TWG is returning to Lily Pond Lane today as part of the blog tour for Emily Harvale. Many thanks to RaRaResources for the blog tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:
Life couldn’t be better for Mia and her friends in Little Pondale – until tragedy strikes…
Mia Ward is on cloud nine after a magical Christmas and New Year and she isn’t the only one. Everyone on Lily Pond Lane seems to be living in blissful harmony. Until tragedy strikes… not once, but twice. And as Hettie Turner points out: ‘Bad things always come in threes.’
Whilst the other residents of Little Pondale are wondering what might happen next, Mia is busy worrying about her friends and trying to help them with their grief. But she needs to be careful. Just when she thought she had everything, there’s a very real chance she might lose the only thing she truly wants.
What does TWG think?
If you are new to Emily Harvale’s ‘Lily Pond Lane’ series, don’t fret as a few of the books can be read as standalone, this one included. However in my opinion, I do recommend that you read the main series so that you have better knowledge of the back story of the characters. As I say though, it’s not required for enjoyment, I just personally think that it would be advantageous. Plus, they are brilliant reads so it’s a win win situation.
Mia keeps having bad dreams and her anxiety that something devastating is going to happen, is through the roof. Whilst Jet keeps telling her that everything is fine and dandy, Mia cant help feeling unsettled that a bombshell is about to be dropped.
Whilst we all know that life isn’t as stress free as we all would like, several of the characters lives in ‘Return to Lily Pond Lane’ certainly have picked the short straw. Obviously I can’t go into detail as to what those stresses were, be prepared for fireworks and a lot of uncertainty.
I have loved this series so far, and I continue to fall in loved with Lily Pond Lane with every new visit. Personally though, I didn’t love this installment as much as the others because I found Jet and Mia a little immature at times due to their involvement in a particular situation.
Overall, ‘Return to Lily Pond Lane’ is an emotive and heartwarming read which made me want to hug my loved ones even tighter. An enjoyable addition to the ‘Lily Pond Lane’ series.
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 happing 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.