A Wedding at Heatherly Hall

The brand-new for 2024 cosy and uplifting village romance to curl up with from Julie Houston

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Pub Date 29 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 1 Mar 2024

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'Julie Houston has blown it out of the park again with this fabulous book, just perfect for curling up in front of the fire with, or on a sun bed at the beach or for a lovely pick-you-up at the end of a hard day.' - Amazon reviewer, 5*

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Romantic entanglements, A-list weddings and missing diamonds... it's going to be a busy spring in Westenbury!

Sisters Hannah, Rosa, and Eva are on a mission to sustain picturesque Heatherly Hall, in Yorkshire's Westenbury village. So when they hear the legend of the Jet Set – a necklace with a rare diamond, commissioned by royalty and hidden in their hall – they plan a fundraiser: an Agatha-Christie style am-dram production and treasure hunt.

As if that weren't enough, music superstar Drew Livingston and Bollywood legend Aditi Sharma have chosen their hall for a wedding in just six weeks' time, and the pressure is mounting to pull off the wedding of the decade.

Staging the play, unravelling the mystery of the diamond, and meeting the demands of an A-list bride and groom without their lives unravelling seems impossible. But these three sisters know that with family by your side, anything can be overcome...

Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell, and anyone who loves a warm and witty romance with a dash of intrigue.

'Julie Houston has blown it out of the park again with this fabulous book, just perfect for curling up in front of the fire with, or on a sun bed at the beach or for a lovely pick-you-up at the end...


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Full disclosure, I am already a huge fan of Julie Houston’s books and so couldn’t wait to dive back in and read the third book in the Vicar of Westenbury trilogy. Each book can be read as a standalone with characters that are so relatable they feel like friends and if you haven’t already you’ll want to catch up with the Quinn triplets Rosa, Hannah and Eva in the first two books.

This is another cracking story, a roller-coaster of a ride taking us through the full range of emotions. Laugh out loud funny to heart wrenchingly sad and everything in between, but we are in very safe hands with the author and are left smiling at the end.

Julie Houston has blown it out of the park again with this fabulous book, just perfect for curling up in front of the fire with, or on a sun bed at the beach or for a lovely pick-you-up at the end of a hard day.

Highly recommend.

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I loved being back with the triplets and their trials and fun at Heatherly Hall. I loved the elephant and the thtwists with the wedding… You can read alone but better to have read the others. I loved the neat ending. Just a nice jolly good read.

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So nice to catch up with the triplets and see their shenanigans at the hall. They are all back on form settling into their roles as trustees of the hall since the sad passing of Bill their biological Father. This time they are trusted with the Bollywood wedding of a famous actress and pop star. Glamour, elephants and celebrity chefs are added to the mix as well as an Agatha Christie play and mystery of historical stolen gems adds to the mayhem. This is a great book and adds to the series really well. Looking forward to the next one. Thank you NetGalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review.

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I know, every time I finish reading a Julie Houston book, I say, this is her best one yet, but this one really is!
It has everything, the triplets (of course) are getting on with life running the hall and there is mayhem aplenty in store for them with a very glitzy wedding to organise, but being Heatherly hall, this is no ordinary wedding and nothing goes to plan, well, how could it when you have an elephant to fit in and priceless gems to track down?
Bravo, Julie, I hope there are plans for more HH books in the future!

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I love catching up with the triplets. It feels like coming home to a warm house with the Christmas tree lights on and snuggling on the sofa in a warm blanket. There is the usual chaos and difficult moments that make up family life and some equally out there moments, which I really wasn’t expecting. An absolutely wonderful read.

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It's so good to be back at Heatherly Hall with the triplets and their not so nice big sister. I'm also a bit sad that this is only a trilogy as this story could go on and on. It didn't take me long to remember who was who and then I couldn't put it down.

There's a wedding at the hall and it's a big undertaking for Hannah, Rosa and Eva. We also go back in time for a few chapters to learn about a maid who worked there.
So many laugh aloud moments in this book, many curtesy of big sister Virginia and her yoga group.
There's a revelation which I still don't believe is true. A mystery surrounding jewellery and a handsome man who is running rings around them all. Add in some pop stars and an elephant and you have a great book just waiting to be read.

