Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

Helping to kick off the blog tour with my review for a lovely light hearted read – Always and Forever at Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters

My Review

I stumbled across this series when looking for a new author to try and since then have jumped at the chance to read the books in this series. I loved revisiting Glendale Hall and all of its wonderful inhabitants and really enjoyed the story that unfolded as I kept reading.

Set in the picture perfect village, I love the dynamics of those who make up the Glendale Hall gang, in this story we meet fearless Anna and it was great to have a new character greeted into the fold. With her bright pink hair and aversion to staying in one place too long she added a wonderful dynamic to Glendale Hall as she joins them as their new housekeeper.

We have spent time with Brodie & Emily in previous stories and this time we got to know Brodie’s sister Anna as he welcomes her to Glendale Hall for summer and works on rebuilding their relationship which was left fragmented following a car accident in their teens. As this story unravels, we get to see a different side to Anna and we start to understand the motivation behind her previous actions and start to hope she can rebuild her life on more solid foundations.

A book with a complex and emotional story at the core that inspires hope and happiness. I really hope this wasn’t our last visit to Glendale Hall as I’m not ready to say goodbye to these wonderful characters.

The perfect way to spend a sunny bank holiday curled up with this light hearted romcom.

Book Blurb

What if we’re all just searching for something?

Anna Stewart is lost. After barely surviving a car accident as a teenager, Anna is scared of settling. Flitting between jobs, boyfriends and homes whenever she gets bored, she has no idea what the future holds. Then her brother Brodie, minister of Glendale, suggests she moves to the beautiful Scottish village, lining up a housekeeper job for her at Glendale Hall.

Out of options, Anna agrees to the move, knowing that she can always run away again. Once at the hall, her culinary skills impress everyone, and she agrees to give Hilltop Farm’s new manager, Cameron, cooking lessons. Sparks fly between Anna and the handsome Scot, but Cameron is looking for love – something that Anna definitely isn’t.

But it’s wedding season at Glendale Hall, and Anna is about to discover that her new home has a way of working its magic on even the coldest of hearts. Will she really be able to just walk away, or could Anna have finally found a place to belong?

It’s summertime in the beautiful Highlands village of Glendale – pack your bags and come on holiday with this gorgeously uplifting, romantic read. Fans of Milly Johnson, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin will love this charming romcom.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Victoria Walters writes up-lifting and inspiring stories. She’s the author of three novels, THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE, SUMMER AT THE KINDNESS CAFÉ, and COMING HOME TO GLENDALE HALL. She has been chosen for WHSmith Fresh Talent and shortlisted for an RNA award. Victoria was also picked as an Amazon Rising Star, and her books have won wide reader acclaim.

Victoria is a full-time author. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry, and loves books, clothes, music, going out for tea and cake, and posting photos on Instagram.

Find out more about Victoria by following on Instagram at @vickyjwalters, on Twitter at @Vicky_Walters or by visiting her blog at:

Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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