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New Beginnings At Glendale Hall

(Glendale Hall #2)

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Two weddings and a baby…but who will get their happy ever after?

Emily Prescott’s life isn’t going to plan. Her dreams of starting a family with fireman boyfriend Greg and opening up her own bakery in London feel like they will never come true. So when a wedding
invite arrives from her oldest friend, Beth Williams, Emily is thrilled. Not only will she get to return to her

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Kindle Edition, 319 pages
Published February 5th 2020 by Hera

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Natalia  R
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Glendale Hall series, and can easily be read as a standalone. We follow our main character, Emily Prescott, whose life is turned upside down when she discovers that her longtime boyfriend Greg has cheated on her. Devastated by his betrayal, she flees to her hometown of Glendale, Scotland to serve as bridesmaid and make the wedding cake for her friend Beth's wedding. When Emily learns that she's pregnant, she leans on her friends and family for support and has to ...more
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Favorite Quotes:

I can only hope you never have any problems in your life, Hazel, because no one will be at all sympathetic if this is how you treat other people going through a tough time.

I think that if you’re the kind of person who worries about not being good enough then you have nothing to worry about. The people who think they can do anything and everything are not always the people you want to be around, are they?

My Review:

This story needs a warning label for dieters as the delicious
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Nicola
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
New beginnings are indeed at the very heart of my first read by Victoria Walters, and with a likeable bunch of characters and some real and difficult issues mingled in amongst the overall feel-good factor, I’d call it a success.

description When life gives you lemons, then just make the best damn lemonade that you can.”

Having read the blurb, it was pretty clear there would be some form of angst of the love-triangle variety. Not for everyone, its not a plot I’m fond of but it worked and worked well—it
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Whispering Stories
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.com

I read the first book in the series, Coming Home to Glendale Hall, last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, so when I found out the sequel, New Beginnings At Glendale Hall, was ready I just had to have it. I was not disappointed and it was certainly worth the wait.

Whilst the main focus of the book is on Emily Prescott and her annoying boyfriend/ex-boyfriend Greg. Beth, Drew, Izzy, and house-keeper Sally from the first book all played their roles too in this
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Betül
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**
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Coming Home to Glendale Hall was my first book by Victoria Walters, which focused on single parent Beth who got a second chance at love with her first boyfriend Drew. This time we follow Emily's story, who is Beth's friend, and how she tries to put back her life after everything falling apart. She is getting ready to travel to Glendale to attend Beth and Drew's wedding and bake their wedding cake, but decided to leave earlier than
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Randi Annie Framnes
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emily Prescott, expert baker, is in a dwindling relationship with firefighter boyfriend when she finds out he cheated on her. She doesn’t know how to handle the complicated mess of her life, so she flees to her childhood home in Scotland to serve as bridesmaid and make the wedding cake for her friend Beth’s wedding. The drama intensifies as even more issues come to light.

This is an enjoyable and relaxing read that gives me all the feelings I wish for in a book of this genre. I loved that this
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Shalini
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A BEAUTIFUL book which captured my heart with the depth of her writing. Victoria Walters is simply a wonderful wordsmith. She could spin yarns of prose which wrapped their delicate tendrils around my heart and made me feel all warm and gooey inside like rich chocolate.

Emily was betrayed by boyfriend Greg, and she came back home for Beth's wedding with her bag of broken dreams. Greg was a louse whose selfishness ran deep. This book was Emily's journey of self discovery and finding a richer life
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Rachel Gilbey
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Having thoroughly enjoyed Coming Home to Glendale Hall toward the end of last year, I was very excited to get my hands on the next book in the series.

