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Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeples #Review

  I am delighted to be on the tour to celebrate a return to Primrose Hall. Sunny Sundays at Primrose Hall by Jill Steeple was published by Boldwood Books on April 15th.   Primrose Hall is more than Jackson Moody and his fiancée Pia’s home – it’s the heart of the community. The Sunday craft fairs in the renovated stables are a popular draw for the locals and tourists alike, enticed by the beautiful surroundings of Primrose Woods as well as the irresistible goodies on display. But for Sophie Wright they’re a chance to forge a new life and a new business. After leaving behind a turbulent relationship, Sophie is starting again – and romance is the last thing on her mind. Drop dead gorgeous Tom Moody, Lord of the Manor Jackson’s newly-discovered older brother, is loving being a member of the Primrose Hall community. Content to muck in where he can be helpful, he’s just happy to be part of the family. But when tragedy strikes, Pia needs Tom more than he ever expected. And when Tom ne

The Ticklemore Treasure Trove by Liz Davies #Review

 

We are back in Ticklemore to meet another member of the community. I am delighted to be taking part in the celebrations for Liz Davies' The Ticklemore Treasure Trove. 

 

Nell Chapman has always assumed that one (or the other) of her twin sons would help run her antique shop once they finished university. The boys, however, have other plans, when they announce they're going backpacking for a year, leaving Nell feeling bereft and lonely.

Not only that, but with their father (her lying, cheating ex-husband) back on the scene and demanding half of the business, there might not be anything left for her boys to help manage when they return.

However, she hasn’t counted on the unexpected support of local landscape artist, Silas Long. And neither has she considered the possibility she might fall in love again – especially since Silas is so distant and moody, and has his own cross to bear.

Should Nell take a chance and risk her heart, or should she leave well alone?  And why has Silas painted her portrait if he doesn’t feel anything for her?

A perfect romantic read for fans of Heidi Swain and Sarah Morgan

My Thoughts

 This third visit to Ticklemore was just as enjoyable as the first two. Centring on Nell, the owner of The Ticklemore Treasure Trove, we first meet here when her life is about to change (and not according to her wishes). Her whole focus has been on bringing up her two sons, following her divorce and building up an antique business. However, she is about to be presented with an empty nest and a nasty shock concerning her shop. I found Nell to be a likeable and sympathetic character, who in many ways, wears her heart on her sleeve. 

    Silas is a man with a past which he has firmly kept locked away out of sight. Damaged by events, he is struggling to move forward and build a personal life. He has buried himself in his work as an artist. I enjoyed Silas and Nell's conversations which usually turned out to be full of double meanings and which reflected their growing friendship. Hattie reappears with more well- meaning 'help' and the villagers of Ticklemore watch on with interest. Nothing that happened in the book particularly surprised me but that didn't matter. There were plenty of side plots, such as Hattie's efforts at plugging her apprentice scheme to introduce new characters to add to the Ticklemore cast.

In short: An enjoyable trip back to Ticklemore.

About the Author


Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.

She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat - she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.

She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper can and travel the world in it.

You can follow Liz here: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Website
 
Book links:    Amazon UK
 
Thanks to Liz Davies and Rachel of  Rachel's Random Resources
for a copy of the book and a place on the event.
 
 
 

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