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The triplets are doing well with managing Heatherly Hall on daily basis. Then a rock star and actress want to hold their wedding there. Add in that they’ve anticipated their own celebrity chefs and an elephant and quickly becomes quite an undertaking. There is also a mystery night planned based on missing jewels that may or may not still be on the premises. Add in triplets personal relationships and you have quite an exciting story.
This is supposedly the final book in the trilogy of Heatherly Hall and the triplets. The ending left me to question that. Though most issues were cleared up at the end I felt there were still some loose ends. The triplets older sister is stirring up trouble along with their half brother and his wife. They are placate at the end but it seems only temporary. All that being said, I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
I received an advance copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

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I LOVED this! I've been a fan of Julie's for a long time now and, as I constantly say, her books get better with each new one! This story had it all, humour, drama, romance and real laugh out loud (but also a couple of lump in the throat) moments. I can't wait to see what's next from the fabulous Julie Houston!

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Heatherly Hall is doing well but Hannah is determined to make it even better. Hearing of a local legend of a missing diamond and Jet necklace and earrings that were originally made to present to Wallace Simpson before they mysteriously disappeared gives Hannah ideas.
With the help of her sisters Eva and Rosa and some friends they decide to hold an Agatha Christie themed evening ending in a treasure hunt for the lost jewels.
Then Bollywood star Aditi Sharma chooses Heatherly Hall as the venue for her wedding to rock star Drew Livingstone, at very short notice.
With more family secrets coming out of the woodwork, and all three sisters desperately trying to hold their personal lives together can they pull off the seemingly impossible? Stage the wedding of the year, hold a treasure hunt and keep their hearts in one piece.
This is a lovely, warm story that will keep you glued to the page from start to finish.

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Thank you netgalley & publishers for an advanced copy of this book. Huge praise for Julie Houston on this latest book, I absolutely loved it. For anyone who hasn't read the previous books (you must) it can be read as a standalone and the recap/catch-up on the characters was perfect for those of us that have read previous books. A perfect blend of warmth, wit and charm.

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This series goes from strength to strength and this latest instalment is the best yet. Lots of drama, the triplets are in full force and with an intriguing back story and a new wedding to plan its all go yet again. Some good surprises, colourful characters and an entertaining read.

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Great to catch up with the triplets and does not disappoint full of surprises regarding the running of Heatherly Hall especially when they land the chance of hosting a celebrity wedding.
Lots of twists and funny moments dealing with family problems and secrets being revealed and having to deal with Virginia who is a nightmare and constantly stirring up trouble.
Loved the characters each with their own secrets and quirks but sticking together no matter what is thrown at them.
Could not put this down kept me wanting to find out more.
Would highly recommend and can't wait for the next book.

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Always enjoy reading this series and reading about the sisters and there antics! Loved reading about the previous and new characters too! A perfect Sunday afternoon read!

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I'm a great fan of this author's - and I think this may well be her best book yet!

Eva, Rosa and Hannah are always looking for ways to bring in more income to Heatherly Hall and secure it's future; when they get the chance = albeit at short notice - to host a celebrity wedding they go all out to make it a success. At the same time, the story of a missing set of jewellery comes to light and they use that to plan a fundraising evening with an Agatha Christie Am=dram play and a treasure hunt. With so much happening, the private lives of the triplets are pushed onto the back seat, but there is so much going on there too . . .

This is a cracking story! Westenbury is one of my favourite mythical places and I adore all the characters who live thereabouts. There is so much to enjoy in this one; the characters, the story, the fun and laughter and the devious undercurrents - all adding up to a book which kept me hooked all the way through. Julie Houston's writing just keeps getting better and better and I am happy to both highly recommend this novel and give it a resound five sparkling stars!

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is - as always - my honest, original and unbiased review.

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Thanks to the Publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy.

It was lovely to meet up with the girls again and the story kept you hooked wanting to know what will happen next when the girls are given an opportunity to host a wedding of a celebrity.

There’s lots of twists and moments that make you laugh, along with some secrets that are brought into the open.

I highly recommend this book.

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This book is pure entertainment! Continuing the story of the triplets who inherited Heatherly Hall, it is at times hilarious, at others, heart warming. Although part of a series, the book could also be read a s a stand alone novel, though the family relationships are so complicated I nearly drew a family tree to keep up with them! I highly recommend this book, and am looking forward to the next in the series.

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A joyous read about Hannah, Rosa and Eva and the Bollywood wedding they're hosting at Heatherley Hall. It's light, it's fun, and it's actually funny. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. A good read.

