The Inn at Tansy Falls
By Cate Woods
Published by Bookouture
What’s it about?
Dearest Nell, if you’re reading this letter, I’m already gone. You’re my best friend in the world, and as my last request I’m asking you to lay me to rest hundreds of miles away, in my crazy gorgeous, totally one-of-a-kind hometown of Tansy Falls. I know you’re a born-and-bred city girl, but hear me out. After first losing Adrian, and then me… I know your heart is hurting, Nell. I think you’ll find that you need Tansy Falls as much as I do.
So, I’ve got it all planned out. For two weeks, you’ll be staying at the sweet, local inn and every day you’ll be trying something new. And if you follow my instructions to the letter, you may discover there’s more to my story than you think. A surprise something… or someone at the end of it? Only you can find out!
Some last advice before you set off, Nell. Don’t forget your sturdy boots and make sure to give Boomer, the inn’s resident dog, a belly rub from me. Stay well away from former quarterback Brody Knott (boy, do I have some stories about him!). And finally, let the future bring what it brings. While Tansy Falls may look small, I know better than anyone that new beginnings can be found in all kinds of places. That little Vermont town you’d never heard of? Well, it might suddenly begin to feel just like coming home…
If you love feel-good love stories by ReaAnne Thayne, Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr, you’ll adore this gorgeous, heart-warming novel about starting over.
What I think:
If you love Netflix’s Virgin River or Chesapeake Shores and small town Christmas movies, you will love this book.
Small town, beautiful scenery, a gorgeous Inn, quirky locals and maple snow candy – Tansy Falls in Vermont has it all.
Nell loses her best friend Megan to cancer and is absolutely devastating. The pair have been best friends since Fresher’s Week at uni and have shared everything since. Nell is heartbroken by her death and on the back of a recent breakup she is sad and lonely.
Megan leaves her a final letter which reveals she has planned her a two week trip to Tansy Falls to shatter her ashes and explore the town that she loved as a child.
I loved Tansy Falls. It has small town, Gilmore Girls Stars Hollow style charm with a higgledy piggely general store run by elderly for formidable Darlene Fiske, a dusty town museum and a Maverick – the mountain looming over the town with ski runs and hiking trails. Nell’s itinerary includes places special to Megan, people she wants Nell meet and a chance to experience everything the town can offer. Nell begins to suspect that Megan got something more in mind for her than just a holiday.
Nell is such a relatable character and the reader is instantly rooting for her. She needs to get out of her comfort zone and open her heart to the possibility of love after splitting up with Adrian, a man who clearly did not want the same as Nell. She seems far more comfortable in the mud and fresh air than in the city.
There are a couple of potential love interests for Nell in Tansy Falls. Gorgeous, divorced dad, Jackson Quaid who is living in Megan’s old house, and Brody Knott, gorgeous and cocky and someone everyone warns Nell against. While the she feels an instant attraction for Jackson, Brody could be a fun holiday fling.
As the fortnight draws to a close Nells finds that the friendships she has made and the connection she feels to Tansy Falls may change her life. But only if she is brave enough.
I loved Nell and Tansy Falls. This was such a warm-hearted read that was completely compelling. I was fully invested in Nell’s journey from the end of the first chapter and will definitely return to this series when the next book is published as I can’t wait to see what happens to Nell and the rest if the characters in the future.
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About the author:
Cate Woods made the most of her university degree in Anglo-Saxon Literature by embarking on a career making tea on programmes including The Big Breakfast, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and French & Saunders.
After narrowly missing out on the chance to become a Channel 5 weather girl, she moved into the world of magazine journalism, then ghostwriting and now writes novels under her own name.
She has written two best-selling romantic comedies – Just Haven’t Met You Yet and More Than a Feeling – and a festive novel, The Christmas Guest, under the name Daisy Bell. Cate lives in London with her husband and two children.
Thank you to Bookouture for my gifted copy of The Inn at Tansy Falls and for inviting me to be a part of this lovely blog tour.