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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Foxglove Farm by Christie Barlow

Return to Love Heart Lane for friendship, romance and a community who will be there for you no matter what…

Isla and Drew Allaway appear to have the perfect life – a strong marriage, two beautiful children and their picture-perfect home, Foxglove Farm.

But, new mum Isla is struggling. She loves her little family but with Drew working all hours on the farm, Isla’s lonely.

When she discovers that Drew has been keeping secrets from her, Isla has to face losing the home they all love.
Can the Love Heart Lane community pull together once more to help save Foxglove Farm? And can Isla save her home…and her marriage?

Title:  Foxglove Farm
Author:  Christie Barlow
Published By: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 29th June 2019
Links:  UK: Amazon      US: Amazon  

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Our Review

Foxglove Farm is the second in Christie Barlow’s new HeartCross series, with the first one being LoveHeart Lane. 

This book was pure escapism and just lovely from start to finish. It was also interesting to take a deeper look at a relationship as a lot of books finish when the couple eventually get together. but in this case Isla and Drew were very happily married with two adorable sons. However Drew is not acting himself and this pushes a wedge between them.

When Isla’s granny Martha turns up it puts even more pressure on Isla as she realises she will have to let her move in with them.

Drew’s behaviour is very worrying and raises the subject of men’s mental health. All too often men are told to man up and get on with it but sometimes they need a little help to get through certain worries.

This story emphasises how things can go from bad to worse because sometimes men are reluctant to talk about what’s worrying them. I think this was done very sensitively and showed how both parties can become isolated from each other which can cause relationships to break down.

I thoroughly enjoyed my return to HeartCross and could imagine the beautiful view of HeartCross mountain from Foxglove Farm. I also enjoyed the community spirit as everyone rallied round after a disaster.

I loved the underlying story of dodgy characters and criminal activities, I don’t want to say too much about that though as it will reveal the plot but I was completely immersed in the story.

I have to say my heart was stolen by a herd of Alpaca’s that I completely fell in love with, especially a little one called Mop.

This was such an original story that drew me in, hugged me tight and refused to let me go. I loved it and am now looking forward to the next one in the series so I can drop back into HeartCross and see how everybody is getting on. 

Book Angel x

About the Author
Christie Barlow is the 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 & 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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