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The Accidental Inheritance

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It is the first book I read by this author. The descriptions of the environment and its characters are very good, you really see what it describes. The Accidental Inheritance is about a strong woman, a single mother, who, losing everything, changes her mind to support her daughter financially and give her a better future.
As a negative, some of the characters are not fully developed, like they don't exploit their potential. the ending is also abrupt and rushed.
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A double in in my book, a fun read and a new author. Cassidy Beeswhistle is a single mom of Nora who has had her share of bad luck. Lost her beloved father has and BF has passed away, she lost her job and has had a string of losers guys. She happens upon some research her dad was doing on their family tree and discovers her roots in Scotland. As if her dad is guiding her the once upon a time Beeewhistle Inn is up for sale. Her daughter Nora isn’t happy in Sacramento, and nothing is tying her to the city, plus this could be her dream come true, opening her own restaurant. But not as advertised, the place is wrecked, on the upside Nora loves it. 
I love the plot and all the ups and downs Cassidy has to face. A definite must read for the lighthearted readers out there. Thank you NetGalley for this eARC. I am voluntarily posting an honest review after reading an Advance Reader Copy of this story.  #NetGalley #TheAccidentalInheritance
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This is a lovely new beginnings story with a drastic move to the UK from America. Mother and daughter duo find themselves in the beautiful countryside building a destroyed family heritage village pub up from the wreckage they have entered. They refuse to give up, work hard, make friends, and attend a new school. It is a heartwarming read. A feel-good, romantic, uplifting read. It was a happy ending. I really enjoyed this. They never gave up, kept going, and were rewarded for their effort. Highly recommend. A well deserved  four stars from me.
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This is such a unique book that I found myself enjoying reading this book.

An ancestor gambled away his house and then fled to America...and then many years later, Cassidy Beewhistle returns to claim this house that once belonged to her ancestor. But when Cassidy and her daughter Nora comes to England, they realized that a lot of work needs to be done not to mention the fact that there are people in that small town, who are not so thrilled that a Beewhistle is back in the scene!

This is the third book I have read from Cate Woods and I have to say, this was entirely a unique setting which I found myself enjoying reading it. I do like how Cassidy is slowly getting used to living in the quiet countryside and the British way of life. I do also like the community and how the community is reaching out to Cassidy helping out each other. I also like how Ned, the lord of the enemy manor initially didn't get along with Cassidy and soon blossomed into something else...overall, I really loved reading this book! The writing was great, and the reader felt like a part of the story while reading through this book. I like nearly all the characters in the book and the descriptions of the inn, the countryside made me feel like I was in that small town with Cassidy. 

Overall, this was an enjoyable read and worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. Thank you Bookouture for making me a part of this blog tour and inviting me to review the book. The review is based on my honest opinion only.
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I love when I find a book to take me to another world and The Accidental Inheritance did just that. It's heartbreaking, heartwarming and utterly delicious. Cassidy loses her job and her young daughter isn't coping at school with being bullied and she feels alone, so Cassidy decides to buy a pub in a little community town. But when they arrive it's definitely not what she was expecting but she determines that with a little hardwork she can bring it back to it's former self. You can literally feel the love coming off the pages especially the love Cassidy has for her daughter Nora. I adored Nora as she reminds me of myself a book worm. The sense of community is established in the small town including all the busy body's. If you are looking for a book to escape then go no further than The Accidental Inheritance.
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I don’t stray from thrillers and horror often but if it involves an inn/coffee shop/library and a cozy mystery or cozy romance (bonus points for the location being somewhere international)  - count me in!  

The Accidental Inheritance by Cate Woods checks all those boxes. I wish I could have put myself inside this book.  It was such a fun read!  

I loved how realistic it was and that the MC didn’t have everything magically go right for her.  Cassidy was a real person with real flaws and real emotions and it was nice to see in a book like this.  It definitely wasn’t like a Hallmark channel movie.  

The characters are (almost) all so loveable and you can picture them in their environment. The community reminded me of Stars Hollow and I absolutely adored it.  

There is romance but it was not the main focus of the story and took a backseat to character development - in particular the MC working on herself and making her life better for her and her daughter. 

