Amelia’s House by Charlie Clare

When Amelia inherits a beautiful old house and some money from her great-aunt, she finally has the time to write her novel. Maybe she’ll even finish this one. But there’s so much work that needs doing on the house before she can start…

A down-on-her-luck ex-soldier walks into Amelia’s life one day, along with her friendly little dog. Jane needs work, and she’s great at everything Amelia needs help with. Soon, the two are working and living together, fixing up the old house and making it even more beautiful.

Though she loves Jane’s friendship, Amelia is starting to want more. Can the writer and the sweet, taciturn ex-soldier write a happily ever after of their own?