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Finding Family at Seabreeze Farm by Jo Bartlett #Review

  I am delighted to be featuring the the latest festive novel Jo Bartlett, Finding Family at Seabreeze Farm   which was published by Boldwood Books on 2nd December. This is the second in her Seabreeze Farm series, set at Kelsea Bay. Freya Halliwell is looking forward to marrying the man of her dreams and starting their new life together. After the death of both of her parents, Ollie, along with Freya’s aunt, are the only family she has, but all the family she needs. Until Freya discovers a shocking secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her once happy family and especially the man she used to call dad. Devastated and feeling more alone than ever before, Freya needs time and space to come to terms with the news. But until then the wedding is off! Seabreeze Farm is the perfect place for Freya to recover. But could this beautiful farm perched high on the cliffs, also hold the answer to Freya’s past and reunite her with the family she never even knew s

The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane Part 4 Trick or Treat by Emily Harvale ** Blog Tour Review** #LilyPondLane

Here we are at the fourth part in the #LilyPondLane series - the one where all the answers become clear! If you want to catch up, you can read my reviews for the previous 3 parts here: New BeginningsSummer Secrets   |  Autumn Leaves.

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?

                                                                                  My Thoughts
Looking forward to Autumn as the weather begins to change, I relished the chance to finally find out just what Mia's Great-aunt Matilda has been getting up to! There are lots of story strands which come together in this fourth and final part of the series and we finally see some of the characters in their true light. More than that, I cannot say- my lips are sealed!

    Anyone who has stuck with Mia's story throughout will love returning to Lily Pond Lane. By now, we have a clear picture of just what it looks like and feel we know most of the characters (mmm, enough said) although there are some new faces to get to know. For a quick, holiday read before summer ends, it is ideal, with romance and mystery interwoven to the end.

In short: A satisfying conclusion to this tangled web of mystery and romance.

PS There is a standalone story coming out, Christmas on Lily Pond Lane, which I will be reviewing on October 4th.


                                                                              About the Author

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.

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 Book Links: Amazon UK 

Thanks to Emily Harvale and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.   

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