Sometimes the best things in life are right in front of you…
Kate Jackson likes her quiet life.
She lives in a quaint Northumbrian village, working as a self-employed gardener.
On the hill adjacent to her land is a seemingly deserted property, neglected for over a decade and in dire need of some care.
Robert, Kate’s boyfriend, fancies the land for property development, but nobody seems to know who even owns it now, after its prior owner died in old age some many years previously.
Then, Kate and Robert each encounter some activity over at Hillside House and start to think that perhaps it isn’t so deserted after all.
They have a new neighbour, Elek, and nobody seems quite sure how he ended up there, but Kate finds herself oddly eager to uncover the mystery of his sudden appearance…
As the mystery unravels, so too does the relationship between Kate and Robert as Kate grows increasingly disenchanted with Robert and his mercenary outlook.
Soon Kate and Elek’s friendship grows closer and blossoms with the promise of something more.
Could Kate’s quaint little world be smaller than she thought?
The House on the Hill is a gentle novel of a quiet life, mystery, change and a touch of romance.
Praise for Miranda Barnes
“A moving story of brave new beginnings” – Holly Kinsella, author of Uptown Girl
Miranda Barnes has lived in Northumberland nearly all her life, and most of her romantic fiction is set in the area she has come to love. Contemporary and authentic, her novels focus on the loves and lives of local people – shop assistants, craft workers, and farming and fishing folk.