I will be posting this review on Instagram, Goodreads and Amazon.
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I absolutely loved this story.  The characters were engaging, and all very different.  I loved Cassidy and Mrs. T; those were probably my favorite characters. Woods made this setting seem so real that I wanted to not only move to Dithercott, but I wanted to be apart of the community and be friends with all these characters! While not everyone was welcoming at first, most of them came around and rallied behind Cassidy.  It just seemed so easy to make friends, and that is something that I struggle with.  There were two romantic interests for Cassidy, but the book wound up focusing on one.  I thought the romance was very sweet.  As I was reading the book, I could envision this easily being made into a movie.  I didn’t have a vision for what specific actor or actress could play each role, but this book is definitely rom-com movie material.  Brava to Woods on a successful book!
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What a cute whimsical, slow burn story. Great for a clean beach read. Enjoyed reading about Cassidy and her misadventures with the Inn. A single mom who wants something better in life she heads to a new country and discovers so much more than she expected. Was an enjoyable read!
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This is a charming read, very funny at times and a it made me chuckle. A very relaxing book which I enjoyed very much. Such a lovely story. 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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We follow Cassidy Beeswhistle and her Daughter as they move from America to build a new life an idylic English village that was once home to her ancestors. It is such an enjoyable read that makes it easy to fall in love with this beautiful village and MOST of its inhabitants !
A picturesque village, a stately home, found family, new beginnings and just a pinch of romance. It left me wanting to read more !
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The Accidental Inheritance is charming read. I loved the descriptions of the quirky village characters and the renovations of the Inn. Cassidy is a strong, relatable lead and I loved that she was a single mom, tackling this new business venture, and going back to her roots. It is a romance (Ned ended being just as charming and quirky as everyone else), but where the story shines is in relation to its theme-finding what makes you happy and perseverance. 
Thanks to #NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC.
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Vibes! It was great. Something funny, a bit suspensy but still intriguing. Cassidy is an interesting character. I really liked her. She's quite funny and relatable. Ned is a pure kind of book boyfriend. Their relationship was sweet to see. I overall really liked this book.
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It's not every day you discover that your ancestor gambled away a huge British manor and fled to America, never to return. Shocked, single mother Cassidy Beeswhistle researches the story and one rash decision later, purchases the Beeswhistle Inn!

But on arriving in England, she and daughter Nora realise that they've been deceived. The Inn needs major renovations and its going to take all of Cassidy's efforts to make it successful. Not to mention, the family of the manor aren't happy to see that a Beeswhistle has returned and will do whatever it takes to force her out...

Not only did I love the characters within this story, but I loved how clearly I could picture the whole town; the Inn, the post office, the Manor and more. Cassidy has several love interests, but the story really is focused on her as a person and what one can accomplish with dedication, hard work and the support of one's community. 

I thought this was quite a unique concept and appreciated how the storyline progressed. My only wish is that the last few chapters held more detail and that an epilogue was included. It all finalised so quickly that I felt like I missed out on the needed depth.

