into a job with Gordon, and finding friendship, acceptance and a job at the small hotel gave her stability until Gordon’s death and his daughter’s ill-conceived and specious allegations. Now staying in her car, she’s pulled into a layby to sleep and wait for the next day to start looking for work, again.
Not to be ignored, Bill and Bea have car troubles and need to be back home by the next day for a family wedding. Having Mim parked next to them, with no mechanical skills but plenty of heart, turned out to be a lifesaver – as she agrees to drive them home. Sleeping in her car after being somewhere she’d only heard of isn’t a horrible way to spend the New Year.
Bill and Bea are not to be put off by Mim’s reluctance to ‘be one of them’ at all – they integrate her so smoothly into their life: managing (or meddling – depending on perspective) to get her some stability and pushing her, ever so gently, into the sightlines of their eldest son. With plenty of back and forth, lots of judgment and quick assessments, and a chance to finally find a family of birth not simply a family that is collected (or collected her) – Mim’s story is one of perseverance and determination, and plenty of self-assessment. A lovely story of second chances, family, acceptance and new starts.
Title: Finding Home
Author: Kate Field
Genre: British, Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Family Saga, Friendship, Holiday Themed, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: Britain, Woman's Fiction
Published by: One More Chapter
Published on: 16 April, 2021
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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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…
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.