Blurb; 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?
My Review; Book three in the Ticklemore series but would read fine as a Standalone. I have been with this series since the start and this time we find ourselves in the treasure trove with Nell. It was like returning home to familiar characters and this cute little town.
In this story we focus on Nell the owner of the treasure trove and Silas the local artist, who soon find themselves together over a painting that could be worth a lot of money. But with Nells ex husband on the scene demanding half her business Nell is under pressure and stressed. Silas is a dark horse with a hidden past but he could just be the hero Nell needs right now.
An adorable story! Uplifting. Romance. Cute. A brilliant read. I really enjoyed it. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me. I can’t wait to see what this little town brings us next.
Blurb; Sometimes you have to write your own future…
The life of former journalist Juliette Seymour has been quiet and unassuming. Up until now, she’s been concentrating on running the local newspaper and raising her daughter.
But all that is about to change when Juliette is informed that the Ticklemore Tattler is to fold and that she’ll be out of a job. She begins to wonder whether she can buy the newspaper and try to make a go of it herself.
Aware that she needs some advice she contacts Oliver Pascoe, little knowing that when her old colleague re-enters her life, his help isn’t the only thing she wants him for!
As she begins to fall in love, however, what she doesn’t realise is that Oliver has something he’s keeping from her.
My Review; I had to read this one. I fell in love with the town and characters from the previous book so this was a huge yes! It reads fine as a Standalone. Yet again I loved it all! The town. The characters. The storyline. What a lovely town and bunch of characters.
It also comes with a brewing romance and a quest to save the towns newspaper. A beautiful ending. Surely if they all come together and work together nothing can stop them? However, a few past secrets might have to emerge in order to get there. A story full of hope, love, kindness and community. Brilliant. I’m already looking forward to returning to this cute little town and their characters. Feels like home. A well deserved four stars from me highly recommend.
There is a disturbance in the force and octogenarian Hattie Jenkins can feel it in her water. Still active and spritely, she guesses that the miserable-looking gentleman sitting morosely in the café where she works, might be the reason.
Widowed Alfred Miller has recently moved in with his daughter because she is worried that he’s becoming too frail and forgetful to look after himself. And he’s not in the least bit happy about it, especially since his home is soon be cleared and sold.
But when he enlists Hattie’s help to save some of his precious belongings, he doesn’t realise that Hattie’s mission is to save more than a few sticks of furniture. She’s on a mission to save him, too.
My Review; Happy Publication Day. This is one I would urge you all to add to your upcoming Christmas piles. Well worth it and you won’t regret it. It’s bloody brilliant and here’s why…
The two main characters Hattie and Alfred and both OAPS, both widows and both lonely. They come together in the most unlikely of ways and both their lives change over toys! But not just any toys… These are beautiful, rare and handmade olden toys. I instantly fell in love with both of them. I really did. I just wanted to cuddle them both.
It’s a romantic comedy with Christmas thrown in making it a perfect read. It’s bound to make you smile and giggle in parts. It’s a real uplifting read. I enjoyed every minute of it. I loved it all especially the ending. It’s a story about friendships, love and the community coming together. Amazing. Just cause you’re old that doesn’t mean life has to stop…
I cannot recommend this book enough. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. May even end up in my top 20 reads of the year.