Winter Fires at Mill Grange
The perfect cosy heartwarming read this Christmas
by Jenny Kane
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 11 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2021
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Mill Grange is a place of miracles, and never more so than at Christmas…
Mill Grange is putting on a show this holiday season!
When young Dylan Harris’s former babysitter (and soon to be step-sister), Harriet, needs a last minute venue for her acting troupe’s outdoor production of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, the staff at Mill Grange throw open its doors, keen to fill their halls with guests over the holiday season…but they may get more drama than they'd bargained for!
With pageants and plays to arrange, a much-anticipated book launch, an unexpected arrival, a heart-warming offer, and a little bit of the manor’s magic, this Christmas is one that Thea, Tina, Sam, Shaun, Helen and Tom – along with retirees Bert and Mabel Hastings,– won’t soon forget…
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Average rating from 35 members
I gorgeously uplifting feel good book. Filled with tonnes of Christmas spirit and joy, a sweeping romance, fantastic characters and a wonderful storyline. This book is perfect for the festive period.
“Good people gravitate together.” What a delightful, cozy winter story! Mill Grange is such a beautiful setting for a wonderful set of characters. The story flowed so wonderfully even with the multiple point of view which can sometimes be confusing and difficult to keep up with. Jenny Kane’s writing style is beautiful and each character was so well-developed and individual, they all have incredible personalities. I loved getting to know more about each character. My favourite character by far is sweet little Dylan (with Bert being a close second and Sam being another close third!!) It was so beautiful to be able to go through so much with the Mill Grange characters! Highs and lows and everything in between! Everything was expressed in a really refreshing and wonderful way. I loved experiencing everything with the characters and I felt so immediately connected to each of the. I loved the addition of a sweet fresh romance to go along with all of the wonderful relationships that are already set out and developing. I also loved the plays as the background of how they all got together at Mill Grange this time around! It was a sweet and original backstory. Such a feel good winter story with a completely *brilliant* cast of characters. “Mill Grange is a place of miracles”
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy. This is the fourth and final book in the series, and I can’t believe that we won’t get to visit Mill Grange and meet the “family” again. This journey has been beautiful and heartwarming. A Victorian Manor in Exmoor is used as a retreat for military and it’s run by Sam, an ex military who has had experiences with PTSD. This book follows the lives of the Mill Grange “family”. It was lovely to see the the development of the relationships across the generations. The mix of archeology and outdoor theatre added depth to a winter romance. It was a perfect feel good story that had a lot of twists and turns. It showed the charm and community spirit of the residents. Harriet a part of An Outdoor Theatre company contacts them to use the venue when the one they’d planned to use is flooded. So, as it’s said that Mill Grange has worked miracles before, will that hold true this time too? Absolutely loved this series.
There was so much to enjoy in this book, I loved the characters especially Mabel and Bert, the pair that holds everything and everyone together.. I could picture the walled garden where the play took place, and the hens clucking away - a magical setting for a beautifully written Christmas book.
Winter Fires at Mill Grange is a wonderful read! A lot of characters to keep up with and although I didn't read the other books in the series, this was a great read on its own. I am anxious to go back and read the rest. Thank you for the read!
My first visit to Mill Grange will not be my last. Jenny Kane has created such a lush world in her novel, her writing makes me marvel at the beauty of the countryside, and it is such an engaging series. At first, I felt overwhelmed with the number of characters I was introduced to, but each of them is so distinct and have their own quirks that I couldn't get enough of them! The lives of Tina, Sam, Thea, Shaun, Helen, Tom, Mabel, and Bert are so entertaining, I will be thinking about them for a long time. Winter Fires at Mill Grange isn't set around Christmas as such, but it's the perfect winter story! It's a feel-good novel with loads to take away from. I would recommend it to anyone who loves to read stories set in a close-knit small town! Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the early copy, I thoroughly enjoyed this!
