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A picturesque setting, loving characters, an atmosphere of warmth and goodwill stood at the backdrop of this book with some terrific writing by author Christie Barlow.

I needed something light yet substantial to mark the end of the year. Having not read the series, this was book 5, didnt hamper my enjoyment in any way. I loved getting to know both the characters, Ella and Roman.

Having been cheated out of her money and betrayed in love, Ella had to make a new start. And the village of Heartcross was the right place to start life anew. Roman was just the person to help her sail through rough waters.

The words juxtaposed on paper marked its significance on my heart. I felt happy reading the book as if I were starting life with Ella. Roman as her love interest too had his own secrets, and it was fun to see their chemistry blossom.

The Lake House was a complete feel-good story with a villain to add spice to their lives. Heartbreak, friendship, and love were at its core and beautiful prose evoking my emotions gave it a delightful flight.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


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AMAZON UK: https://amzn.to/2KSqXah


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

There’s a newcomer to the village of Heartcross and she’s never been more in need of a friend.

As the new manager of local bistro, The Lake House, Ella is ready to start afresh ––and that could mean there’s love on the horizon in the form of the gorgeous Roman, the local water taxi driver. Every day Roman is there to ferry Ella to the restaurant on the other side of the lake and every night he makes sure she gets home safe. But Roman has secrets of his own…

Can the Love Heart Lane community offer Ella a chance of a new life? Or will the ghosts of her past catch up with her?


Publication Date: 31st December 2020

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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9 Responses

  1. A lovely review, for a wonderful book with a lot of positivity in it. Thats what we need! Thank you, Shalini! Happy New Year, my dear! Be blessed, and spend a little thought on us, here in Germany. We are not allowed doing fireworks this important evening! Even i have a lot on stock, i will follow the regulations. 😉 Michael

  2. I thought this book looked so good but I couldn’t fit it in to my schedule. I’m glad you did and that you enjoyed it so much. Happy New Year! 🥳

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