Book Review: Angel's Share by Kayte Nunn
I was recently given the opportunity to read Angel's Share, and I thought that this was a delightful story with a cast of great characters.
It begins with Matilda 'Mattie' Cameron, who is in her early thirties, and is enjoying a successful life in London.
She headed there from Australia in her late teens to pursue a career, and hasn't seen her parents or her brother Mark in years.
She now has a handsome beau, a great group of girlfriends, and a job at an advertising agency that is impressive yet highly demanding.
So when her boyfriend Johnny organises a skiing trip to Switzerland for ten days with Mattie and a couple of friends, she can't wait.
But a horrific skiing accident leaves Mattie with terrible injuries, and she loses not only her job, but Johnny as a result.
At a loss for what to do, she comes to the decision to head back to Australia to allow herself time to heal.
Mark offers her a place to stay at his winery, located in the quaint town of Shingle Valley.
Mattie is welcomed into the home by Mark, and his partner Rose, along with his two young children from a previous relationship.
Mark is a kind and caring brother to Mattie, but he is concerned with issues relating to the future of Shingle Valley, and is away for extended periods of time.
Rose steps in to care for Mattie, and the two quickly become firm friends. Rose is a generous and compassionate woman, and makes Mattie feel right at home.
But as Mattie begins to recuperate from her injuries, she is faced with the decision of where her future lies, particularly when she meets winemaker Charlie Drummond, and develops feelings for him.
Should she head back to London and give things another shot, or should she make a life for herself in Shingle Valley?
Angel's Share is a really pleasant book that I breezed through in a couple of days. As mentioned earlier, I enjoyed the vast range of characters, however, Rose was definitely my favourite. She made Mattie feel right at home, and put the needs of others before her own in many situations. All whilst trying to run her restaurant, Trevelyn's Pantry, and taking on the role of step-mum to Mark's children. Her generosity towards others was something to be admired.
I was pleased to discover that the characters have been featured in Kayte Nunn's earlier novel, Rose's Vintage, which I plan to read in the near future.
If you're after a easy-to-read, highly-enjoyable book, then be sure to check out Angel's Share.
You can even win a copy in my latest giveaway! Just head here to enter!
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of Angel's Share thanks to Beauty & Lace and Nero Books. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.