Cassie Beresford has recently landed her dream job as deputy head at her local, idyllic village primary school, Little Acorns. So, the very last thing she needs is her husband of twenty years being ‘outed’ at a village charity auction – he has been having an affair with one of her closest friends.
As if that weren’t enough to deal with, Cassie unexpectedly finds herself catapulted into the head teacher position, and at the vanguard of a fight to ward off developers decided to concrete over the beautiful landscape.
But through it all, the impossible to resist joy of her pupils, the reality of keeping her teenage children on the straight and narrow, her irrepressible friends and family, and the potential of new love, mean what could have been the worst year ever, in truth might be the most productive yet…
Julie Houston’s novels are funny, wonderfully warm and completely addictive. Perfect for all fans of Gervaise Phinn, Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell.