My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m so glad that a new author book is a 5* read for me. Kate Ryder’s Secrets of the Mist was picked up on a whim; now why in the world I would do that instead of reading the infinite number of books added to my TBR not just in GR but across the libraries and book sites, well, I don’t know. But I did and here I am with a goofy smile ‘coz of the outpouring of goodness that this story evoked in me.
Madeleine O’Brien is an assistant director at Hawkstone Media filming a period drama in Dorset when she spies upon a house that gives her a sense of deja-vu and very soon unable to justify things even to herself, she quits her job and moves to the house, The Old Smithy in the Walditch village in Dorset. Her friend and sometimes lover Dan helps her with the move and with the tranquility provided by the village and its surroundings Maddie feels right at home. But the Old Smithy has been waiting for Maddie as things in the past needs a closure. 400 yrs have passed but Nat and Mary’s love and their connection is still reverberating in the Old Smithy and it is left to Nick and Maddie to discover the history of the house and its inhabitants.
This is a beautiful and charming time travel romance set in the heavenly and attractive Walditch village and the author’s writing so alluring that I wish I had a chance to see the arresting vistas and feel the solace that it offers. I loved all the characters in the book and the feeling of warmth that permeates from its pages. Lovely!
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