The sky is cornflower blue, the air is scented with the smell of fresh apple blossom and Lizzie Lovell can’t wait to start her new life in the mill on Magnolia Lane. But is she just about to fall in love with someone she shouldn’t?
When Lizzie loses her larger-than-life Dad she doesn’t know how to move forward. Encouraged by a childhood dream she shared with her beloved father, she is determined to continue his legacy and moves to the old Mill on Magnolia lane, a place he had always longed to own.
Restoring the old windmill is a much bigger job than Lizzie bargained for, especially when she is distracted by her new next door neighbour Jude, who has temptingly twinkly eyes and a body to die for. But when Jude’s ex- girlfriend Harriet arrives back on the scene, Lizzie begins to wonder if life wasn’t far simpler before she moved to the mill. Especially when it emerges that Harriet knows something about Jude’s past, something that could shatter her new start and her heart into smithereens …
If your heart is warmed by Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Josie Silver’s One Day in December, you’ll fall in love with this beautiful feel-good story about finding love when you least expect it.
A lovely feel-good story.
After losing her Dad, Lizzie has a mad moment and buys the dilapidated windmill her Dad had always admired. She ups sticks and lives in a caravan on-site while the renovations are being done. She is single and works from home so it’s ideal for her. Her family think she is bonkers though. We get to meet her family, Mum, sister and brother. And her lovely stepmum. There are many ups and downs between them all. Many touching and emotional scenes which the author writes so beautifully. There is instant attraction with Jude, her nearest neighbour. Things move quickly but it isn’t plain sailing as his ex always seems to pester him at a crucial moment!
I loved the renovation of the windmill. I could visualise it so well that I wanted to help with the decoration and finishing touches. The surrounding countryside made me want to live there, the village life seemed perfect.
The characters were really likeable (well, mostly!) and all had good depth. It made me interested in their lives and what was going on.
An easy and enjoyable read, I’d recommend it.
If you’ve not read any books by this author, why the heck not?! Read one from the ‘From Italy with Love’ series, or the ‘Honeybourne’ series…you won’t regret it!
All my reviews are quite short and concise as I’m here to show off the book rather than my own writing ability.
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy, in which I give my honest opinion.
Publication date 4th April 2019
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