Help yourself to a generous slice of Victoria sponge, a perfect cup of tea and a big dollop of romance. Welcome to the Little Village Bakery.
Meet Millie. Heartbreak has forced her to make a new start and when she arrives at the old bakery in the little village of Honeybourne she is determined that this will be her home sweet home. Her imagination has been captured by the tumbledown bakery but with no running water and dust everywhere, her cosy idea of making cakes in a rural idyll quickly crumbles.
Luckily the locals are a friendly bunch and step in to help Millie. One in particular,Dylan, a laid-back lothario, soon captures her attention.
But just as Millie is beginning to settle in, an unexpected visitor from her past suddenly turns up determined to ruin everything for her. It’s time for Millie to face the skeletons in her closet if she’s going to live the dream of running her little village bakery, and her blossoming romance with Dylan.
A charming heartwarming novel about love, life and new beginnings perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Debbie Johnson.
My Review – 5 stars
Such a lovely, heartwarming book. It made me smile lots!
This story has all you want and need in a modern romantic novel.
The picture-perfect village setting.
I imagined I was there in the small English countryside village of Honeybourne.
I imagined I lived in one of the cottages around the village green. I wanted to live there too.
Millie has moved to the town to start afresh.
She bought the old run down bakery on a whim without even seeing the condition of it. And the condition is very bad!!
It’s a really small community, so she soon encounters the locals.
They include Jasmine and Rich Green, and their triplets.
Dylan, Jasmine’s younger brother, and resident tart.
Ruth, the local gossip, resident nosy parker and the person who tells everyone about her ailments. And goes into far too much detail about things to strangers.
Spencer, a teacher at the local primary school and a really lovely guy.
After finding out how much work and money the bakery will take to even get it habitable, Millie is quite shocked. It’s much worse than she ever imagined. The locals chip in to help in exchange for her helping them. She makes some pies at the pub, for the pub to sell at lunchtime. She makes some natural toiletries to sell on a stall which Jasmine has rented at the local fete. They complement Jasmine’s hand-made jewellery and they do really well.
Dylan offers to help out doing some labouring at the bakery, which everyone is suspicious about as he is a known ladies-man.
The stories from the locals intertwine and it makes really good reading.
There is tension between Dylan and Spencer, which we find out about.
And the family goings-on at the Green’s are interesting.
The characters were really likeable and had good depth, as things from the past were discovered.
The way other characters come into the story really adds to it all being a fantastic read.
This is my first read by Tilly Tennant, and I loved it. I’ve already downloaded the Christmas one.
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy.
Publication date 8th August 2016
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