In the past few months I have been joining Emily, Rachel and every blogger on the blog tours, in the journey of a lifetime. We have been following a group of characters with each book released. So, by now you may have read my previous reviews (Part One, Part Two, Part Three).
Today I bring you Part Four of this amazing and mysterious series written by Emily Harvale, called “The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane – Part Four: Trick or Treat“.
Thank you Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Emily Harvale for the eCopy of the book and for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and give my honest review.
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.
But a lot can happen in a very short time, and life in Little Pondale is not going quite as Mia hoped. She may have finally beaten one fear, but now heartbreak threatens to drown her.
And when at last, she starts to unravel the mystery of Matilda’s past, she uncovers an extraordinary plan for her own future. Now just who can Mia trust?
As the nights draw in and cold winds steal through Sunbeam Cottage, she turns to an unlikely source for comfort and support. But with the fortune teller’s warning still ringing in her ears, is Mia about to make the biggest mistake of her life?
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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.
From the very beginning of this series I became involved with all the characters and I must say that I have enjoyed watching them all develop and that was such a fun thing to read. Emily gave them this charm, actually she give the all town and all the books a charm and humor that makes us feel like we are a part of the story.
With the characters developing and the ongoing storyline, the mysteries deepen and the Mattie’s life keeps unfolding. But with this final book we get the answers to our questions and they are not quite as straightforward and expected as one would think based on the first book or the blurbs.
I was quite surprised to know Mattie’s secrets and the final few chapters in the book were so unexpected and satisfying. Emily kept us excited and curious from book one until the very end and she has the ability to create a setting and ambiance in the storyline flow and tone that makes this final book just the perfect ending to the mystery.
Then there is Mia’s love life that was funny and in some ways real, because we are are looking for love. And Mia’s search for her Mr. Right, kept going until she did finds him and I got so happy! All of the characters in this series were wonderful, from the good, the bad and the in-between type of characters. So, no wonder I loved the romance and friendship as much as I loved the mystery.
The fact that the story focus on Mia’s life as much as Mattie’s secrets was a plus. And with each book, with each season change, the book takes a different color and flow, something that makes it perfect for those readers that plan on reading all four books one after the other. Emily give us a pace in the storyline that kept me at the edge of my seat.
And even though it was the ending book of the series, Emily Harvale wrote anther book set in this cute town, “Christmas on Lily Pond Lane“, and I can’t wait for that. It will be different I suppose, since in the end Mia’s future is set in a go path and I’m curious to know more about that future.
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