Saturday, 15 August 2015

Fairytale Beginnings - Holly Martin



Hopeless romantic Milly Rose has had her fair share of heartbreak. Obsessed with all things Disney, she refuses to give up on finding her Prince Charming – he’s out there somewhere, isn’t he?

When Milly is given a job to investigate the origins of a historical building in the village of Clover's Rest, she’s not sure what to expect. What she discovers takes her breath away - a beautiful real life Cinderella castle, complete with turrets, a magnificent drawbridge AND a very handsome owner…Cameron Heartstone.

As Milly and Cameron begin to unearth the secrets of Clover Castle, they can’t ignore the intense chemistry building between them. But they’ve both been hurt badly before. Can they take a big leap of faith and find their own happily-ever-after? 

What did I think?

My favourite Disney film is Cinderella so it's no surprise that I picked up this book with a Disney obsessed heroine.  I knew I was going to enjoy this right from the start when Milly and her old car, Dick, struggle up the hill to the village and get passed by a boy on a bike.  I loved Milly's enthusiasm for the castle and can imagine her eyes lighting up at the sight of the blue turrets.  Our introduction to Cameron had a sprinkling of humour despite his oaf-like appearance and a welcome bordering on rudeness.  As Milly warmed to him, he also grew on me.

This isn't a sickly sweet Disney story by any means, as Sophia the ghost and Gregory the dog make sure of that.  There is a undeniable element of magic in the air but not everything goes according to plan, especially when OIivia, Cameron's PA, arrives.  The villagers were so delightful, they could have all stepped out of a fairytale and I could not suppress my laughter at the surprisingly flamboyant display during the summer festival.

I loved all of the characters, the exploring of the castle, the treasure hunting and the magical fairytale ending.  This is a fabulous book for any Disney lover and I was completely enchanted from start to finish by this amazing heart-warming tale.

I received this e-book from the publisher, Bookouture, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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