Today it is my pleasure to bring you my review of Country Lovers by Fiona Walker.
They say you should never go back, but glamorous Ronnie Percy did just that, to the home she ran away from with her lover.
But not everyone is finding it easy to forgive and forget.
Daughter Pax, fighting for custody of her small son as her own marriage disintegrates, is furious to have to spend New Year’s Eve waiting for some stranger her mother has invited to help run the family stud farm.
Even more annoyed is the staunchly loyal stud head groom, Lester. Does Ronnie think he’s lost his touch with the horses? And anyway, who is this so called Horsemaker, Luca O’Brien? Why does he seem to be running away from something? And what is the true story of his relationship with grey stallion Beck, once destined for the Olympics, now broken and unrideable, screaming his anger from the Compton Magna stables.
Passionate, sexy, gripping, laced with her trademark wisdom and humour, this is bestselling Fiona Walker at her dazzling best.
Ronnie has finally returned to her home after many years away. Her less than forgiving family are unable to forget her running away, leaving them all behind. Despite the lack of support from her family, Ronnie is keen to make her mark on the family business, and the first thing on her agenda is to bring in Luca O’Brien, the Horsemaker. A man with his own past, Ronnie’s family, particularly her daughter Pax, are less than keen on having him around at a time of turmoil in her own life.
Despite this novel being the second in Fiona Walker’s Compton Magna series, I am pleased to confirm that it can be read as a standalone. It is full of engaging characters and colourful storylines all whilst being set in the beautiful Cotswolds. What’s not to love! I am more than happy to recommend this to you all!
Rating: 📖 📖 📖 📕
Thank you to Vicky at Head of Zeus for inviting me to be a part of this tour, and for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest opinion.
About the author
Fiona Walker is the author of eighteen novels, from tales of flat-shares and clubbing in nineties London to today’s romping, rural romances set amid shires, spires and stiles. In a career spanning over two decades, she’s grown up alongside her readers, never losing her wickedly well-observed take on life, lust and the British in love. She lives in Warwickshire, sharing a slice of Shakespeare Country with her partner, their two daughters and a menagerie of animals.