A Secret at Tansy Falls: A totally gripping and utterly heartbreaking romance novel

· Bookouture
5 reviews

About this ebook

If a stranger told you something about your husband, who would you believe?

Doting mother, loving wife, dedicated caretaker of the historic Covered Bridge Inn at Tansy Falls – Connie always has a smile on her face for everyone, from the crabbiest guest to the floppy-eared resident dog Boomer. If only her friends knew the pain that grin was hiding.

Connie and Nate have been married for years, and Connie always thought they’d be together until the end. But lately it feels like Nate has given up trying – forgetting her birthday, pulling away from her hugs and spending long hours on the golf course, leaving Connie alone in the big empty silence of the house. Lonely and bored, she pours her heart out to their new lodger – broad-shouldered, dark-haired James. He’s recently been through a divorce himself and feels like her only friend in the world right now.


Then Connie’s sweet son comes home, sobbing out a terrible confession – one that could land him in trouble with the law, or worse – just as a secret that Nate’s been hiding from everyone literally turns up on their doorstep. As the pressure mounts at the Inn and at home, the foundations of the perfect life Connie has built for herself begin to crack. Can Connie and Nate withstand what he’s kept from her? And how will she help her beloved son? When Connie promised to stay together for better or worse she never expected anything like this…


What everyone is saying about A Secret at Tansy Falls:

“If you love gripping, heartbreaking romantic stories by Elin Hildebrand and Robyn Carr, you will be hooked by A Secret at Tansy Falls. A completely compelling read about secrets and betrayal that will have you reaching for the tissues.” Nat’s Bookish Corner

I was so enthralled with this emotional story… It's heartwarming and sweet that is full of emotions and phenomenal characters. Booming with feelings of happiness and joy, as well as sadness.” RubieReads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hits all the right spots. Heartfelt, witty and emotional, this engaging and emotional page-turner features a heroine that readers simply cannot help but root for… colourful characters that jump off the pages and straight into readers’ hearts.” Bookish Jottings

“Absolutely loved this book!! I really enjoyed the characters and the sweet story line!! I was up all night reading and couldn't put the book down! I highly recommend!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Beautiful, heartfelt, and feel-good… I devoured each page.” Books Teacup and Reviews

“If you like Virgin River and Sweet Magnolias then you will definitely enjoy Tansy Falls.” Emma’s Things to Read

“Beautifully written story!hard to forget... A perfect read!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I couldn't wait to go back to the loveliest fictional place I've visited in years... If I could, I would have read A Secret at Tansy Falls in one go.” Goodreads reviewer

“A wonderful, fun and captivating book… A great easy and enjoyable read!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I enjoyed this sweet story so much… I was kept on the edge of my seat eagerly turning the pages to see how things would turn out. I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I really didn't want the story to end! I'm giving this book 5 stars for the wonderful writing... The author has done a fabulous job in making my heart full and satisfied.Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Kirsty Whitlock
January 20, 2022
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'A Secret At Tansy Falls' by Cate Woods. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Cate Woods, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 20th January 2022. This is the second book I have read by this author. It is also the second book in the 'Tansy Falls' series but can be read as a standalone. I have previously read the first book in the series called 'The Inn At Tansy Falls' which I highly recommend. I was originally drawn to this book by its beautiful eye catching cover and its intriguing synopsis and title. The synopsis stated that 'If you love gripping, heartbreaking romantic stories by Elin Hildebrand and Robyn Carr, you will be hooked by A Secret at Tansy Falls.' I am a huge fan of Robyn Carr so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I am also a huge fan of Cate and if this is half as good as 'The Inn At Tansy Falls' it is sure to be a page turning read. I must admit I was also biased due to the publ
Rubie Clark
January 20, 2022
I adored The Inn at Tansy Falls by Cate.... So I was thrilled to see A Secret at Tansy Falls. Cate Woods wrote a feel good book about self discovery and finding happiness. I was so enthralled with this emotional story. I was so engrossed with the story and the characters.. well thought out novel brimming with down-to-earth characters! The Inn at Tansy Falls is a beautiful, uplifting story.. a story about a charming small town, its amazing residents, and the possibility of starting over. I loved being able to experience Tansy Falls. This beautifully written book really came to life and made you appreciate it that much more. It's heartwarming and sweet that is full of emotions and phenomenal characters. Booming with feelings of happiness and joy, as well as sadness. Truly a wonderful work of fiction.
Kristina Anderson
January 26, 2022
A Secret at Tansy Falls by Cate Woods is the second novel in the Tansy Falls series. Each novel in the series is a standalone. It was great to return to Tansy Falls, Vermont with its charming shops and homes as well as the friendly residents. Connie is the manager of the Covered Bridge Inn and lives in a restored farmhouse with her husband, Nate. Nate has been out of work since he was deemed redundant at the travel magazine where he worked as an editor. It has really affected his self-esteem. Connie has noticed that their marriage has been on a downward spiral since Nate last his job. There is a lack of communication and intimacy. Connie has no idea how to fix her marriage. To help their financial struggle, the couple take in a charismatic boarder. Connie is flattered by the boarder’s attention especially since she has not been feeling attractive or wanted. In the meantime, Connie is working on a special press weekend for the inn. A new hotel is being built and Connie wants to make sure they loose as few customers as possible. The weekend turns out to be a challenge. Connie’s customer service skills and patience will be tested. Can Connie save her marriage and keep the inn profitable? A Secret at Tansy Falls takes us back to the charming town of Tansy Falls, Vermont. I would love to live in such a cozy town. Nell from The Inn at Tansy Falls is barely mentioned in this book. There are a couple of different intersecting narratives that tie to Connie. Her son is under investigation at his college, her father has a new girlfriend, a flirtatious artist, an enigmatic boarder, a pregnant boss, an upcoming press weekend, and the boss’s cantankerous grandparents. We get to follow Connie as she goes about her life and deals with the various problems. I did feel that the ending was rushed. There is also too much repetition of information. I got tired of certain details being repeated multiple times. Nate is a bland character. The pacing was slow due to lack of action. I loved the descriptions of Tansy Falls. Tansy Falls is such a friendly town and there is plenty to do all year round. I hope there will be another novel in the Tansy Falls series. A Secret at Tansy Falls is an emotional story with a distressed son, an uncomfortable marriage, a grumpy grandmother, pregnancy problems, an alluring lodger, problematic press, and a tempting town.

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