The Vintage Girl – Hester Browne

A great winter read. History, antiques and scrummy brooding heirs. This quirky book will whisk you away to Scotland and let you in on the secrets of a savvy widow.

The Vintage Girl Synopsis:

When Evie Nicholson is asked to visit Kettlesheer Castle in Scotland to archive the family heirlooms, she jumps at the chance. Evie’s passion for antiques means that, for her, the castle is a treasure trove of mysteries just waiting to be uncovered.

But in each heirloom lies a story, and in the course of her investigations Evie stumbles upon some long-buried family secrets. Add handsome, gloomy heir Robert McAndrew and a traditional candlelit gala to the mix, and Evie’s heart is sent reeling with an enthusiasm that may just extend beyond the Kettlesheer silver…

I love it when a book catches me by surprise. I acquired this book through my old flatmate, who had bought it from a charity shop. The way books travelling from place to place always makes me smile.

Evie is adorable. Robert is classic, and the whole story-line followed effortlessly. The entire story is relatable; I can easily picture myself in a similar situation. Also, I loved the emphasis on the Scottish dancing and the beautiful descriptions of the scenery.

The family history was very intriguing for me, learning about who used to own the old house and how they managed to keep the place alive.

A step in another direction for me, but I am so happy I went with it.

Rating: 4/5

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