Compton Magna sits high in the picturesque hills where the golden Cotswolds meet half-timbered Shakespeare country. At its heart is the stud farm owned by Captain Jocelyn Percy, as fierce as he is unforgiving. Twenty-five years ago, his only child, ravishing Ronnie Ledwell, abandoned husband and children for her lover. Sheâs about to return, and sparks are set to fly.
Amateur sleuth and baker Pip is determined to keep her position as the studâs house-keeper, even if it means stirring things up with her wooden spoon. Glamorous theatre director Kit Donne canât forgive Ronnie for letting down his late wife, less still for reminding him of her. Taciturn stallion man Lester still guards the secret he and Ronnie have shared for three decades. Young horse-loving Carly Turner juggles jobs and her lawless in-laws, unaware that the studâs future might rest in her hands. Sexy Bay Austen usually gets what he wants and now heâs after pretty, married Petra Gunn and the Captainâs land. Will Ronnieâs return thwart his plans?
âWith feisty characters, sexy menfolk, long-buried secrets and a healthy dollop of sauce, this book is a total riot from start to end.ââHeat
âFilled with intrigue, romance and drama … This is a must-read for cold winter nights by the Aga.â âCotswold Life