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Series: Cosy Cottage #4
Title: Spring at the Cosy Cottage Café
Author: Rachel Griffiths
Publisher: Rachel Griffiths
Published: April 9th, 2018
This is the fourth book in the Cosy Cottage series and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each of them. The Cosy Cottage is at the centre of village life in Heatherlea and it is a regular meeting place for the locals as well as hosting village events. A group of four young women meet their every Tuesday to discuss their lives and have fun together. One of these young women is Honey Blackwell, an artist who inherited a cottage in the village and now lives and works there. She has many secrets in her past but maybe now is the time to start being more open with her friends?
Honey is attracted to Dane Ackerman who has moved to village whilst working as a supply teacher at the local primary school. Now, most of my working life has been working as a primary school teacher so much of this was so easy for me to relate to – the marking, preparation, expectations and everything that goes with the job as any primary teacher knows so well! Dane is hoping to get a permanent post at the school but knows it is a job others will also be hoping to get, so is understandably unsure of himself and his future. Can the two have a future together? Will he get the job and win Honey’s heart? You’ll have to read it to discover for yourself!
This is an emotive but fun read with great characters, plenty of surprises and I keep being amazed at how well this author manages to keep the story well paced despite it being a novella type length. There are a plethora of realistically portrayed village characters and for anyone, like me, who has enjoyed the other books in the series, it is great to keep up with what has been happening to them and the village celebrations. I’m so happy that there will be a fifth book in the series – I really want to know what has happened to Mandy and discover just who it is that will be having ‘A Wedding at the Cosy Cottage Café’!
I requested and was lucky enough to be given a copy of this novel, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
Artist Honey Blackwell is happy with her life. Well, almost. She lives in the picturesque village of Heatherlea, has three close friends and a soft spot for local supply teacher Dane Ackerman. If only she could put her past behind her and embrace the present.
Dane is working hard to prove himself at the village primary school and doesn’t really have time for love, but he’s drawn to Honey and hopes she feels the same. When a permanent teaching position is advertised in Heatherlea, he faces stiff competition to secure it.
As Honey and Dane deal with the ups and downs of life, will they be able to find a way to be together, or will they have to accept that sometimes love just isn’t enough?
This is the fourth short story in The Cosy Cottage Café series.
Here is a list of the earlier titles in this series – the titles link to my reviews of them:
A Wedding at The Cosy Cottage Café