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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

Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland #Review

We are returning to Whitsborough Bay and its environs for Jessica Redland's Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow.

Can love really be found when you stop looking for it...?

As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.

But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas - a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow - her life is about to change forever.

Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfill Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline's, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.

Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it...

Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good read.

My Thoughts

 In this warm and inviting tale, there is an undercurrent of dysfunctional family life and the bitterness left from deceit and disloyalty. However, it does not detract from the overall hopeful tone and the strength of the central characters light up the story. Sam's intrinsic kindness and determination to find the best in people shine through and she is an immensely likeable character. 

    During the story you get to see Samantha develop and mature as she works out what she wants to do with her life. There is a feeling of fate putting her in the way of certain people at the right time, as if everything exists for a reason. The plot has plenty of content. There is a lovely touch of romance which emerges but probably the most touching parts centre around Sam's relationships with her Grandfather and later, Thomas. That is when you see the depth of her heart.

In short:  A warm tale of love and kindness.

About the Author 

Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.
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Book links: Amazon UK 
Thanks to Jessica Redland, Boldwood Books and Rachel of  Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.   
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  1. Thanks so much for participating in the blog tour for Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow. So glad you enjoyed reading it.
    Jessica x


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