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Three isn’t always a magic number …
There are three reasons Tess Fenton should be happy. One, her job at the Blue Olive deli may be dull, but at least she gets to work with her best friend. Two, she lives in a cosy cottage in the pretty village of Halston. Three, she’s in love with her boyfriend, Blake.
Because, despite their history, Blake continues to be the puzzle piece in Tess’s life that doesn’t quite fit. And when she meets intriguing local artist Daniel Cavanagh, it soon becomes apparent that, for Tess, love isn’t as easy as one, two, three …
This is a heartwarming contemporary romance mainly set not too far away from where I live! Tess Fenton is feeling dissatisfied with her life. Yes, she has a job, a boyfriend and lives in a lovely cottage in a pretty village. However, the only good thing about her job is her best friend works there with her and she has really had enough of her boyfriend, Blake. She’s planning on breaking up with him but he knows and chooses to lie to gain her sympathy and stop her going through with the break up. What makes this worse for Tess is that she’s intrigued by a local artist, Daniel Cavanagh, but she’s loyal and will resist their attraction until she’s broken up with Blake . . .
I really didn’t like Blake – mind you, nor did any of his friends when they knew what he’d done! As for his Mum, well, the least said about her probably the better as, despite her name, she didn’t bring any joy to Tess! Daniel, however, is something else – he’s great. There are plenty of obstacles and surprises in the way of this romance but it is definitely worth it in the end. It is a great read, with a fantastic mix of characters – especially the budding Miss Marple!! It takes the reader on the full gamut of emotions and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it – another brilliant read from this talented author.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and not wanting to put it down!
Author Bio –
Angela Barton lives in Nottingham and is a member of Nottingham Writers’ Studio and the Romantic Novelists’ Association. She has written three novels, all of which have passed through the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme and are now published.
Her first novel was published in 2018. Its genre is historical fiction set in France, telling the story of how a farming family survive through WW2. Angela’s second and third books are contemporary women’s fiction.
Now busy writing her fourth book, also set in France during wartime, Angela’s new passion is to research real life happenings and create fictional characters that live through these extraordinary events.
Along with other authors, Angela has helped to create two Facebook groups for book lovers. Apricot Plots and Love Forties Fiction.
Social Media Links –
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/authorangela.barton.3
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