Mine to Keep by Wendy Hudson

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Author: Wendy Hudson


Erin Carter is alone. Plagued by childhood nightmares since the loss of her mother, she embarks on a journey to trace her father, hoping to find some semblance of family and put the darkness to rest. A tentative thread leads her to Hopetoun, in rural Scotland, and the welcoming Cornfield Castle.
There she meets Abigail Miller, the castle chef, who quickly becomes her tour guide and search partner. Along with Abigail’s brother, George, they decipher village gossip from truth, fact from folklore, and offer Erin sanctuary within the castle walls.
But when Erin’s nightmares start to close in, can she defeat them and learn to live again?

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Publication Date

October 2017


epub, mobi, and pdf


77,000 words




978-3-95533-883-1 (mobi), 978-3-95533-884-8 (epub), 978-3-95533-885-5 (pdf)


Ylva Publishing

4 reviews for Mine to Keep by Wendy Hudson

  1. Karola
    Rated 5 out of 5


    ***free ARC
    Erin is searching her Dad after her mother died, he’s the last of her family. So she thinks. Meeting Abby and her brother George on her journey, they become friends and Abby even more. This story is mixed with crime, love, fears and trust in a very good way. I really enjoyed it.

  2. Betty Harmon
    Rated 5 out of 5


    There are the necessary elements here for a good psychological mystery, and it’s set in Scotland, a land full of mystery itself. There is tension and danger as well, which helps move the story along. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a suspenseful thriller.

  3. Kitty Kat
    Rated 5 out of 5


    When maths teacher Erin books into a Scottish Castle hotel with a plan to research her difficult past she sets off a chain of events that had me hiding behind the metaphorical sofa. Nightmares from her childhood  begin to resurface, causing her to question the path she has taken. Meeting gorgeous chef Abby and her brother George brings some light and the hope of something more. I enjoyed the blossoming relationship between Erin and Abby. It was sweet and romantic with a fair bit of heat.  Of course the path of true love never runs smooth and the introduction of an irritating ex threatens to mar their happiness. The wonderful Scottish countryside setting was beautifully described and made me want to explore as Erin did. But the true strength of this book was Wendy Hudson’s skill in writing a tense, thrilling and frankly heart-stopping story that I couldn’t put down. She knows exactly how to ramp up the tension. Just when I thought I could relax she had me breathless again! A brilliant second novel from a very talented writer.

    I was given this ARC by Ylva Publishing in return for an honest review.

  4. Fiona Montgomery
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Mine to Keep, the brilliant second novel from Wendy Hudson, is a fast-paced romance, set utterly believably in a castle with a fairy-tale tower. Erin Carter arrives at the imposing hotel after a prologue that lets us know, in true Taggart-style, that ‘there’s been a murder.’ But Erin doesn’t know that.

    A teacher, she’s starting her summer holiday with an open-ended booking at Cornfield Castle, determined to track down her father, who’s been out of her life since she was little. Chef Abby and her brother George hit it off with Erin and help out with some local knowledge, as the search for clues takes them all into dangerous territory.

    The developing relationships sparkle with witty dialogue as the three find out just how much they can, and may need to, trust and rely on one another. As with Four Steps, Hudson’s debut, this is a page turner, with some real shocks along the way. Even with some foreshadowing, Hudson sets up a strong feeling of tension, making this an unputdownable tale. It’s no wonder that she won the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Debut Author award for Four Steps, which is also shortlisted for the crime award in the 2017 Diva Literary Awards, alongside famous Scottish crime writer Val McDermid.

    Mine to Keep is a title with a double meaning, potentially very sinister, and Erin is right to feel shaken when she senses someone watching her in the cemetery. Abby provides comfort but can they find a recipe for true love or will both their pasts poison the mix? A highly rccommended read

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