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A super cute book which was simply perfect between my police procedurals.

Having been betrayed by her boyfriend and best friend, Clara needed a change of scene. Off she went to the country after buying a ramshackle cottage in dire need of repair or a do-over. Entered Henry and his daughter Pansy who was hired as the contractor. Then came Tassie, and the story simply exploded with colors.

My first book by author Kate Forster, the writing was warm and filled with emotions. The characters had depth; they were intriguing and felt real. Love blossomed between Clara and Henry as expected. After all, it was the time for starting over for both. But it was Tassie and Pansy who who stole the show. They were a delight to be around. The story simply sparkled with their conversations.

I loved the almost magical aura that Tassie brought to the story. The book was the perfect pick-me-up when the world outside was tense. I was smiling and cheering them on as I turned the pages. Some scenes were clichéd and expected, but I didn’t mind that. I found comfort in them. Sometimes we need the expected in an unexpected viral pandemic.

All emotions were felt in the words, and I could forget everything for those couple of hours. Simply wonderful.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Buying a thatched cottage in the country may not be the usual cure for a broken heart.

But after Clara Maxwell finds out her boyfriend and best friend have been sneaking around behind her back, packing her bags and leaving everything in London behind feels like the only option…

Clara knew Acorn Cottage would be a fixer-upper… Yet in person, the cottage is less charmingly ramshackle and more a real health and safety concern. When Henry Garnett, her (rather handsome) new contractor, turns up with his little daughter Pansy and a van shaped like a cottage in tow, she isn’t sure whether to laugh or cry. What on earth has she gotten herself into?!

Still, there is something strangely lovable about the people in the little village of Merryknowe, from Rachel Brown, the quiet, lonely girl who bakes magical confections for the tearooms, to Tassie McIver, a little old lady with a lot of wisdom and a penchant for reading tea leaves. And Clara can’t deny that Henry and Pansy are quickly worming their way into her heart…

With all the heartbreak of the year behind her, could Acorn Cottage be the fresh start Clara so desperately wants?

Publication Date: March 2020

25 Responses

  1. I love your reviews, Shalini! Dottoressa did it! 🙂 Every review is forcing me to read the books. If our crazy virus horror is going on, i will have a lot of time to do. Hope you are well, and enjoy the weekend! Best wishes, Michael

      1. Thank you very much too, my dear! I will try to stay indoors. 😉 Here, outdoors is nothing to see. As i heared yesterday, India also got the virus.Care for you. You are now more than ever on the front of the war. Best wishes, Michael

          1. Gosh. There are much more people in the big cities of India, as in Germany. With a distance of 1,5 meters – here we have to do outdoors – your citizens would need the territories of China too. Stay save with yours. You are the expert in this, too. Michael

          2. I know I am staying indoors and going out only to get milk and groceries. I am too scared. Hoping that the lockdown works

          3. Lets hope, so. Its a little bit mysterious, how fast the virus surrounde d the whole world. Just watchting “Contagion” (youtube.com) from 2011, about a virus transmitted by air. Scary, even my English is not the best.

      1. I’m good, thank you 🙂 Hope you are too! My parents are staying safe and well too. Thank you for asking xxx You guys please stay safe too! xoxo

  2. Yay, glad to see you liked it, I have it on my calendar too. My messed up and overbooked calender that I’m afraid to look at…

    1. Ooooh you bad girl… Now you have read fast…
      Actually, it’s stressful times, do what you want. And nobody can complain. It is a pandemic outside

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