Hopeless romantic Milly Rose has had her fair share of heartbreak. Obsessed with all things Disney, she refuses to give up on finding her Prince Charming - he's out there somewhere, isn't he?
When Milly is given a job to investigate the origins of a historical building in the village of Clover's Rest, she's not sure what to expect. What she discovers takes her breath away - a beautiful real life Cinderella castle, complete with turrets, a magnificent drawbridge AND a very handsome owner...Cameron Heartstone.
As Milly and Cameron begin to unearth the secrets of Clover Castle, they can't ignore the intense chemistry building between them. But they've both been hurt badly before. Can they take a big leap of faith and find their own happily-ever-after?
A deliciously enchanting read that will delight fans of Rachael Lucas, Lucy Diamond and Miranda Dickinson or anyone who has ever blubbed at a Disney movie. Who says real life can't be a fairytale?
'Holly Martin writes about life and love with such big-hearted warmth and flair.' Belinda Jones
'Holly Martin makes me laugh out loud. Her stories are filled with memorable, lovable characters who reel me in and leave me giggling long after I finish the book.' Jenny Hale
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a feel good story from the first page to the last. Ms. Martin without a doubt knows how to fill her stories full of laughter, quirky characters, ghosts, hidden treasurers, oogie monsters, curses and love. I laughed so much during this read; Ms. Martin has a way with humor and words. This is the story of Milly a woman full of life and loves all things Disney including castles, Princes, Princess, magic, and wishes. Her hair has pink ends and her shoes have sparkles. She investigates the origins of historical buildings and if they meet the requirements, her employer, Castle Heritage, will invest in restoring the building. Her job brings her into the world of Clover’s Rest, a quirky village of odd characters and beliefs, Cameron Heartstone, new owner of Clover Castle is desperately in need of repairs and a Castle with secrets. I laughed and laughed over the conversations with Lavender, Gladys, Constance; these little old ladies were a hoot. I thought I would laugh my head off reading about the Solstice Celebration Play and all those willies. Milly Rose and Cameron have an immediate attraction, after all, the first thing Cameron did was grab her breast trying to remove mud from her shirt. That’s just the start of the laughter in this story and situations these two get into so easily. I couldn’t stop reading as I had to know what they would do next or fall into, or trip over. Cameron has been bitterly bitten one time too many in the past, and he is fighting his attraction to Milly and to Milly Rose’s sweet wonderful personality. Milly’s forays into love were not much better than Cameron’s, she thinks happy ever after only happens in the movies. As in all fairy-tales there is a villain that causes all sorts of trouble and Ms Martin has one in this story. This story was a delight to read. Ms. Martin paced the story well and developed the story and characters nicely and brought a satisfactory end to the story. Ah love, who doesn’t love it. I would recommend this story to anyone that loves Disney stories, fairy-tale, or happy ever afters. This one will make your heart sing. I received this book from the publisher and Netgalley in return for an honest review.
Superb, funny, heartbreaking, heartwarming and totally amazing sums this book up IMHO. I really enjoyed it! It has great characters, a brilliant plot and lots of humorous moments making it a terrific book to escape into! Milly Rose is obsessed with all things Disney but is also a highly qualified architecture historian working for a company that helps owners restore buildings of historic significance. She’s gone to the mysterious village of Clovers Rest (which doesn’t seem to appear on any proper map or website) to investigate the local Clover Castle. She’s already spoken to the owner Cameron Heartstone, and arranged to stay in the Castle for a week whilst she carries out her investigations. They work together to see what they can discover about the Castle but find their mutual attraction difficult to ignore. They have both been seriously hurt in the past and really don’t want to succumb now, but love has a way of making them react with their hearts rather than their heads! Can they trust each other enough to make their own Disney style happy ever after? With wonderfully weird villagers, ghosts haunting the Castle, treasure to be revealed, a double dealing, wicked conspirator as well as everything else that is going on, this is a fast paced, hilarious roller coaster romance that I have no hesitation in highly recommending - I’ll certainly be looking for other books by this author in future! Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley too, for letting me read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.