Career-driven, city-girl Maddy, gets a reality kick-butting when instead of the promotion she was certain to get, ends up losing her prized position.
Needing to heal some ex-boyfriend wounds and tend to hurt pride, Maddy decides to head back home and escapes to Giddywell Grange.
Comforted by the slower pace of life, Maddy reconnects with her childhood friend Beth. When Beth asks Maddy for help with her doggy daycare Growlers, Maddy agrees. Suddenly all-in, Maddy comes to love the daily routine and opens herself up to other needs in her community -even volunteering at the library.
Although somewhat unsure of it at first, Maddy falls fast for life in Giddywell Grange and its delightful charm and harmonious lifestyle.
When Maddy meets up with Beth’s brother Alex, she is reminded of the easy rapport they always shared. Maddy’s youthful crush on Alex can easily rekindle old feelings but she has to watch out for her heart as he is already in a relationship.
Out of the blue, her ex offers her a prime job and the chance to return to her posh way of life.
Sorely tempted yet more than a little skeptical, Maddy has to decide out what she is going to do.
Maddy is a tremendously relatable character: real, insecure, warm, funny - the kind of friend anyone would love to have. Nash did a wonderful job with all her characters by weaving their lives beautifully into the engaging storylines.
A hands-down, delightful jewel of a read.
I highly and heartily recommend Escape to Giddywell Grange.
Thanks to NetGalley and Hera Books, for the read of Kim Nash’s, Escape to Giddywell Grange.
Opinions expressed are my own.