Happy happy Monday!
This was such a sweet feel-good story! A fun book filled with fabulous characters and a lovely setting!🍎🍇🍏
A fabulous feel-good story filled with family, heart, and hope. Tilly Tennant always gives me the warm fuzzies with her uplifting storytelling. First of all I think the blurb to this story is a bit misleading, I was expecting a enemies to lovers Romance and this book is more Focus on the family drama with the romance in the background. Luckily I didn’t read the blurb until just now so I really had no expectations while reading the story, I just don’t want you to expect a romance filled with banter when you are going to get more of a heartwarming family tale. Posy is quite shocked to hear she is part of an inheritance from her biological family. Posy and her adopted mother Carmel head to the tiny countryside village to meet Posy’s Uncles. At first her uncles are a little suspicious of Posy thinking she might possibly be a Golddigger. But soon enough their suspicions are squashed and they start really liking their new niece. But New family is not the only thing Posy discovered in the small town. She also has a very awkward meet cute with local Vineyard owner Lachlan. Lachlan is less than friendly and has his guard up big time, will Posy be able to break down his walls?
Loved spending time in this town with these lovely people. Posy was a great character and I loved seeing her relationship between her uncles develop. Also really love the sense of community the story had to it, how everyone was so there for one another. The romance was sweet, But in all honesty I would’ve liked maybe a little teeny bit more focus on Posy and Lachlan. Some parts of the romance seemed a bit rushed, and I don’t think they were we just didn’t see all the interactions. Having said that though I really really enjoyed how focus the story was on family. A lovely feel-good story that put a BIG smile on my face!
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*** Big thank you to Bookouture for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
About the Book
Feel the sun on your face on a Somerset terrace overlooking golden fields and wild meadowland, and watch as romance beckons and long-hidden secrets are revealed…
When twenty-seven-year-old Posy arrives at picture-perfect Oleander House in the Somerset village of Astercombe, she is enchanted. Adopted when she was just a baby, Posy is excited to re-connect with her birth family and help out on the family cider farm with its old stone walls and bees buzzing in the hedgerows.
There’s just one tiny problem – her new next-door neighbour, haughty, handsome vineyard-owner Lachlan. Lachlan has taken an instant dislike to Posy, and after a furious argument when she ventures on his land, she’s pretty certain there’s not a heart of gold beneath his frosty exterior.
Yet as she falls in love with the flower-filled hedgerows and apple-green fields of her new life, she discovers more about her grumpy neighbour. Even though he acts like the world is out to get him, she can’t ignore the sad expression in his dark eyes.
And when Posy discovers the heartbreaking secret that is tearing Lachlan apart, she understands why he has shut the door on the world and vows to help him, as well as the vineyard, which has fallen on hard times. Yet just as Lachlan lets Posy in, a terrible night threatens to destroy everything she has begun to care about and puts someone she loves at risk. Will her dream life in the country come at an awful price?
If you love Nicola May, Debbie Macomber and Milly Johnson, then you will adore The Little Orchard on the Lane. An enchanting summer romance about new beginnings, second chances and trusting your heart.
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.
Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her next Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier.
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