Blurb: Holly Swift has just landed the job of her dreams: events co-ordinator at Wickham Hall, the beautiful manor home that sits proudly at the heart of the village where she grew up.
Her first major event is a spring wedding of royal proportions. Holly has every detail covered, so all she has to do is keep calm and carry on… Easier said than done!
As the church bells ring, little does Holly know that come Monday, she’ll have a new boss. And it might not exactly be a match made in heaven…
Review: I purchased this book myself because I was such a huge fan of Ivy Lane I was extremely excited to see what else Cathy Bramley has been up to in the literary world! The stunning covers of Cathy’s novels always stand out for me, you could recognise them a mile off and this one is no exception and as always, the cover gives us a little glimpse of what’s to come within the story.
Wickham Hall is the story of Holly who has landed her dream job at Wickham Hall, a gorgeous Manor House she’s visited all her life. Holly finds herself fitting in perfectly and she’s in her element; even when problems arise, she uses her fantastic organisation skills to deal with them swiftly. But after a lavish event at the house, she finds out that come Monday, she’s going to have a new boss and a whole new set of problems.
I instantly loved Holly. It was so refreshing to read a book where the main character was strong-willed, level-headed and career driven. Holly is extremely organised and shares a lot of similar traits to me so I automatically wanted to be her best friend. I think me and her combined could organise the Olympics! The supporting characters were all great too, especially the other staff members in Wickham Hall who all had their individual personalities.
I loved the setting and the description of Wickham Hall which Cathy sets so well you feel like you’re really there. The beautiful gardens, the cute gift shop and the yummy treats sold in the café all light up in your mind that it could be a memory of a place you’ve been to before. That, combined with the loveable characters and solid story-line with the potential for progression throughout the next 3 instalments makes for a wonderful read.