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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Return to Bluebell Hill - Rebecca Pugh

Home is where the heart is…

Jessica McAdams has never belonged anywhere; never truly felt at home. Of course, what did she expect from parents who never made her feel welcome in her own house? Leaving her life in London to return home to the charming country village of Bluebell Hill is harder than she thought. Especially as she never considered she’d be returning under such heart wrenching circumstances…

Clearing out the stunning and imposing Bluebell House after her parents’ death is difficult for Jessica—they never had the best relationship and now it’s too late. Yet spending time in the house that was never a home, having afternoon tea with dear old friend Esme—and sharing hot, sizzling kisses with delectable gardener Rueben!—opens Jessica’s eyes to the potential of Bluebell House… Could this big old, beautiful manor really be her forever home? Is Bluebell Hill where her heart is, has always been?

Jessica soon dares to dream of her very own home with delicious Rueben by her side. But when a deep, dark secret of Bluebell House is unearthed, Jessica’s world is turned upside down…

Will Jessica ever find where her heart truly lies?

Author: Rebecca Pugh
Title: Return to Bluebell Hill
Publishers: Carina
Publication Date: 18th June 2015
Link: Uk: Amazon 
Pre-order Rebecca's new book, A Home in Sunset Bay here

My Review

I first heard about this book from twitter and I must say the title grabbed me straight away, already it was making me wonder, this wasn't just a book about Bluebell Hill but about someone returning there so that raises questions as to why they left in the first place and what could have happened to make them go back. Also anything with Bluebell in the title conjures up images of pretty blue carpeted woodland so I knew I really wanted to read it. I was certainly not disappointed. My questions were all answered at the beginning of the book when Jessica finds out that her parents have died and she needs to go back to sort everything out. She had been quite happy in her life in London as she had never felt loved by her parents so had left them in her past, therefore, this journey was bound to dredge up bad memories for her.

She quickly met up with the lovely old lady who used to look after her as a child and I thought that their relationship worked really well and provided roots for Jessica.

I loved the descriptions of the house and the Bluebell Woods, especially the little special moment that happened there and I would really liked to have visited it myself.
Of course there is a love interest in the form of Reuben who is very handsome and works very hard on the garden of Bluebell Hill, however Jessica is not into relationships so she has a tendency to push him away.

There is also a pushy estate agent on the scene who really wants the commission for selling the house and Jessica really wants to sell to rid herself of bad memories.
When clearing out the furniture Jessica finds something that throws her whole world upside down and goes on a search for the missing puzzle piece of her life. This part of the book I found was handled in a very loving and sensitive way.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book it was absolutely lovely and I did cheekily ask Beccy (Rebecca Pugh) if she could just keep sending me chapters every now and then to keep me updated with the characters. I think she is a fabulous writer with a lovely soothing voice as warming as a hot chocolate on a cold winter's night.

I am so looking forward to reading her next book 'A home in Sunset Bay' which is due out in February next year and available to pre-order now

Book Angels x

About the Author

Rebecca Pugh
Rebecca Pugh grew up in the green county of Shropshire, with a mind full of fairy-tales and happy endings. Enchanted by true love and Disney Princesses, she decided that no matter what life threw her way, she'd continue to see the world through a child's eyes. Through the pages of countless books, her adoration of reading blossomed, and it didn't take long for her to fall under the spell of hundreds of authors' words. 

Now, Rebecca's own story has taken a fairy-tale like turn, and at 22, her dream has come true. With her faithful companions: Bonnie the dog, her partner, and her gigantic family by her side, Rebecca is ready to share her stories with readers who enjoy falling in love and losing themselves within beautiful, fictional worlds.

Rebecca Pugh is the author of women's fiction and romance, her all-time favourite genres. After all, who doesn't enjoy a good swoon?

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