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Coming Home to Roseford Villas by Fay Keenan #Review

  Today we return to the series by Fay Keenan set in the Somerset village of Roseford. Coming Home to Roseford Villas was published by Boldwood Books on 12th April.   Aurora Henderson and Leo McKendrick were love’s young dream when they first dated as teenagers. But like many a first love, parents, life, and distance got in the way, and the couple lost touch. Now, twenty years later, Aurora – Rory to her friends – needs a break. Burnt out from her teaching career and longing to write a novel, Rory heads to the idyllic village of Roseford for a summer of writing and relaxation. Leo needs a change too. Ex-pat life in Australia has come to a sticky end so the opportunity to run his family’s B&B, Roseford Villas, for the summer is too good to turn down. Neither Rory nor Leo believe in fate, but when Leo opens the door to his latest guest, he might just have to reconsider. And when a sultry summer fills with nostalgia and memories and six weeks flies by too fast, love’s young

Christmas Miracles at Hedgehog Hollow #Review


We are returning to Hedgehog Hollow,  Whitsborough Bay and its environs for Jessica Redland's Christmas Miracles at Hedgehog Hollow. It was published by Boldwood Books on September 6th and is the final novel in her Hedgehog Hollow series. 

 It's the countdown to Christmas at Hedgehog Hollow Wildlife Rescue Centre, and everyone is gearing up for a festive season to remember...

It should be the most wonderful time of the year for Samantha and Josh as they prepare for the arrival of their first baby. But life at Hedgehog Hollow rarely goes to plan and the pair are faced with adversaries, old and new, and unexpected challenges to overcome.

Fizz's job at the heart of the rescue centre is a dream come true but her personal life is more like a nightmare. With her love life a disaster and her past about to dramatically catch up with her, she needs the love and support of her Hedgehog Hollow family more than ever.

As the snow falls over Hedgehog Hollow, will Samantha and Fizz find the Christmas miracle they need to overcome their heartache and find happiness?

My Thoughts

 This is a worthy end to the Hedgehog Hollow series. Although I am sure we will hear of some of the characters again, in future Whitsborough Bay stories, this novel has the task of bringing together any loose ends and giving an indication of the future lives and relationships of the people we have followed. The rescue centre has broadened out in its scope and seems on a solid financial footing. There is quite a web of relationships now and many people have found that Hedgehog Hollow offered them a fresh start.

    I enjoyed the festive touches which appeared throughout the story. They added to the feeling of belonging and family. Key moments in lives occur in the story, both birth and death. Samantha is at the centre of them and you realise how strong her partnership with Josh is and how their lives are intertwined with others. You see the best of people but also the worst through instances of animal cruelty. Overall there is a feeling of hope and kindness, however. I have loved the series and can absolutely recommend it. each story adding to the overall picture.

In short: A resounding close to a wonderful series

About the Author

Jessica Redland writes emotional but uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast where she lives with her husband, daughter and sprocker spaniel. Her Hedgehog Hollow series, set in a hedgehog rescue centre, takes readers into the beautiful rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.

You can read my reviews of some of the Hedgehog Hollow series here: Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow  |  New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow   | Finding Secrets At Hedgehog Hollow  |  A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow

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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 taking part in the blog tour for Christmas Miracles at Hedgehog Hollow. Delighted you loved the series conclusion. Thanks for your support


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