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Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow

My Review:

Felicity Simons left the small, Highland village of Heartcross eight years ago after a series of heartbreaking events she was struggling to cope with. She went to work in London and has rarely been home again since then, leaving behind her family and friends, but now she’s returning following the death of her grandmother. She’s not spoken to her previously close friends or Fergus Campbell, the man she’d loved, and is reticent about how they’ll react to her. However, she never expected the severe storm which devastates the area, isolating the village, needing everyone to work together. As she reconnects with friends, works with others to help the community and has a leading role in ensuring their plight is in the spotlight, is there any chance for hearts to mend, too?

There are so many aspects of this story that I loved – especially little Esme! There are great characters who are brought to life in this story and the sense of community is at the forefront. It is a dramatic story of a village coping in adverse conditions, secrets, dilemmas and overcoming adversity with love at the heart of it all. It is a delightful story that I just didn’t want to put down, a real page turner and a brilliant read. I’m happy that it is the first in a new series and can’t wait to read more about the antics and romance in this Highland community. The cause of Flick’s heartbreak is movingly portrayed and the rekindling of romance for her is slow but sure with many obstacles to be overcome along the way. This is one of those stories that you read and remember fondly, one of the few that’ll stay on my Kindle to be reread in future!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley. I chose to read it and this is my honest review after doing so.

 

Synopsis:

Love Heart Lane

Welcome to Love Heart Lane…

When Flick Simons returns to the small village of Heartcross she only expected to stay for a few days. The white-washed cottages of Love Heart Lane might be her home, but the place holds too many painful memories, and of one man in particular – Fergus Campbell.

When a winter storm sweeps in, the only bridge connecting the village to the main land is swept away! As the villagers pull together, Flick finds herself welcomed back by the friends she once left behind. And as the snow begins to melt, maybe there is a chance that Fergus’s heart will thaw too…

There will be more books based around Love Heart Lane – even though this is the first one in the series, they can be read stand alone too.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Heart-Lane-Christie-Barlow-ebook/dp/B07DX1YXKM/

UShttps://www.amazon.com/Love-Heart-Lane-Christie-Barlow-ebook/dp/B07DX1YXKM/

Author Bio – Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Love Heart Lane. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA & Australia. 

Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being as well as Literary Editor for http://www.mamalifemagazine.co.uk bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the book world.

website www.christiebarlow.com 

Twitter @ChristieJBarlow 

Facebook page Christie Barlow author

 

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2 comments on “Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow

  1. carhicks
    January 30, 2019

    This sounds delightful. Lovely review Elaine.

    Like

    • bicted
      January 31, 2019

      It is, Carla – I think you’d love it, too. Hope you get to read it!

      Liked by 1 person

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