Happy hump day book lovers!
Excited to share with you today my review for this delightful story! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and to Tilly Tennant for her lovely words!🌸
A heartwarming story packed with love and family! This book made me want to move to a windmill or at the very least to a small English Village. Tilly Tennant Rights stories with such charming and realistic characters. At the end of this book I felt as though I was saying goodbye to good friends, I am hoping there will be a follow up.
Lizzie has lost her much love father, so she decides she will purchase the old mill to honor the dream that they shared. The thing is the mill is in need of some serious renovation, something Lizzie wasn’t necessarily anticipating. Lizzie ends up living on the property in less than ideal conditions during the renovation. She soon meets her handsome neighbor Jude. There is an instant attraction and soon they find their lives entangled, but Jude has a bit of a past. There is quite a bit more to all of this, but you will need to read the book to find that out.
Lizzie was a very likable character and I loved her growth throughout this book. Lizzie really finds her self in some tough situations that I am not sure how I would handle myself, I generally completely agreed with her decisions and understood where she was coming from. Jude? Loved him… hated him… loved him… The secondary characters were all pretty spectacular, I loved getting to know Lizzie’s family, but Charlie stole the show. Charlie was Jude’s younger brother, he is on the autism spectrum and his bluntness was refreshing. There was A romance in this book, however it also really touched on the love of family.
A perfect book to kick off your season of reading in the sun!🌞
*** thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
The sky is cornflower blue, the air is scented with the smell of fresh apple blossom and Lizzie Lovell can’t wait to start her new life in the mill on Magnolia Lane. But is she just about to fall in love with someone she shouldn’t?
When Lizzie loses her larger-than-life Dad she doesn’t know how to move forward. Encouraged by a childhood dream she shared with her beloved father, she is determined to continue his legacy and moves to the old Mill on Magnolia lane, a place he had always longed to own.
Restoring the old windmill is a much bigger job than Lizzie bargained for, especially when she is distracted by her new next door neighbour Jude, who has temptingly twinkly eyes and a body to die for. But when Jude’s ex- girlfriend Harriet arrives back on the scene, Lizzie begins to wonder if life wasn’t far simpler before she moved to the mill. Especially when it emerges that Harriet knows something about Jude’s past, something that could shatter her new start and her heart into smithereens …
If your heart is warmed by Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Josie Silver’s One Day in December, you’ll fall in love with this beautiful feel-good story about finding love when you least expect it.
About the Author
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.
Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her next Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier.
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