52Hattie’s Home For Broken Hearts by Tilly Tennant
Today I am thrilled to be part of the tour for Hattie’s Home For Broken Hearts by Tilly Tennant.
Thank you to Noelle from Bookouture and the author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
Hattie’s Home For Broken Hearts by Tilly Tennant
Escape to the daisy-strewn windswept Dorset cliffs, to the donkey sanctuary at Sweet Briar Farm, where Hattie Rose is about to find, that in this world, the most unlikely opposites can sometimes attract …
Hattie was once thrilled to call the beautiful city of Paris her home. But when her heart is broken by her boyfriend and she loses her dream job, she bids farewell to the city of love and hurries home to Gillypuddle, a sleepy village on the Dorset coast. But as she returns home she finds her parents struggling to cope with a terrible family tragedy.
In a desperate search for a new start, Hattie takes a job at the donkey sanctuary nearby on Sweet Briar Farm where Jo, the taciturn owner, certainly loves her animals far more than humans. Hattie can’t help but fall in love with the donkeys (and the opportunity to get close to dreamy Canadian vet Seth) but Jo is harder to get to know and when she finds her boss sobbing in her sleep one stormy night, she knows that her new friend is hiding a dark secret.
And when handsome newspaper reporter Owen does some digging into Jo’s past he finds something that connects her to Hattie on a whole new level. Can Hattie trust what Owen says, especially when he seems intent on standing in the way of her blossoming romance with Seth? And can Hattie help Jo to start healing and the donkeys of Sweet Briar Farm?
A beautiful story that will melt the hardest of hearts. If you love Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Josie Silver you will be enchanted by this life-affirming read that reminds you that home is wherever the people you love are.
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The synopsis of this book was so inviting for me … a Dorset coastal village, a donkey sanctuary, and a hunky vet,.. possibly all of my fantasies in one book! I dived in expecting a damn good read but I got far, far more.
Hattie returns to Gillypuddle under a cloud. Her job in Paris hasn’t worked out so she must return to the disapproving sighs of her high achieving parents, with just a couple of suitcases to her name. The only job available to her isn’t exactly appealing, it is working long hours in a donkey sanctuary with a disgruntled boss on minimum wage. However, Hattie can’t pick and choose so she embraces the job offer and sets her heart on putting Sweet Briar Farm Donkey Sanctuary firmly on the map.
The remote farm houses a handful of rescued and retired donkeys, all with individual characters. The owner Jo is aloof and uncommunicative. She has gained a bad reputation with the villagers, but Hattie sees a softer side, especially when she is around her beloved donkeys. Hattie knows that the farm would attract visitors if opened to the public but Jo is totally against the idea. However, with vet bills mounting something has to be done.
I loved Hatties ‘can-do’ attitude and how she refused to listen to village gossip. Her happy, unjudgmental personality was so refreshing, especially as she hid a heartbreak too inconceivable to contemplate.
If donkeys alone aren’t enchanting enough there are loads of adorable children too, namely Sunshine, Rain, Ocean and Daffodil who belong to Hattie’s best friend Melinda. There’s also a Canadian vet called Seth who is not only handsome but has a really big heart.
I loved everything about this book, it put a huge tick in all my boxes. Just one criticism…… it had to come to an end!
If you are looking for a fabulous Christmas read my review of The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant can be found here. It is one of my all-time festive favourites and set in Lapland.
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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