Sunday, 10 November 2013

The Restaurant @ the Mill by Linn B Halton



The Restaurant @ the Mill is the heart of the story. The restaurant is run by Hilary Marks and Ben Adams and not only do we get to read their story, but we have six completely different stories about characters who work, or are customers of the restaurant. Each of the characters are facing their own problems and overcoming obstacles, in their lives.

Can Hilary learn to trust again after her first marriage ended badly?  Will running the restaurant with Ben be just what she needs to move on?  And can Ben leave his own private world and find the confidence to speak and share his feelings?

After tragedy strikes Sadie finds herself getting close to Sam. But is she getting too close and does she now need to distance herself, so that they can both move on?

David and wife Isobel have shared a long past, but David worries that once he retires things may change. What will become of their future?

Grace and Lawrence reunite after parting fifty years ago. Can a secret they share be the bond that brings them back together?

Charlotte is married to Nick; they have a perfect life, until Nick is involved in a serious accident that will change their lives forever.

Thomas is lucky as far as money is concerned, he has it all and is so rich he could have everything, but when it comes to love, has his luck run out?

I love books about people, and books that have a good variety of characters make such interesting and fascinating reads.  And this is what you get with this book. The characters in the book are all completely different and are somehow connected with the restaurant. Has we read their stories we become completely involved in their lives and their emotions, taking us on a journey of discovery about people and what and how they deal with what life throws at them. I also enjoyed that there is a touch of the paranormal to the story too that also connects the characters. Just a wonderful, warm and touching read from author Linn B Halton.




23 comments:

  1. Thank you for this lovely surprise and what a fabulous review, Nikki - I'm thrilled! You write such thoughtful reviews, getting to the heart of the story and this is six stories so there's lots of emotions involved. It's always fabulous to be a guest with you, we go back quite a long way now and thank you so much for being one of the longest serving loveahappyending reviewers! Lxxx

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    1. Thank you Linn. I really enjoy reading your books.

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  2. Thanks for your excellent review of this lovely novel, Nikki. That last line of yours sums it up perfectly ~ "Just a wonderful, warm and touching read from author Linn B Halton."

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    1. Very kind, Patricia! Nikki has a way with words and it's a beautiful comment.

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  3. Great review Nikki!. Congrats Linn!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I've never really had time to celebrate this book but the stories are dear to me for many reasons.

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  4. A lovely review, Nikki! I've read this book and I can vouch for it being a "a wonderful, warm and touching read". Thanks for sharing! :) xx

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    1. Ah, loving the 'love' ladies! Thank you so much. Lxx

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  5. I adored this book! And I also love the new cover it's getting! Great review Nikki!

    Mandy :)

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    1. Waves, Mandy! The new cover is the same model as in the Angels Among Us series, so I'm delighted - she's perfect!

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  6. Thanks Mandy x I really like all Linn's book covers too Mandy.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your review with us, Nikki! I love Linn's books as they are so warm and inviting. This is on my TBR list!

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    1. That's very kind, Bonnie, thanks so much!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by Bonnie! :)

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  9. Great review. Linn's books are always excellent reads and this one is no exception. Well worth reading. :)

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    1. Thanks Kit. I agree a book well worth reading.

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  10. I loved this multi layered story. I felt like I was there at a table at the Restaurant - as if one of the characters and involved with the story of their lives. Wonderful warm and ideal reading for this time of the year.

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    1. Thanks Janice, that is exactly how it made me feel too!

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    2. It was such fun to write and based on my own 'favourite' restaurant. Thanks, Janice!

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