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.
Title: Clover Cottage
Author: Christie Barlow
Published By: One More Chapter
Publication Date: 20th March 2020
Clover Cottage is the third instalment of the Heartcross Series of books set in the Scottish Highlands, complete with mountainous views, herds of Alpaca's and cosy country pubs and tearooms. Allie and Rory are a happy couple who still live apart . She in her parents' pub where she helps out and he is a cottage his parents own. When an opportunity arises for them to make the next step of moving in together Allie is very shocked to find that Rory is not as enthusiastic as she is.
When the famous Zach moves in to a glamping site temporarily for a break in filming he opens a whole can of worms and shows Rory a glimpse of what his life could be like in the public eye.
An overwhelming sense of warmth and cosiness envelops me when I read a Christie Barlow book and no matter what happens I feel safe in the knowledge that it will all end well. There is such a thriving community in Heartcross and it is easy to feel as though I know all the characters as they do become a part of your life.
This was a story with a difference as it wasn't two characters meeting for the first time, Allie and Rory were in a loving relationship and Clover Cottage basically tested their relationship to the limit. Their problems were the sort that happen in real life and this story of a couple working through their differences is just as enjoyable as one where they first meet. There were lots of sad moments but I was left feeling completely uplifted by how touching the acts of the community were to a character who was going through so much. There were also plenty of those moments that made me laugh out loud too. Along with family secrets what more could anyone possibly want from a book?
I thoroughly enjoyed the warmth and coming together of the people at Heartcross and Mop the Alpaca is so cute I really want to meet them. A cosy blend of escapism, heartache and humour.
Book Angel x
About the Author
Author 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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