Book Review: The House Of Hopes And Dreams, by Trisha Ashley

When Carey Revell unexpectedly becomes the heir to Mossby, his family’s ancestral home, it’s rather a mixed blessing. The house is large but rundown and comes with a pair of resentful relatives who can’t be asked to leave.
Still, newly dumped by his girlfriend and also from his job as a TV interior designer, Carey needs somewhere to lick his wounds. And Mossby would be perfect for a renovation show. He already knows someone who could restore the stained glass windows in the older part of the house…

Angel Arrowsmith has spent the last ten years happily working and living with her artist mentor and partner. But suddenly bereaved, she finds herself heartbroken, without a home or a livelihood. Life will never be the same again – until old friend Carey Revell comes to the rescue.

They move in to Mossby with high hopes. But the house has a secret at its heart: an old legend concerning one of the famous windows. Will all their dreams for happiness be shattered? Or can Carey and Angel find a way to make this house a home?

Unsurprisingly to anyone who is a regular reader of my blog, I have found yet another Trisha Ashley book that I have fallen in love with. I am half considering creating a sub-section of my blog just to list and adore her book (not yet decided).

This one is another joy to add to the list, this time the special topic is the making of glass windows, the love interest is the charming best friend who has recieved an unexpected inheritence and the heroine is the spunky stained glass window artist Angel, who falls on hard times after her fiancee dies suddenly.

Between them and a group of their old friends they begin to make a series about remaking the old house that Carey inherits, occasionally hindered by the late fiancees son and the determined ex-girlfriend, who between them give the reader plenty to dislike. Combined with the rather odd housekeeper, we have a fun-filled cast to play with.

Like some of her other books, the author keeps a side-story running alongside the main plot and unravelling as more information comes to light in the present day. The history of the house, and Angels idol, is fascinating and gives diversity to the sotry of the house they are working on, resulting in quite the surprise find near the end.

As always, please do enjoy!

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