And my expectations have been smashed, this was a fabulous book, filled with a great sense of community, a couple of weddings, a break up with tricky issues, new beginnings, and the gorgeous town of Glendale

This can easily be read as a standalone as the main focus of the book is Emily, whereas it was Beth's story in the previous book. However Beth
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Sarah
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't always read the synopsis of a book if I've seen an author who is highly praised and/or a cover looks so inviting - I get on and read the book and have no idea what a treat or not I'm in for! This was one such book, and therefore on finding out what Greg had done to Emily, I felt emotional almost straight away; my eyes filled up, I had a not so nice feeling in my tummy - my heart was breaking for her. Emily knew that things weren't right between her and Greg, her Fire fighter boyfriend, ...more
Fabulous Book Fiend
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
I jumped into this book and didn't want to put it down until I had finished it, I felt like I had to try and slow myself down so I wouldn't finish it too quickly because this is a book you're going to want to last. One of the things I loved about this novel is that it picks up right after Coming Home to Glendale Hall, the previous book in the series, but it deals with a side character that we met in book one for its main storyline and the main characters from book one become the side story in ...more
Nicola Clough
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book in this series and couldn't wait for this one and my word it didn't disappoint me at all amazingly well written with plenty of heartbreak and happiness and decisions to be made plenty of friendships and weddings and romance and starting again. Worth far more than five stars and didn't want it to end.
Beth years ago escaped to her friends place in London and Emily is still in London with boyfriend Greg they really want to start a family but nothing has happened and
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Sarah
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
I first fell in love with Glendale Hall and the area in the authors previous novel, Coming Home To Glendale Hall. It doesn’t matter if you have read that one or not as they are written as stand alone’s. You will however want to, as no way can anyone pick this book up and not fall in love with Glendale.

Emily is yet another wonderful character, who I took to instantly. I loved her hopes and dreams as they could easily be any of ours or at least something similar. Gregg did grate on me to start
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Oriana Blyth (_head_in_a_book)
New beginnings at Glendale Hall

Book Review

Firstly let me thank Vicky for gifting me a copy of this gorgeous book. And I’m so excited to share my thoughts. Well before I start gushing too much let me just point out that she’s only gone and done it again!!

My Thoughts

This was one of my highly anticipated reads of the year and my gosh, it did not disappoint.

I am a huge fan of Vicky’s books and New Beginnings at Glendale Hall was just pure perfection.

I was instantly drawn to Emily’s character and
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Monica (books_over_everything)
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.**

Title New Beginnings at Glendale Hall

Author Victoria Walters

Release Date February 5, 2020

Description from Amazon

Two weddings and a baby…but who will get their happy ever after?

Emily Prescott’s life isn’t going to plan. Her dreams of starting a family with fireman boyfriend Greg and opening up her own bakery in London feel like they will never come true. So when a wedding
invite arrives from her
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Hannah Clarke (Love Books Actually)
I am so pleased to be returning back to Glendale Hall and all the gang! After reading the first book in the series 'Coming Home to Glendale Hall' I was super excited to know that Victoria was busy writing a follow on.

As I mentioned above this is the second book in the Glendale Hall series but this can easily be read as a stand alone, Victoria's writing is wonderfully done that you would never feel that you've missed anything from the first book (although I urge you to read it, it's fab!)

I was
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Faith
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Victoria has done it again!! Written a fantastic romantic novel which had me gripped from the very first page.
Emily had been there for Beth since she found out she was pregnant with her daughter Izzy, left Glendale and moved to London. Emily worked at Molly’s a wonderful bakery and life was plodding along nicely when she received an invitation to Beth and Drew’s wedding. She makes the journey to prepare the best wedding cake possible for her best friend. Life isn’t always as straightforward as
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Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
It’s no secret I was excited to return to Glendale Hall. To say these characters left their mark on me would be an understatement.

Some books are like a big warm hug and NBaGH enveloped me within its welcoming pages. So much so, I’m a tad bereft to be leaving once again!

I know this is only my second ever read by Victoria Walters but, boy, does she have the knack of speaking directly to the very heart of me. My emotions were all over the place! I was on the cusp of crying all the tears – all the
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booksofallkinds
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley.

Oh, how I loved returning to Glendale! The warmth, the community, and the drama, of course, all combine to make NEW BEGINNINGS AT GLENDALE HALL by Victoria Walters a superb story with the perfect amount of heart.

Beth is getting married and it's only natural that she would want her best friend, Emily, to bake the cake. And getting the invite to Glendale comes at the perfect time for Emily because her plans for her future suddenly seem to have hit
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Asianbookworm.reads
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“𝙄'𝙢 𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙮,” 𝙄 𝙨𝙖𝙞𝙙, 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮.
“𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩?” 𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙤𝙛𝙩𝙡𝙮.
“𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙚,” 𝙄 𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙙, 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙪𝙥 𝙢𝙮 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚.
𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮, 𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙮 𝙚𝙮𝙚𝙨. “𝙄'𝙢 𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙤𝙤.”

