Today I am thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
Love Heart Lane
Welcome to Love Heart Lane…
When Flick Simons returns to the small village of Heartcross she only expected to stay for a few days. The white-washed cottages of Love Heart Lane might be her home, but the place holds too many painful memories, and of one man in particular – Fergus Campbell.
When a winter storm sweeps in, the only bridge connecting the village to the main land is swept away! As the villagers pull together, Flick finds herself welcomed back by the friends she once left behind. And as the snow begins to melt, maybe there is a chance that Fergus’s heart will thaw too…
Since reading A Home at Honeysuckle Farm last year I have eagerly awaited the next installment from Christie Barlow.
I’m glad to say that Love Heart Lane didn’t disappoint in the slightest and Christie is now one of my favourite ‘feel good’ authors.
Felicity returns to Heartcross, a small Scottish village, after eight years away. Her intention is to only stay for a few days but a storm makes it impossible for her to keep to her plans. Disconnected from the outside world, the sense of community kicks in and Flick finally sees what she has been missing, she has to restore bridges in every sense.
Her mother has clearly been struggling financially and she desperately wants to make amends. Meeting up with her ex Fergus can’t be avoided, and she feels guilty about her hasty departure. Then there is her grandma’s beloved tea shop, lying empty with inches of dust. Flick is determined to face her past and do what she can to make things right.
As you would expect the community is tightknit and full of charismatic personalities. The thing I love about Christie Barlow’s writing is that the characters are so relatable and you could really imagine meeting any one of them in the local village pub.
Love Heart Lane is just the perfect book for a wintry January afternoon sat beside a roaring fire. This is the first book in a brand new series and I think we are in for a treat when we get to visit the residents of Heartcross again.
Author Bio – Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Love Heart Lane. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA & Australia.
Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being as well as Literary Editor for http://www.mamalifemagazine.co.uk bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the book world.
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