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Back to Heatherly Hall for another great story, continues with the lives of the triplets. Lovely read, can be a standalone or as part of the series. 4 stars

Thanks to Netgalley, author and publisher for this ARC

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Such a delight to return to Westenbury and Hatherley Hall with the triplets, Rosa, Hannah and Eva with such a lot going on, weddings amateur dramatics missing jewellery and more family shenanigans, a lovely, comfortable read

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The Quinn triplets Eva, Rosa and Hannah return to Heatherly Hall as they each try to navigate the challenges of their lives, all while overseeing an A-list wedding and solving a mystery of missing royal jewels destined for Wallis Simpson back in the day.

A Wedding at Heatherly Hall by Julie Houston concerns not a wedding of one of the triplets, but instead a last-minute booking by a Bollywood superstar and her fiancée, a global superstar musician. The high-profile nuptials bring with it all the attendant personnel required by such a huge wedding, including celebrity chefs, security, tabloid press, and of course, other celebrities, not to mention an elephant.

In addition to the wedding, the sisters also are trying to stage (and solve) a long unsolved mystery of the missing “Jet Set,” beautiful diamond necklace and earrings, that had been destined to be a gift for Wallis Simpson, but went missing before they could be given to her. The triplets decide that staging a mystery night at the hall, might both bring in the punters and answer the question of where the jewels went.

Each sister also grapples with their own personal problems while helping to manage the hall. This is the third instalment of the Heatherly Hall series and the tenth book that Houston has set in Westenbury, Yorkshire, so faithful readers will be rewarded with the appearance of characters from other books.

This is another fun escape to the grand rooms of Heatherly Hall while daffodils bloom in the fields.

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I love Julie Houston's writing. All her books are excellent & this book for me is at the top of the list.
Heatherly Hall is run by the triplets Hannah, Eva & Rosa. Past books have covered their past & now their lives are moving forward with the usual twists & turns that push them to their limits.
The books covers a celebrity wedding, a missing necklace & relationship problems. The characters feel like friends now & it's great to catch up with their lives. Julie's plots are entertaining & make you want to read the next chapter in the Heatherly Hall story.
Highly recommended read.

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I love this series and love Julie Houston's style of writing. This is another heartwarming and cute story that kept me reading and turning pages.
Recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine

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Engaging, more than a touch chaotic, emotional at times, and extremely funny – this book really is the author at her wonderful best, one I thoroughly enjoyed, and the perfect conclusion to this excellent series.

Hannah has now hit her stride as she runs day-to-day operations up at the Hall, but still has plenty of moments of self-doubt – and she still has that rather unfortunate self-destruct button as far as her personal life is concerned. Eva’s wrestling with the shared care of her children and her part-time work at the family dental practice, while organising the Hall’s art-focused activities: Rosa, the village vicar, is settling into family life but with some significant challenges to come when a figure from their past resurfaces to make things even more difficult.

But they have a strong team in support – and when asked, at short notice, to stage the high profile wedding of a rock star and a Bollywood actress, they’re happy (well, fairly…) to take it on. In addition though, they’ve also agreed to put on a murder-mystery (without the murder though…) on the following night, an am-dram production and treasure hunt set around a long missing set of jet jewellery (with a central extremely valuable diamond) originally intended as a gift for a visiting Wallis Simpson.

There’s a tremendous amount going on in this book – I’ve hardly scratched the surface with that brief synopsis – with emotional and practical challenges, romantic entanglements and disasters, constant interference from their horrendous older sister (with some more associated surprises), and the unexpected (and totally wonderful…) involvement of Paddy’s elephant (yes, really… I did say “chaotic”, didn’t I?). There’s even a historical thread exploring what really happened on the night that jewellery jet set disappeared – and that was something I rather enjoyed.

The book’s many characters, familiar and new, likeable or otherwise, are so superbly drawn and the author’s firmly in control of every unexpected twist and turn and complication of the different concurrently unfolding stories. There’s drama aplenty (and have I mentioned the many real surprises?), and a few really touching moments to bring a tear or two – but also a good measure of the author’s trademark humour, both character-driven and gentle and a little more raucous at times, always perfectly judged.

I read this book in a couple of sittings, and have to say I loved every moment – I’m going to miss my visits to Westenbury and Heatherly Hall, and having to leave these wonderful sisters behind, but I’ll look forward to seeing where the author’s writing takes her in her future endeavours. While you might love it best if you’ve read the two books that came before – not critical, just a recommendation – this is a book I think so many other readers would enjoy every bit as much as I did.

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