An Heir for Burracombe
It's a summer's day in 1953 that turns Hilary Napier's life upside-down. When Marianne, a beautiful French woman, knocks on her door, Hilary can't help but be struck by Robert, the young boy with her. He has the same eyes as the brother she lost in the war. As she listens to Marianne's sad tale, she realises her soldier-brother lives on the in the son he never met. But this is only the first revelation... As the village of Burracombe tries to make sense of the strangers in their midst, there is also much to celebrate. A wedding is being planned, a birth is imminent and a courtship just beginning. Yet as always, life is complicated and some people must learn cruel truths about the world. Hilary has her friends to turn to as she tries to find out the facts about her brother's past. But it's her future she worries about - now there's a new Napier in the village, and if Robert is the heir to Burracombe, where does that leave Hilary? And is this young boy ready for all that it means? Lilian Harry takes her readers on another wonderful journey through the lives of characters old and new - all of which feel like friends by the novel's end.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
An Heir For Burracombe by Lilian Harry is the 5th book in the Burracombe Village series, and it starts up immediately where the 4th in the series left off. It is the morning after the new Queensí Coronation and the village is in the process of cleaning up after the celebrations. Up at the manor, the busy day is interrupted by the arrival of two strangers, a young, French woman with her twelve year old son. Their arrival is no accident, she has come bearing a wedding certificate, along with the announcement that her son is the son of Baden, the eldest boy of the family who didnít return from Dunkirk. This event draws the curious villagers to speculate on who the heir of Burracombe is and what is going to happen in the future. Along with this main storyline, we catch up with all of the various village characters. From the planning of weddings, expecting a baby, or choosing a new puppy, life at Burracombe Village is always interesting and varied. I had thought this was going to be the last book in the series, but I see there is a 6th books already out, and of course, I will be looking forward to reading it as well. These simple books, set in the years after World War II and now into the 1950ís have a genuine appeal and are great comfort reads of a quieter, gentler time and place.
Review: An Heir for Burracombe (Burracombe Village #5)User Review - Goodreads
Love these stories really easy to read And just want to know what's going to happen next