The Story So Far

The People's Friend - - Gar­den­ing -

CHAR­LOTTE (Char­lie) MCLAUGH­LIN is an events or­gan­iser at Anna Grace, a di­lap­i­dated coun­try house ho­tel that is mak­ing a loss. The ho­tel was named af­ter ANNA, the beloved wife of the first Mr Gray­stone.

The cur­rent owner, ROBIN GRAY­STONE, is as­sisted by Anna Grace’s PR con­sul­tant HAR­RIET, who wants to make the ho­tel a wed­ding venue. Char­lie be­lieves the way to change the ho­tel’s for­tunes is to pro­vide artists’ week­ends, which Robin ap­proves of.

KATA­RINA, the house­keeper who has worked there for some years, has sug­gested that Robin ren­o­vate some cot­tages on the es­tate and rent them out.

Char­lie wants to learn about Anna, and be­gins to read her jour­nals, which Robin’s un­cle at­tempted to type up be­fore WWII.

A teenage run­away called DEAN is found sleep­ing in the barn one day, and now helps out on the es­tate, while sleep­ing in one of the old cot­tages.

When GRANT THORN­BERRY stays at the ho­tel one night, Char­lie dis­cov­ers his fa­ther owns some ho­tels along the coast.

One day, Char­lie visits the church grave­yard, where she finds the grave­stones of sev­eral Gray­stones – but there is no Anna . . .

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