Loved this heartwarming novel all about finding joy. Great characters that put a smile on my face throughout every delightful page. I especially enjoyed how the book focused on the many types of love we experience- parental, friendship and romantic. A feel-good triumph. Bravo Catherine! – Amazon Review
The Manor She Left Behind:
An Uplifting Small-Town Story about Family,
Friendship, and New Beginnings
A mother’s secret. A daughter’s promise.
After the passing of her beloved mother Mae, Addy struggles to find her bearings. Months later, Addy is given a letter left by Mae revealing an unexpected gift: Addy is now the owner of a lakeside manor in Forest Hills, North Carolina.
Tasked by her mother to oversee the ongoing renovations transforming the manor into an inn, Addy puts her life in Philadelphia on pause to fulfill her mother’s dream, a dream Addy never knew existed. The moment she enters the town, she’s met by a colorful cast of characters that support her as she uncovers the secrets of her mother’s past.
Addy’s time in Forest Hills leads her to the decades-long secret Mae was never able to share with her daughter. Addy is forced to face the truth her mother never could, and to decide what her future will hold.
The Manor She Left Behind is an uplifting story about discovering peace amid the pain—and the importance of finding the joy.
About the Author
Catherine Gupta wrote her debut novel, The Manor She Left Behind, shortly after her daughter Harper was born. The novel was inspired by the love Catherine has for Harper as well as the treasured bond she has with her own mother, Marla. Prior to writing the book, Catherine earned her PhD in pharmaceutical sciences and worked as a researcher, publishing less-entertaining manuscripts. Today, you can find Catherine dancing with her daughter, teaching yoga at the local library, and escaping to the nearest nook to write her next novel.