*Deep sigh*
(This part totally broke my fragile heart.)

This was such an adorable story to read, full of ups and downs. I honestly didn’t like it that much in the beginning but as the story progressed, it just kept getting better. I couldn’t put it down and eventually stayed up past midnight to
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MetLineReader
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book - Emily is a great lead character and brings reality to the book. While this is the 2nd book in the series, it can be read standalone. There’s sufficient recap to remind you of what happened in book 1 (or to round out the characters if you’ve not read it) but doesn’t give too much unnecessary detail.

The cast of characters is great - from bakery Molly who’s Emily’s boss and mentor, her best friend Beth who’s everything you want in a bestie, and the long-term,
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Roberta
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Coming Home to Glendale Hall very much, so when I saw this sequel, I naturally snapped it up. I’m so glad I did.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading New Beginnings at Glendale Hall, as with the previous book, it was very relaxing. Although plenty of difficulties occurred for Emily (and some of the people around her), it never felt miserable or upsetting. The pace of the story was great - it took place over months, and didn’t have people falling in love within days, which I do get a little sick
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Rebecca Goss
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly loved this sweet romance. The characters are multifaceted and believable. Right when you think there is no chance for a happy ending, you might be surprised. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Gem ~ Bee
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Full review to follow on blog tour but I thoroughly enjoyed this return to Glendale and all the characters
A proper fab read
Sally Tyrer
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Kim
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
When a wedding invitation arrives, Emily travels back to her childhood home and stays with her old friend Beth. She's escaping a few relationship worries and looks forward to spending time with her aunt and her friend.
The whole area sounds so inviting that you can imagine moving in. Emily is a talented baker and plans the perfect cake for the wedding. All the characters feel so familiar and it is a lovely warm book. It's perfect to curl up with on a Sunday afternoon and to just lose yourself in
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Monica Mac
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Even though this is the second book in a series, I haven't read the first one and this one reads just fine as a standalone.

Emily is living in London with Greg, who has clearly been hiding things from her. She flees to Scotland and Glendale Hall, where her best friend Beth lives. Beth is getting married and has asked Emily to make the wedding cake, so it was a good reason to go up a bit early whilst she sorts her head out. Emily slots right back into Glendale, which is a tight-knit community. Her
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Caroline O'Neill
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first title that I have read by Victoria Walters but I will definitely read more! This was a heartwarming quick read with lovely characters that developed nicely. There were a few unexpected surprises in the book and I am looking forward to any potential follow up titles.

Thanks to NetGalley for providing the book.
Laura
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved the first book in the series so I couldn't wait to get my hands on New Beginnings at Glendale Hall and I was not disappointed!

This is book two in the series but could easily be read as a standalone as this time we are focusing in on Emily, Beth's friend and Sally's niece.

Emily is going back to Glendale Hall for the wedding of her friend Beth but she heads back sooner than planned after her boyfriend Greig cheats on her.

After going with Beth to meet Brodie the local vicar there
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Stacy Walton
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh how great it is to be back in Glendale my all time favourite fictional pocket of the world where problems turn into possibilities and cake is served by the bucket load. I was welcomed back into the fold like a long lost pal and I can't describe how great it was to catch up with Beth and the gang, but boy what a story we had to sink our teeth into.....poor Emily, everything but the kitchen sink was thrown into that girls storyline and my heart went out to her at the turn of each and every ...more
Kay M
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was really looking forward to reading this book and I was not disappointed, as I was absorbed from the first page to the last and could not put it down.
Emily Prescott has big plans for her life. She wants to open up her own bakery and she wants to settle down with her boyfriend, Greg. Things are not going the way she planned though, so when surprise invitation to to a wedding comes through the post Emily is really excited. It is the wedding of her oldest friend, Beth and even more exciting
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Victoria Walters has always loved creating stories. Her first book was handwritten when she was sixteen years old, and was closely modelled on the Sweet Valley High series. Victoria works as a Waterstones bookseller, mostly to get a discount on books. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry (named after Harry Potter, not Harry Styles).

Her debut novel THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE was published in
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