Thank you to Author Cate Woods, Netgalley and Bookouture for providing this ARC. This review has been given freely and all opinions are my own.
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Cassidy beast whistle is a single mother to nine-year-old Nora and has recently lost her father and her only family in California so the night she gets fired from her job for defending a coworker from sexual-harassment she finds a file in her dads desk labeled ancestry and after perusing it for a while she sees there’s a town in England where the Beastwhistles are quite popular. So believing she’s doing it with her father‘s blasting she buys the end that is up for sale called the beast whistle in after all the pics online looks ready to move in in the garden is ready to be picked cooked and ready to serve but when she shows up however the picture is a lot different. The town of whistle gate has been voted the prettiest town in the county multiple times and Casey definitely can see why except when she looks at the end the belongsto her. It looks of homeless people have been living Indian in a wrecking crew was free to go in and practice all the furniture but she gathers up her last resolve and decides this time she isn’t running away and she rolled up her sleeves and does her best to get it ready. Her daughter Nora loves her new school Cassidy has made friends with Nora‘s new Besty Millies mom and I haven’t even mentioned sweet Mrs. Timothy but not everyone in the village is so keen on Cassidy and that includes the Lord of the manner in brooding heartbroken gorgeous Lord of the Manor, Who Cassidy had a negative run-in with but that won’t be her last run-in with the gorgeous Duke and with her new friends in the N coming together maybe just maybe Cassidy and Nora has found a new home and a new country. Are usually love books like this but I think I started not liking it when she said her baby was for a Colombian rock singer and when she wanted to tell him she was pregnant she got a standard letter from the management company and that she was fine with him not being a part of Nora‘s life. All I kept thinking is that easy for you to say because you had a great dad and I know this is a personal pet peeve of mine but to me when you have Unresponsible sex with the man you can’t even contact by phone and I know in the book they said that was the only time but still… Really but having said that the rest of the book was really good I love the neighbor I love Mrs. Timothy and eventually I love the Duke I know he wasn’t referred to as that in the book but that’s why I called him. I would’ve definitely given this book probably five stars but I don’t think promoting unresponsible sex that ends in a child who never know her dad something to rave about. I guess I am old fashion and think kids should know their parents and I know this is just a romance book but it’s part of popular culture and if we agree with it then it will continue. Only someone who doesn’t know the betrayal of never knowing the father would think a child growing up without one is OK. I received this book from NetGalley in BoldwoodBooks but I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.
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Another winner from Cate Woods!  This is the second book I've read from this author and I love her cozy stories.  This one takes place in England and follows Cassidy and Nora as they uproot their lives from California to Dithercott, Cassidy's ancestral home.  Cassidy has big dreams of starting her own restaurant and restoring the Dithercott Inn to a village pub and aside from the very welcoming locals, there is a particular thorn in her side.  Sophia, who currently resides, in Cassidy's ancestral manor home, is doing everything she possibly to ruin the Inn's reputation and run Cassidy out of town.  Will Cassidy give up or fight to stay where her daughter is happy and she's finally starting to achieve her dream?
This is an excellent feel good story that will have you rooting for Cassidy the whole way.  I loved all the side characters, from Mrs. T to James and of course, Ned is totally swoon-worthy.  Cate Woods describes the countryside around Dithercott so well, you'll have to stop yourself from hopping a plane ride to England and sampling some pub fare.  I'm thoroughly happy to have had a chance to read this one and I can't wait to see the next book from Cate Woods.
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Taking chances is the theme of The Accidental Inheritance.  The setting is in a picturesque and charming English village.  
Main character, Cassidy, is a chef that has just been fired from her job in Sacramento.   When she discovers she has family connections in England, she buys a Inn that use to her family’s many years ago.  
The characters are lovely.  Lots of lighthearted moments with humor thrown in to make for a well rounded story.
A heartwarming, cozy read that I very much enjoyed reading.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Bookouture and the author for the opportunity to read this book for my honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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The story of Cassidy and Ned. She is new in town, an American who bought the local pub not realising it is in such a state of disrepair. It is supposed to be a new start for her and here young daughter, but someone wants them gone, so will it be what she hoped for?
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Exhauted with California life, Cassidy with her daughter Nora move to England. She inheritance Beeswhistle Inn and discover that her father descended from English aristocrats. I really love new beggining story like this book. New life, new career opportunity, new love, countryside warmth, tight-knit village people who welcome her. There is drama and sabotage here and there is grumpy Ned who cant resist Cassidy. I love how Cassidy do everything to make Nora happy. I really enjoy the reading. 

Thank you to NetGalley for provide this book, it is pleasure to review this book. 

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4.5 stars.

I absolutely adored this book. I really needed some escapism right now and this book delivered it. 

Set in a quintessential British town with the extremely likeable Cassidy risking it all by moving from Sacramento to start a new life with her daughter. The characters are wonderfully written, the story is very sweet and the setting is idyllic. Cate describes things in such a wonderful way that it makes reading the story such an enjoyable experience. I could really see the setting, the beeswhistle inn and the manor. 

There aren't any huge plot twists but it's a genuinely good book to read if you want to lose yourself for a few hours. 

Thank you so much to Netgalley and the author for the advance copy to read.
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When an American single mother inherits a modest financial bequest after her father's death, she also finds his research into their English ancestors.
She's disillusioned by her current life in the US and her 9 year old daughter is struggling to make real friends at school.
On a whim, she follows up her dad's ancestry and moves to a small Sussex village, where her life becomes very different.
It's the first book I have read by Cate Woods but it won't be the last. She has a similar style to Trisha Ashley, and I intend reading her previous books now.
I definitely recommend The Accidental Inheritance to anyone who reads books by Trisha Ashley, Cathy Bramley or Christina Jones.
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