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Clover Cottage by Christie Barlow #5*Review #Contemporary #BlogTour

Clover Cottage

A page-turning new cosy novel in the bestselling Love Heart Lane series – perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Phillipa Ashley and Milly Johnson!

Love Heart Lane – where friends are there for you no matter what.

When Vet Rory Scott inherits ramshackle Clover Cottage in the quaint village of Heartcross, Allie MacDonald just knows this is their happy ever after. A place to call home with the man she loves – it’s her dream come true!

Until Rory drops a bombshell. He loves Allie but he has dreams of his own to follow – to live and work in Africa. Clover Cottage will have to wait just a little longer…

Allie can’t imagine life without Rory, but she loves him too much to hold him back. And as he embarks on his adventure, Allie begins to rethink her own plans. She loves Rory and knows she wants him in her life, but maybe she can follow her own dreams too?

And always there, nestled in the beautiful village of Heartcross, surrounded by the people she loves, will be the place that will always bring them back to each other. Their forever home, Clover Cottage.

My Review:

The trials and tribulations of following your dreams and making the most of your opportunities can put a real strain on your romance – especially if your parents are interfering and not letting you make your own choices!

Being gifted a home, complete with land, may sound like a dream come true but for vet Rory Scott it is just another attempt by his parents to trap him in Heartcross, especially when they start suggesting it will be a home for him and their new daughter in law in front of his girlfriend before he’s even considered asking her to marry him! Allie MacDonald is devastated by Rory’s reaction to his parent’s gift. It gets worse, however, when a visiting heartthrob and television documentary star comes to the village with unexpected consequences! Rory seems in a total state of flux, unable to decide whether to follow his dreams to work in Africa or his heart and stay with Allie in Heartcross. What will he decide in the end?

There are plenty of twists and turns in this village romance, including some shocking surprises. It is a story with a community at its heart, one where dreams can come true in unexpected ways. There are some fantastic characters in it, including some fabulous children, adorable pets and supportive neighbours. This is a great series and I slipped straight back into the story from the start. I suspect it is more enjoyable for folks like me who have followed the romances and characters through the previous two books in the  Love Heart Lane series but it will still work well as a standalone. I certainly enjoyed it and will be looking out for more by this author and in this series in future!

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

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07S7TBKP2/

US –  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S7TBKP2/

Author Bio –

is the international bestselling 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, Love Heart Lane and Foxglove Farm. 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, Canada & Australia.

Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christie_barlow/?hl=en

Website www.christiebarlow.com 

Twitter @ChristieJBarlow 

Facebook page Christie Barlow author

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of.

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