The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane Part 3- Autumn Leaves by Emily Harvale ** Blog Tour Review #LilyPondLane**
It's great to be back at #LilyPondLane for the 3rd novella in the series, The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane. Part Three is entitled Autumn Leaves. You can read my reviews of the first two books here: Part One New Beginnings | Part Two Summer Secrets
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?
It is lovely to return to the Cottage on Lily Pond Lane once more and I had no trouble picking up the threads of the story. By now, the characters feel familiar but there are also a few new additions to get to know, especially Mia's Mum who comes to stay. Relationships move on quite a bit in this novella but as ever, it is not always an easy ride.
The mystery around Mia's great-aunt Matilda persists and I am looking forward to finding out the whole story in Part Four. As before, it is an enjoyable and fairly quick read with some well drawn characters and the odd surprise, For a summer holiday escape, it fits the bill.
In short: A tangled romance, full of fun and friendship.
About the Author
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emilyreturned 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.
Book link: Amazon UK
Happy Publication Day! Part 4 Trick or Treat is published today on 7th August 2018
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?
I will be reviewing Trick or Treat on 29th August.
Book link: Amazon UK
Thanks to Emily and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
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