The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane New Beginnings
Today I am so excited to be taking part in the Blog Tour for The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane, Part 1, New Beginnings by Emily Harvale. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for organising the Blog Tour.
If you love New Beginnings, there is a sneak peek at the 2nd part in the series Summer Secrets at the end of this post.
The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane New Beginnings
Mia Ward is amazed to be told she has inherited her great-aunt Matilda’s thatched cottage in the tiny seaside village of Little Pondale – especially as Mia didn’t know she had a great-aunt Matilda.
She’s even more astonished to discover she’ll only inherit the place if she actually lives there for one year. Mia’s a city girl at heart, not to mention she’s afraid of water, so the fact the cottage backs on to a sandy beach, is not, in her opinion, a bonus.
But Mia’s struggling to pay her rent since being fired for inappropriate behaviour at the office party, and her boyfriend’s also dumped her. When her best friend, Ella and Ella’s brother, Garrick offer to help her move and settle in, Mia decides to see this as a new beginning.
It may also be the start of an exciting adventure because now Mia wants to know just who, exactly, was great-aunt Matilda. And she’s determined to find out. But it soon becomes clear that someone is trying to make sure Mia doesn’t stay in Little Pondale….
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My Review of The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane, New Beginnings
As Mia, Ella and Garrick search the thatched, chocolate box cottages of Lily Pond Lane, Mia wonders which one she has inherited from her great-aunt Matilda. It doesn’t take long to find Sunbeam Cottage, the largest in the row and just like its name, bright yellow!
What would it be like inside?
Mia expected overstuffed armchairs and an inch of dust but she was in for a real surprise.
Her great-aunt Matilda had been ostracised from the family many years ago and nobody had any answers to Mia’s questions. The old lady was completely unknown to Mia but had left her the cottage with just one requirement, that she lived there for one year. Mia is at a crossroads in her life, she is a city girl without a job or a relationship, so what has she got to lose?
The characters in The Cottage on Little Pond Lane are warm, friendly and endearing, Ella is the perfect best friend for Mia, and Ella’s handsome twin brother Garrick is dependable, clever and funny I love the neighbour, Hettie Burnstall from Duckdown Cottage, but ‘Oh Deary me’ that woman could talk!
Everything about this book warmed my heart, the characters, the location, the village full of single men!… New Beginnings is a brilliant start to the series and I can’t wait for part two.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for providing me with a copy which I have reviewed honestly.
Author Bio –
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.
Social Media Links – https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter
Here is the beautiful cover and exciting blurb for the second installment in the series.
Mia Ward was amazed to inherit her great-aunt Matilda’s thatched cottage in the tiny seaside village of Little Pondale – especially as Mia didn’t know she had a great-aunt Matilda. She was even more astonished to discover she’d only inherit the place if she lives there for a year.
Now Mia and her friends, Ella and Garrick are embracing village life. Garrick’s also embracing someone in The Frog and Lily, so Mia turns her attention to one or two of her sexy, single neighbours. But great-aunt Matilda remains an enigma and Mia’s still determined to discover who she was.
When Mia’s mum, Lori arrives, she’s eager to see what the summer has to offer. There’s the Kite Festival, the Fête, the Frog Hill Run, but what really appeals to Lori, much to Mia’s horror, is the Midsummer Night’s naked bathing in the pond at Frog’s Hollow.
As sweltering days surrender to sultry nights, love is definitely in the air. And when an incident means Mia has to face her greatest fear, help arrives from a surprising source. But one thing is clear… someone is trying to make sure Mia doesn’t stay in Little Pondale…
My reviews for further books in The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane series can be found here: