Today I am excited to join the blog tour for Clover Cottage by Christie Barlow.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
A page-turning new cosy novel in the bestselling Love Heart Lane series – perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Phillipa Ashley and Milly Johnson!Love Heart Lane – where friends are there for you no matter what.
When Vet Rory Scott inherits ramshackle Clover Cottage in the quaint village of Heartcross, Allie MacDonald just knows this is their happy ever after. A place to call home with the man she loves – it’s her dream come true!
Until Rory drops a bombshell. He loves Allie but he has dreams of his own to follow – to live and work in Africa. Clover Cottage will have to wait just a little longer…
Allie can’t imagine life without Rory, but she loves him too much to hold him back. And as he embarks on his adventure, Allie begins to rethink her own plans. She loves Rory and knows she wants him in her life, but maybe she can follow her own dreams too?
And always there, nestled in the beautiful village of Heartcross, surrounded by the people she loves, will be the place that will always bring them back to each other. Their forever home, Clover Cottage.
I was delighted to be back in the Scottish village of Heartcross and so happy that the characters from the two previous Love Heart Lane series shared a part in Clover Cottage.
However, this was vet Rory and barmaid/photographer Allie’s story. We had already met the couple in previous books but find out much more about them in this story. It’s obvious from the start that Rory and Allie are both at different stages in their relationship. This comes to the forefront when Rory inherits a cottage. Allie wants to settle there and raise a family but Rory doesn’t feel ready, he is ambitious to travel and experience life away from Heartcross.
I really enjoyed reading how the couple’s relationship changed as opportunities came along and really tested them. We see a huge change in Rory’s personality especially as events make him realise that he has some selfish traits. I loved the dog show with a very novel entrant and a huge sense of community spirit which runs through all of Christie Barlow’s books.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable, cosy read with endearing characters and plenty of surprises along the way.
Author Bio –
Christie Barlow is the international bestselling 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, Love Heart Lane and Foxglove Farm. 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, Canada & Australia. Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being.
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