Coming Home to Maple Cottage by Holly Martin @HollyMAuthor @Bookouture #BookReview

Happy October Everybody!🍁🍃

I have the perfect book to share with you today it is filled with the feeling of autumn! It is also filled with fabulous characters and love! A big thanks to Kim for my invitation to the blog tour! And can I just say I love the fact that character was named after you! Also a huge thank you to Holly Martin for her delightful series, please give me more!🧡💛

Coming-Home-to-Maple-Cottage-KindleThis utterly addictive new novel from bestselling author Holly Martin will make you smile until your cheeks hurt, sob tears of pure joy and fall head over heels in love with a totally unforgettable romance…

Isla Rosewood is creating a new life for herself and her sweet nephew Elliot in their cosy, yellow-brick family cottage, brimming with special memories. Living in Sandcastle Bay was never part of Isla’s plan but, after her brother Matthew’s tragic accident, her whole world changed as she unexpectedly became a mother to the little boy she adores so much.

Leo Jackson was always known as Matthew’s fun-loving and wild best friend. But now Matthew is gone, it’s time to put his colourful past behind him. His role as Elliot’s godfather is the most important thing to him. And even though Leo and Isla are two very different people, they both want to give Elliot the childhood he deserves.

As the three of them enjoy time together watching fireworks, baking cakes and collecting conkers, Isla begins to see a softer side to charming Leo, with his twinkling eyes and mischievous sense of humour. And, despite herself, she begins to fall for him.

But does Leo feel the same way? Isla knows their situation is complicated but is it too complicated for true love… or will the year end with a happy new beginning for them all?

A glorious, feel-good romance that will make you want to snuggle up under a warm blanket with a hot chocolate and the one you love. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you.

My Thoughts

This is a beautiful and touching love story that will leave you with a big smile on your face!

I was so excited to once again return to Sandcastle Bay… this is the third book in this wonderful series and I’d have to say my favorite so far (I am just hoping there’s more!)…. this book could absolutely be read as a standalone, however I’d strongly encourage you to read the entire series…. I think part of what made this book so special is that we have grown to love Leo, Isla, and Elliott in the past two books… there really is nothing better than coming home to characters that you know and adore!

I really love absolutely everything about this series… The setting is enchanting… i’d absolutely love to visit Sandcastle bay…. from the people, to the quaint shops, to the delightful cottages that have the most adorable of names! I mean who would not want to live in a home called Hot Chocolate Cottage or Maple Cottage? Not to mention all the village events,in this book we had an acorn hunt, acorn jewelry making, and a epic pumpkin carving contest…. The best part of all is the bonds that the people have with one another… I love the friendship between Tori, Melodie, and Isla… also love the bond between the brothers Jamie, Aidan, and Leo…. top that off with all the romance, add in crazy Aunt Agatha, and all the adorable children; with Elliot being my absolute fave! I mean seriously what’s not to love? I am SO packing my bags!

This time we get Isla and Leo story, and I’m sure just like everybody else I have been dying for this one! Leo has been proposing to Isla almost daily for the past two books… as godparents to the adorable Elliot the two of them had to step up after the death of Isla‘s brother and Leo’s best friend Mathew…. but is Leo proposing out of obligation or does he actually have feelings for Isla? Love isn’t always easy, in fact most of the time it’s quite complicated… and really these two made it even more complicated, especially Leo! So will they get their HEA? And will Elliot finally have a forever family? Well you will need to read this book to find out!

I really hope this is not the last book in the series, can I suggest a little Novello with aunt Agatha and her new boyfriend? Or grown-up Elliot falling in love??? Please don’t make me leave Sandcastle bay!

Absolutely recommend to anyone who enjoys romance, fabulous characters, autumn activities, and love!

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy ***

Coming Home for Maple Cottage

About the Author

I live in sunny Bedfordshire in a house with round windows. I studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of my colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years service was the moment when I knew I had to escape. I quit my job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, I emerged wide eyed and terrified that I now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. I taught for four years before History Off The Page came to my school to do a Tudor day. I now drive round the country in my little white van, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. 

I love to write. The characters do exactly what I want them to do, most of the time. Sometimes they do seem to go off and do their own thing without my permission. It is complete escapism into a world where I have full control.

I’ve been writing for four years now, every spare second I have, I’m scribbling ideas in a notebook or typing a scene on my laptop. I have written three romantic fiction books. Changing Casanova and The Chainsaw Masquerade were recently shortlisted for the Festival of Romance New Talent Award. My short story, One Hundred Proposals, won the elinda Jones Travel Club short story competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology.

The Sentinel is my first published novel.

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