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Fly Me to Moongate Manor

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Without giving too much away I found this to be a fast paced, absorbing and compelling read. The story flowed really well, A really easy read!

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Although this book has a very depressing start, it has a happy ending. It took a while to cheer up and I did find myself wondering if I would finish it. But, I plodded on and ended up enjoying it. My thanks to netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.

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Fly me to Moongate Manor was my first book by Kate Forster. I really enjoyed it and will be looking up her other books. The cover and the blurb instantly drew me in and I love alternating timelines!

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book, but my opinions are my own.

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When Amanda finds out her mum has won a house Amanda moves from New York to Newcastle to live there. A fantastic story, could not put it down!

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There is a lot more to this book than first impressions may give, and I loved it all the more for it.

This whole book had a warm and cosy vibe to it, and was a lovely story on face value about restoring a garden to its former glory.

But it's also about new friendships, coming to terms with loss, and in the case of Diana, putting to rest ghosts of her past.

And Diana's past story from the 60s, was gripping and painful at the same time. But it leads to such a fabulous set of revelations that I loved it all the more for it.

I found this a very quick book to read, and read it in two sittings, in only a few short hours. I was gripped and smiling and generally loving it.

Another fabulous book from Kate Forster.

Thank you to Aria and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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Another good read
Perfect book to curl up with and to get lost in
Will have you hooked from the first page
Thanks NetGalley

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This is such a heartwarming and heartbreaking story. I like the dual timeline in this story.

I love the drama in this book, it's family related dramas and I feel in some ways it is very relatable. Every family has some drama of some kind.

It would be absolutely insane to win a house let alone a manor. Amanda is a loveable character and I like her interactions with all the other characters.

Oh my gosh Diana's experience is sooo heartbreaking, what a sad situation. For someone else to make that huge decision for her.

I felt for Amanda because what she discovers is a shock and she feels like she's been betrayed but also poor Wendy.

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I had a hard time with this book. It was extremely slow and had little character development. Amanda and Simon had very little chemistry, and the romance was minimal.

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Kate Forster’s writing style draws you in from the first chapter and you can’t help but fall in love with her characters, laughing and crying along with them in equal measure. Amanda is all alone in NYC after her mother dies and in quick succession she loses her job and her home, but whilst sorting through her mother’s unopened mail she discovers a completion win. Amanda’s mother entered a lottery and won a manor the North East of England, so with nothing to lose and her fare paid for she flies to see it. Here she meets Diana, a lovely old lady who was the previous owner of the manor and was looking for fresh blood to take over as it takes quite an effort to maintain it. Amanda falls in love with the manor and the now overgrown extensive garden and decides to stay and tidy the garden. Simon, he's been travelling all over the UK since his business partner and his ex-fiancee betrayed him. By chance he passes in front of Moongate Manor and falls in love with its gardens. He accepts an offer to garden over the summer until he's ready to move on again.
This lovely tale of lost lonely souls, each having had tragedy and heartbreak in their lives is yet another excellent read from Kate Forster.

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I enjoyed the book, as I was looking for something to take my mind off exams .
The story follows three people: Amanda, Simon and Diana. Readers who don't like the jumping around from one story to another, then you might not like it.
Arguably, it was a feel good romantic and heartfelt book.
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Amanda feels as though her life in New York is falling apart. So when she enters a raffle where the first prize is a manor house in the British countryside winning is not what she expects. With nothing to lose, she flies to the UK to begin a new life. Here she meets Diana and Simon, where the next stage of her life begins.

A quick, enjoyable read.

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Apologies for the delay in this review, i have been battling ill health.

Great story, lovely setting, enjoyed the charcters and the story very much. I thought it flowed really well and it was a really good read.

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I completely fell in love with this book. The magic of moon gate Manor totally captured me from the first pages.
The characters were lovable, quirky and really made the story.
Exploring the gardens through the pages I could imagine every plant and area described so vividly it was beautiful!
A new author for me, but I will be looking out for more books, as I loved every single word!

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This is a good book. The two main characters are Amanda and Simon. They meet at Moongate Manor. Simon has been hired for the summer to be the gardener. Amanda has won the lottery for the moongate manor raffle. There is an instant attraction. They each have issues together they work them out and fall in love.

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A lovely book, makes you rethink about grudges and unhappy things that led to one another...

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of the book.

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Fly Me to Moongate Manor by Kate Forster

I received an advance review copy for free thanks to NetGalley and Aria and I am leaving this review voluntarily.


Amanda Cox is living in New York with a non-committal boyfriend and a student loan that threatens to crush her. That is, until she enters a raffle for a manor house in the British countryside of Northumberland – and wins...

My Opinion

Following the death of her mother, Amanda is in need of an escape - this comes in the form of winning a raffle. The prize for the raffle just so happens to be a manor in England. This book is told in two different timelines but it is very easy to follow as the timeline set in the past is clearly labelled.

This was an enjoyable, quick read. This is the third book I have read by Kate Forster and I have to say that I love the writing style. A nice, heart-warming read as Amanda learns the real truth about her family.

Rating 4/5

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Amanda feels as if her life in New York is falling apart. Her mom has died, she has lost her job and also been evicted from her apartment. Then she receives the news that she is the recipient of a manor house in England, the garden of which she is tasked to restore! Upon arrival, Amanda meets Diana, the former owner of the manor, and finds a new romance interest in Simon the gardener, whose life has also taken a downturn. This story tells of Amanda's adventures and adjustment to her new life in England.

The story line alternates between present day and Diana's past in the 1960's. However, this does not disrupt the flow of the story. This is just a nice friendly read for a beautiful summer's day.

I received this novel from the publisher and from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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oh my goodness, this was the best book!! it was soooo sweet and i'm so in love with it!! as always, thank you so much to netgalley for letting me read this book early! pick it up asap!!!

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The perfect cozy romance read for all seasons. Whether you're lounging outside in the sun or snuggled up inside with a warm cup of tea, Fly Me to Moongate Manor is a delightful read. A charming story about how a wild garden at a beautiful manor brings three very different personalities together and form a close friendship (and more).

I got this arc in exchange for an honest review.

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A lovely sweet story entwined around three people which pulls at your heartstrings in places. Very well written and I will look out for more from this author.

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