A Home From Home by Veronica Henry

A Home From Home by Veronica Henry

Today I am so pleased to take part in the blog tour for A Home from Home by Veronica Henry.

Many thanks to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours, Orion Books and the author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.

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Sunshine, cider and family secrets…

Dragonfly Farm has been a home and a haven for generations of Melchiors – arch rivals to the Culbones, the wealthy family who live the other side of the river. Life there is dictated by the seasons and cider-making, and everyone falls under its spell.

For cousins Tabitha and Georgia, it has always been a home from home. When a tragedy befalls their beloved great-uncle Matthew, it seems the place where they’ve always belonged might now belong to them…

But the will reveals that a third of the farm has also been left to a total stranger. Gabriel Culbone has no idea why he’s been included, or what his connection to the farm – or the Melchiors – can be.

As the first apples start to fall for the cider harvest, will Dragonfly Farm begin to give up its secrets?

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My Thoughts

I’ve just finished reading A Home From Home and I feel sad to leave the warm cocoon that wrapped itself around me and took me to Dragonfly Farm. I can see Tabitha waving at the gate with Poe at her feet, she is wearing Gums socks and little Plum running behind. I can smell the scent of the apple orchards and see the old, familiar house that draws people in and makes them want to stay forever.

Veronica Henry has put together a large cast of characters and a location that spring to life on the pages. The heart of the story is a family feud which splits generations and creates a backstory full of secrets, grief, and heartache.

The story draws you in from the first page, keeps you guessing and leaves you sad when it has to end. I invested in the lives of cousins Tab and Georgia, not to mention Georgia’s parents and I wanted to know more about the love story between Joy and Matthew.

It is like a jigsaw of people and you try to see where ever piece (or person) fits in. The Melchoir/ Culbone family tree is intertwined and full of secrets, but the writing is so skilled that it flows beautifully. I loved all the ancient crafts that feature in the book, the Somerset location and I can just imagine the taste of refreshing organic cider.

Truly intoxicating!

About The Author

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Veronica Henry has worked as a scriptwriter for THE ARCHERS, HEARTBEAT and HOLBY CITY amongst many others, before turning to fiction. She won the 2014 RNA NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD for A NIGHT ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Veronica lives with her family in a village in north Devon.

Find out more at www.veronicahenry.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @veronica_henry

 

  7 comments for “A Home From Home by Veronica Henry

  1. 23rd July 2019 at 10:40 am

    Beautiful review. I love Veronica Henry too

    • waggytalesdogblog
      23rd July 2019 at 11:20 am

      Thank you. This is the first one I’ve read . I’ve heard of her obviously but never got round to reading any. I really enjoyed it , can you recommend any others?
      Thank you for stopping by, hope you’re having a lovely day x

      • 23rd July 2019 at 12:30 pm

        I read how to find love in a bookshop and Christmas at the beach hut…
        The rest are in my amazon wishlist as they are expensive

  2. 23rd July 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks so much for the blog tour support, I’m delighted that you enjoyed this. I’ve been a fan of hers for many years and have read every one of her 20 novels!

    • waggytalesdogblog
      23rd July 2019 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you too Anne, you know I love your blog tours. I’m looking forward to reading these. I also got a personal book recommendation on Twitter which I’m thrilled about. She seems to be a lovely lady as well as an excellent author. xx

  3. 24th July 2019 at 1:34 am

    Oh, I was just telling someone how much I’d love to read a book with a farm setting. Sounds like this would be perfect. Thanks for bringing it to my attention with this lovely, lovely review!

    • waggytalesdogblog
      24th July 2019 at 9:17 am

      Its a very good read Christopher.

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