Jumping to Conclusions by Christina Jones
Another enchanting, romantic novel, following the fortunes of the characters from her bestselling Going the Distance.
Jemima Carlisle started by having a bad month - being made redundant, having nowhere to live, worrying about her bankrupt father.
Her decision to take up village life, rent a room in the local vicar's house, and work at the local cafe did not work out as the peaceful life she had thought. The village was a centre for stables, with a couple of Grand National favourites - and Jemima hated horses for a very personal reason. And the enterprise of opening a local bookshop led her straight into village controversy.
The target of one group's fatwa, the sharer of the vicar's wife's dark secrets, the piggy in the middle of a tempestuous relationship might have been enough for Jemima, but the arrival of her father with some new money-making scam, and the attempts by various local talents among the jockeys to alter her views on horse-racing, made her realise that one should never jump to conclusions.