Chicky Starr left the small town of Stoneybridge and moved across the Atlantic to live out her dreams with the love of her life. After twenty years she returns to convert an old, prominent mansion into a guesthouse and with the help of Rigger and Orla she gets ready to welcome her first guests for a Week in Winter.
An eclectic group arrives consisting of John – the movie star, Winnie and Lillian – the unlikely friends, Nicola and Henry – the medical married couple, Anders – the Scandinavian business man, Miss Howe – the unsociable retired headteacher, the Walls – a competition winning couple, and Freda – the Librarian with a little extra.
Can these individuals find what they are looking for and will this first week prove to be the start of something special for Chicky.
Great story of heart-break, love, finding yourself and losing yourself. Based around Chicky Starr and Stone House we follow the lives of the different guests and workers who help Chicky make that first opening week special and how they all ended up being there. The trials and tribulations that effect each of their lives and how sharing this time with strangers can put their problems into perspective, or not.
Heart-warming and caring. A beautiful read to enjoy curled up in front of the fire with a cup of tea and a box of chocolates.