One Perfect Family . . . can bring a whole village together Lancashire, 1934. When Tam Crawford is unexpectedly bequeathed some money, he can finally realise his dream of settling down in the beautiful village of Ellindale.
Tam knows he can be impulsive – his nickname isn’t Crazy Tam for nothing! – but this time he is determined not to be ruled by his big heart and hot head. Yet somehow, within just one day, he has taken on a fiancée and two children to keep them out of the poorhouse – or worse. Despite their unconventional start, as Tam and his new family get to know and love each other, they come to realise that his act of charity is the best thing that could have happened to all of them. But there are still problems and they struggle to find somewhere to live.
Tam and his makeshift family are not the only ones facing difficulties. Local benefactor Finn Carlisle’s attempts to help the unemployed are being sabotaged by an unscrupulous local councillor, and Tam’s cousin-by-marriage Hilda Kerkham has been widowed and is struggling even to feed her son. Will the people of Ellindale be able to help one another in these hard times?
Praise for the Ellindale series ‘One of the most lovely and heartwarming books I have ever read! *****’ – Between the Pages
‘A book of family, love, friendship and loyalty. *****’ – Stardust Book Reviews
‘I was gripped from the very first word on the very first page and I wasn’t released until the last word on the last page . . . When I finished I felt like I had been through an emotional wringer. *****’ – Ginger Book Geek