Clover Cottage by Christie Barlow **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Sunday book people!

Hope everyone is staying healthy and sane! Loved this cozy romance it was the perfect comfort read!🐶

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 Thoughts

A delightful small town cozy comfort read. Christie Barlow is brilliant when it comes to developing lovable quirky characters and sweet feel good storylines. This is the third book in the Love Heart Lane series, and while it can be read as a standalone it was so nice revisiting characters from the previous books. Rory and Allie have just been gifted Clover Cottage by Rory’s parents. Allie is super excited, she sees this as an opportunity for them to start their life together. And even though the cottage is in need of a lot of work she is up for the challenge. Rory is not quite as excited. He sees the cottage as a lot of work and he isn’t certain he’s quite ready to settle down, he still has some dreams to realize. A big star shows up in town filming a documentary about small-town living and Rory gets a taste of stardom now he is even more conflicted. Allie doesn’t know what to think she has always thought they would live happily ever after in Heartcross. When Rory is offered an opportunity to travel to Africa for 12 months and film a documentary, Allie is fearful she will lose him forever. What follows is a lovely sometimes frustrating story of will they? won’t they? As Rory and Allie try to figure out how to bring their separate dreams together.

I was first introduced to this couple in previous books and I thought that made this story even more enjoyable. It’s always refreshing reading a story about an established couple trying to navigate their relationship, rather than new love. At first I really felt as though Rory was being very selfish, but as the story unfolds I began to see where he was coming from, right along with Allie. This story however is not just about this couple it’s about family, friends, and community. There was a touching and heartbreaking side story involving Rory’s Parents. Also Mop the alpaca makes an appearance in a dog show posing as a pacapoo. Loved every minute I spent in this small Scottish town and cannot wait to come back again in the next book.

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*** Big thank you to One More Chapter for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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Author Bio – Christie Barlow 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.



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