Second blog tour of the day is for Emily Harvale and Part three from ‘The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane’ series, ‘Autumn Leaves’. As always, thanks go to RaRaResources for the blog tour invite and the review copy. Here is my review:
Mia Ward was amazed to inherit her great-aunt Matilda’s thatched cottage in the tiny seaside village of Little Pondale – especially as Mia didn’t know she had a great-aunt Matilda. She was equally astonished to discover she’d only inherit the place if she lives there for a year.
But it didn’t take long for Mia and her friends, Ella and Garrick to settle in. Now Mia’s mum, Lori has joined them, and they’re all enjoying village life. Mia’s keen to overcome her fear of water and with Garrick by her side, she’s confident about the future.
Until a fortune teller’s predictions give everyone cause for concern. Now Mia’s not so sure of anything, except that someone still wants her to leave. That makes her more determined to learn all she can about Matilda – and the codicil.
But as the mists roll in over the sea, are autumn winds making passions cool? And when more than one unexpected visitor gives Mia a shocking surprise, is everything about to change?
What does TWG think?
At approximately 108 pages, ‘Autumn Leaves’ certainly packs a punch! I have to be quite careful with this review as I would hate to accidentally give something away, so if my vagueness intrigues you that much, you will need to grab yourself a copy!
Put it this way, I have no idea why this is the first book in the series that I am reviewing! Why haven’t I gotten stuck into this series sooner? I have to admit that I do have the first two parts, but due to the fact that I was reviewing part three for a certain date, I did end up reading the series out of order. I know, I know. Bad TWG. I thought it was easy enough to read as a standalone, however I would wholeheartedly recommend that you do start with book one first, and do read the books in order. My judgement of the book will not be made with my daft error in mind, as that was my error and not the authors. I will be going back to read the first two parts sooner rather than later, I can promise you that!!
Mia is determined to get to the bottom of ‘Mattie’s’ life, yet with hardly anything to go on, Mia is having to play detective. Not only does she have to play detective for her great-aunt, she has to because a fortune teller has come to town and put the fear of youknowwhat up everyone, including herself. Did the fortune teller really talk a load of tosh, or was there some truth behind the comments that were made?
I felt a little sorry for Mia actually. She seemed like a little lost sheep in a field of uncertainty, not knowing whether she was coming or going. Everything she knows seems to be moving past her at the speed of light and Mia just can’t keep up with it all. I felt like telling everyone to shut up as no-one was listening to her!
Like I said before, this book really does pack a punch and is full of enough things to build the level of intrigue right until the last minute. I am so looking forward to reading the other books in the series, including part four. What a feel-good, care free little gem this is.
About the author.
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, ‘I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happy endings.’ When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten.
She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.
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Part 4 Trick or Treat is published 7 th August
Mia Ward was amazed to inherit her great-aunt Matilda’s thatched cottage in the tiny seaside village of Little Pondale – especially as Mia didn’t know she had a great-aunt Matilda. She was even more astonished to discover she’d only inherit the place if she lives there for a year.
But a lot can happen in a very short time, and life in Little Pondale is not going quite as Mia hoped. She may have finally beaten one fear, but now heartbreak threatens to drown her.
And when at last, she starts to unravel the mystery of Matilda’s past, she uncovers an
extraordinary plan for her own future. Now just who can Mia trust?
As the nights draw in and cold winds steal through Sunbeam Cottage, she turns to an unlikely source for comfort and support. But with the fortune teller’s warning still ringing in her ears, is Mia about to make the biggest mistake of her life?