In the first edition of the 'Prior's Ford' series by Eve Houston, we left the residents with their situation of the quarry settled , yet not all was resolved in the lives of the villagers.
This time around, we pick up from there and are welcoming a popular television soap actress to the village.
An aloof step-daughter arrives and seeks refuge and consolation.
Unexpected news from up at 'Linn Manor' causes alarm.
And another long, lost step-daughter moves in, that sweet little toddler has become a difficult teenager with a grudge to settle.
Oh how I'd LOVE to live in a village just like this one! I wonder sometimes if village life is like that in the real world?
The settings are still so impossibly close to how I'd imagine them to be, because Eve Houston has taken the trouble to explain in detail about the area where 'Prior's Ford' is situated, though I'm pretty sure it's fictional.
Here's a run down of what you might expect if you are ever lucky to visit.
Enjoy my fellow booklovers!