Title: The Cornish Village School – Breaking the Rules
Author Name: Kitty Wilson
Previous Books (if applicable): N/A
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release Date: 11th June 2018
Book Blurb: Rosy Winter is definitely not looking for love
Following heartbreak, Rosy has rebuilt her life in the beautiful Cornish village of Penmenna. Now, headmistress of the local school, she is living by The Rule: no dating anyone in the village. Easy right? But Rosy Winter has a new neighbour, handsome gardener Matt.
In Penmenna for his new gardening TV show, this guy next door will do everything he can to persuade her to break her rule and win her heart. Meanwhile, Penmenna Village School is threatened with closure and it’s up to Rosy to rally the local community and #SaveOurSchool. Can she bring her worlds together and accept help from the most unlikely of sources? One thing’s for sure… she won’t be giving up without a fight.
This heartwarming romance is perfect for fans of Tilly Tennant, Holly Martin and A. L. Michael.
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Kitty Wilson has lived in Cornwall for the last twenty-five years having been dragged there, against her will, as a stroppy teen. She is now remarkably grateful to her parents for their foresight and wisdom – and that her own children aren’t as hideous. She spends most of her time welded to the keyboard or hiding out at the beach and has a penchant for very loud music, equally loud dresses and romantic heroines who speak their mind.
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This book is first one in the series and I must say that it is a great one. I have never heard of Kitty as an author but I’m glad that I discovered her through this book. This book gave us a great introduction to the Cornish village and it’s people. We get to know them all slowly through the eyes of Rosy Winter who is our main character.
The writing style is beautiful and we get to see different sights of the village but also different portraits of the characters. Somehow, you might think that they are not going well together but they for sure do and each of them is in the book for a reason. We also have dual POV between Rosy and Matt (out male main character), that’s really easy to follow.
Throughout the story we follow Rosy on her adventures trying to save the school from closing down but also her private problems. The romance is there but it is not right in your face. What struck me in this book is the reason why Rosy is not falling right into a relationship with Matt. It is a huge problem in today’s society and that Kitty decided to take it in the book, I think is a great deal. After what’s Rosy been through, a lot of us wouldn’t want to go in a relationship either. Or at least, not right away. I haven’t been through what Rosy went through but I’m sure my reaction would be kinda the same.
On the other hand, the way Matt dealt with everything, is amazing. Not only did he had Rosy but his sister, Angelina, is having problems on her own. You can really feel his care as an older brother towards her. Some might think that what Matt have been through is too much, but I think it helped us see him for who he is. I was so happy that he didn’t push Rosy into a relationship but just waited for him to come to him and didn’t go around to sleep with other women even tho he could have.
I think this book is amazing start in the series and I can’t wait to see more from Kitty’s work and specially how will the series continue. I will for sure write this one down as a series to follow.
Rating: 4* out of 5
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