Troubador The Cheesemaker's House

Released: 01/10/2013

ISBN: 9781783061242

eISBN: 9781783069149

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Cheesemaker's House


“Just think, Alice, right now Owen could be putting a hex on you!” 

 When Alice Hart’s husband runs off with his secretary, she runs off with his dog to lick her wounds in a North Yorkshire village. Battling with loneliness but trying to make the best of her new start, she soon meets her neighbours, including the drop-dead gorgeous builder Richard Wainwright and the kindly yet reticent café owner, Owen Maltby. As Alice employs Richard to start renovating the barn next to her house, all is not what it seems. Why does she start seeing Owen when he clearly isn’t there? Where – or when – does the strange crying come from? And if Owen is the village charmer, what exactly does that mean? 

The Cheesemaker’s House is a gripping read, inspired by a framed will found in the dining room of the author’s dream Yorkshire house. The previous owners explained that the house had been built at the request of the village cheesemaker in 1726 – and that the cheesemaker was a woman. And so the historical aspect of the story was born. 

Jane Cable’s novel won the Suspense & Crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition, reaching the last four out of over a thousand entries. The judges of this competition compared her work to that of Barbara Erskine, but it also resembles the more recent works of Alan Titchmarsh or Kate Mosse. The Cheesemaker’s House can be enjoyed by anyone who has become bored of today’s predictable ‘boy-meets-girl’ romance novels. “I desperately want to find out about Owen; a fascinating character... the gift here is to make you want to read on.” Jeffrey Archer

The judges for The Alan Titchmarsh Show's People's Novelist competition were very complimentary about The Cheesemaker's House and two of them have been kind enough to let me use their quotes to promote the book:

“I desperately want to find out about Owen; a fascinating character... the gift here is to make you want to read on.” Jeffrey Archer

“I really loved the authorial voice – it really drew me in. But more than that I loved the fact that the initial mystery posed is one that I could not think of a possible solution for, so that really got me hooked.” Sophie Hannah

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A brilliant must-read-it-all-in-one-go book with a frisson of the supernatural tantalising throughout.

by Lisa Holden

I rarely get the chance to sit down and read a good book. I normally
save "books" for holidays! But, I have just read The Cheesemaker's
House and was completely compelled to just read and read and read
until the story was complete! Yes - it is a "page turner"! Really
gripping and Jane Cable, the author, writes in such a way that it was
like watching a movie. I could visualise the delightful Cheesemaker's house; I
have a clear picture of Alice Hart, and the two major men in her life
- Owen and Richard. The story is unpredictable, unusual, full of
suspense and you are never quite sure how it will turn out! Fabulous!
I can thoroughly recommend it. Thank you Jane Cable for getting me
excited about reading again!

by Angela Hopkins

Loved it - couldn't wait to get to bed to carry on reading to find out what had happened to Alice and Owen.

Now what! - another book please Jane Cable

by Stella Hadow

Great book that is very difficult to put down - was still reading it whilst waiting for a cable car at the top of Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. The height of fiction on the height of Germany!

by Craig Aitchison

Jane Cable

I am fifty this year and have been writing for my own amusement all my life. In 2011 The Cheesemaker’s House won the suspense & crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition and it gave me the confidence to share my stories with a wider audience.

Jane Cable
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