Another cozy winter romance. I don't know the author and I haven't read previous parts, so it was really hard to focus on characters, that reunited in the cottage. It was quit a long read, so it wasn't easy read either- if I knew previous stories, I might enjoyed it more. Overall, I liked writter's style.
my first visit to mill grange certainly won't be the last, I found myself a bit overwhelmed at the start with the amount of characters I had to get to know and got a bit confused however once I had read the first couple of chapters I figured out who was who. Loved how descriptive the book was about mill grange and wished I was there, the characters were brilliant and the storyline was good. Will definitely be visiting mill grange again for a catch up now I know everyone
A wonderful feel good book for the Christmas season, A welcome return to friends that you will have meet in the previous books. These books are filled with hope, love, happiness and a longing for more. It’s so very sad to read the last book, I’m sure another instalment could be written please.
I’d love to go and stay a while at Mill Grange. Set on Exmoor, the beauty of the surrounding countryside comes across on every page, and being back with Tina, Sam, Thea and Helen again was wonderful. The whole series is so engaging and Jenny Kane has written such brilliant characters - Mabel and Bert are certainly favourites of mine. Being back at Mill Grange in Winter was captivating and magical.
Lovely book although I got a bit confused as I hadn't read any of the other Mill Grange books. Harriet is hoping to act in her first starring role so she can get her first Equity role towards her card. When the cast had to find another venue when the original was flooded.
A lovely warming book to read on the run up to Christmas. It gives you a lovely tingly feeling! Lots of community spirit, warm homemade scones and topped off with mulled wine. What more could you want!
I was really expecting more of a holiday story. I also didn’t realize it’s part of a series. I did think it was a good story and it kept my interest. Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the early copy
This was such a brilliant read. I couldn't put it down. I loved all the characters and it certainly was addictive. Brilliantly written and heartwarming. Loved it.
Mill Grange, the house where miracles happen! The Mill Grange stories are so good & this is no different. The lives of Tina & Sam, Thea & Shaun, Helen & Tom, Mabel & Bert all working & friends of Mill Grange. Love the characters & their relationships which flows through all of these books. This time, they are helping out a drama troupe, whose venue for there production has been flooded. The story includes a few problems that arise during that time. A really entertaining book. Enjoy the read.
I can’t believe this is the last time we will get to visit Mill Grange. The journey we have taken with the merry band of friends (who have become a family) has been magical, heart warming and beautiful. Tina and Sam are married, Helen and Tom settle into being full time parents for Dylan, Thea and Shaun spend more time part than together and Mabel and Bert? Well they are the glue that holds everyone together. Dylan’s soon to be stepsister Harriet suggests Mill Grange as a play venue when the one The Outdoor Players is flooded. Will Mill Grange prove to be the place of miracles as in the past? I shall miss you dear friends, maybe we will hear from you again one day.
This book left me with a warm fuzzy feeling inside. So why not curl up with a hot drink and enjoy this book. I can highly recommend.
I love this series! There is not a single character I would change or moment I would want rewritten. Poor Thea and Shaun though, nothing ever seems to come easily to them. I would have 100% supported Thea had she smacked him upside the head in this book though, especially when he highjacks the conversation at a meal he shouldn't even have been at. I loved Thea as a meddler in this book because she wasn't pushy or manipulative, she just gave a little nudge - Harriet and Rob definitely needed the help! They were so sweet together and just seemed so well suited for one another. All it took was the chance to get through a conversation without interruptions for them to be able to communicate to one another how they felt. A great example of the importance of communication in any relationship! Helen and Tom proved once again how great they are together. I wish she would have been able to make more connections with the other school moms because she is so great I'm sure they would have liked her. Although her hectic schedule did make me feel anxious too! I have no idea how she managed all of it - she's a champ! Sue and Nathan are interesting characters to throw into the mix of everything else going on - they aren't completely likable, but you can't completely hate them either. Complicated people who are allowed to be complicated and don't need to be fixed by the end. Sam and Tina play a slightly smaller part in this story. It's always good to see how Sam is progressing and getting better and how Tina is there by his side no matter what. Such a great book! Such a great series! I'm a bit sad to be letting these characters go, but I think they are all in a good place by the end.