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  • Location: Dorset, Walditch, Bridport 

Secrets of the Mist

Secrets of the Mist

Why a Booktrail?

2000s and timeslip: Imagine moving in an old remote cottage with a unique history of its own….

  • Genre: Romance, Timeslip

What you need to know before your trail

Maddie is restless in London. She has friends, a job and a sort-of boyfriend, but something in her life is missing. Then she visits the ancient village of Walditch, deep in the Dorset countryside. Something stirs in her, and on a whim she buys a centuries-old cottage and moves there three months later. Her friends think she’s crazy, but for Maddie it feels like coming home.

Late at night in the cottage, Maddie hears strange noises and sees mist gathering indoors and out. When she starts investigating the cottage’s history, she becomes drawn into the tragic story of a family who lived here 400 years ago. Meanwhile, Maddie starts to fall in love with a local carpenter – but he has a relationship already…

Can Maddie solve the riddle of the past? What is her connection with the family that lived there so many years ago? And can she and her true love ever be together?

Travel Guide

Watch out for mist in Dorset when you booktrail Secrets of the Mist

According to Randall and Mather, the cottage dated back to the mid 1600s, in part. The property details stated: a charming, two-bedroom period cottage situated in Walditch, a village set deep in hilly countryside yet only a mile from Bridport and West Bay. The Olde Smithy offers discerning buyers an opportunity to put their stamp on a property steeped in history  but with all modern day conveniences.”

Then there’s this:

“A pathway led past the outbuildings to a further area of overgrown garden where there were three gnarled and twisted fruit trees, in desperate need of pruning, and the outline of a long-forgotten vegetable bed. To my delight, at the far end, was a neglected pond.

But then…

Placing his long fingers into the gap, he teased away at the stones around the opening. For a moment, nothing happened but then one suddenly shifted, coming away in his hand. There was a definite edge to the hole. I peered inside at the hidden void.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Secrets of the Mist

Destination: Dorset, Walditch, Bridport  Author/Guide: Kate Ryder    Departure Time:  2000s and timeslip

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