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Dec 29, 2017, 8:52pm Top

Book is about a woman who gets broken up with by having a cheating boyfriend so she hits his car and moves out of London to this old mansion where I think she does tours and falls in love with the man who owns it

Jan 3, 1:48pm Top

Perhaps you would like Sophie Kinsella's Undomestic Goddess, but I feel like I've read this book too and can't find it!

Jan 3, 1:58pm Top

Perhaps something by Katie Fforde?

Edited: Jan 3, 2:02pm Top

Possible The Summer of Living Dangerously by Julie Cohen? Although I don't remember whether she falls for the man who owns the stately home...

Alice Woodstock has her life under control. She's successful and she's happy - as long as she continues to ignore the hurt from her past. But when said past walks back into her life in the shape of Leo - the man who broke her heart - Alice is desperate for an escape route. She finds the perfect thing - a new job as a tour guide in a Regency stately home. But as she immerses herself in acting out the stories of the house, Alice begins to see parallels with her own life, forcing her to confront her feelings about what she wants and, finally, live in the real world.

Edited: Jan 3, 2:06pm Top

Or maybe The Cosy Teashop in the Castle? although she doesn't work as a tour guide in this one...

When Ellie Hall lands her dream job running the little teashop in the beautiful but crumbling Claverham Castle, it's the perfect escape from her humdrum job in the city. Life is definitely on the rise as Ellie replaces spreadsheets for scones, and continues her Nanna's brilliant baking legacy. When Lord Henry, the stick-in-the-mud owner, threatens to burst her baking bubble with his old-fashioned ways, Ellie wonders if she might have bitten off more than she can chew.

I think there is a whole mini-genre of these, and I have read a fair number of them...I just can't quite put my finger on the right one...

Jan 4, 10:14am Top

A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans has a similar theme but the woman goes on vacation with her parents to get away from her disastrous romance and tours a fancy estate and eventually falls in love with the son of the family that owns it.

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