It’s time to talk about another fun book I read this past week, “The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane – Part Two: Summer Secrets“, by Emily Harvale. You may remember this me talking about the first part of this series, “New Beginnings“, and you can check that review out here.
Now I’m here with the second book and the story keeps developing more, but I will talk a bit about that in my review, in a moment.
Once again I’m a part of a blog tour that Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources did. And Thank you Rachel and Emily for the book I got in exchange for an honest review.
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.
Escape to the seaside village of Little Pondale with Part Two of this heart-warming and romantic, four-part serial.
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…
Purchase link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DDL5KCR
“Summer Secrets” is the second part on this series and we keep following Mia’s new life in the intriguing village od Little Pondale.
All the things I loved about the second book, the friendship and the interactions between the characters, the mystery and all the secrets, the gossiping, the fun and light tone of the book, all the single men, the plot, and the humor… It’s still here in “Summer Secrets“.
The storyline keeps getting better with each moment that passes. Love is in the air more that in the first book, Mia’s mom is here, and the book kept me interesting with the colorful writing (and covers) and even attitude of it’s characters.
We are still discovering aunt Matilda’s secrets. To me she’s this mystery that I don’t know if I want to figure out. I like that there is that enigma of “Who is Aunt Mattie? Who is she really?” from the very beginning of the series. And because most secrets are still in the closet, and even when we talk one out, there are still more inside, I kept wanting to read more.
Plus, the characters are the best. The way the plot continues to roll, relationships are formed, and a lot of funny moments happen. It’s like one of the novellas my grandma used to watch, unbelievable things happen between the characters. Unbelievable because of the funny and entertaining aspect of the scenes, not because it was unexpected.
So, I applaud Emily for that brilliant job in keeping things interesting and fresh.
I recommend this book, but don’t forget to read it in order if you want to get the full experience.
The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane-Part Three: Autumn leaves
Thank goodness I get to read the third part of this series because I get getting curious with each part I read. To those that are curious too, here is the blurb and the cover of Part Three of “The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane”.
Escape to the seaside village of Little Pondale with Part Three of this heart-warming and romantic, four-part serial.
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 equally astonished to discover she’d only inherit the place if she lives there for a year.
But it didn’t take long for Mia and her friends, Ella and Garrick to settle in. Now Mia’s mum, Lori has joined them, and they’re all enjoying village life. Mia’s keen to overcome her fear of water and with Garrick by her side, she’s confident about the future.
Until a fortune teller’s predictions give everyone cause for concern. Now Mia’s not so sure of anything, except that someone still wants her to leave. That makes her more determined to learn all she can about Matilda – and the codicil.
But as the mists roll in over the sea, are autumn winds making passions cool? And when more than one unexpected visitor gives Mia a shocking surprise, is everything about to change?
Purchase Link – http://newbook.at/LilyPondAutumn
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