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#BlogTour! #Review – The Garden on Holly Street by Megan Attley (@MeganAttley) @OrionBooks

Huge thanks to Alex Layyt for the blog tour invite and ARC, it gives me great pleasure to host author of ‘The Garden on Holly Street’, Megan Attley’ today on TWG.

Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper to get the life you want . . .

Abby Hamilton’s world has turned upside down in a matter of months – it seems that change is definitely in the air. But moving into Willow Court might just be the fresh start and happy distraction she needed.

Meeting her intriguing new neighbours helps push Abby out of her comfort zone. Then she finds an overgrown patch of garden in desperate need of love and time – something Abby has in spades! Throwing herself into bringing the garden back to life, Abby discovers that new beginnings can come from the most surprising places…

What does TWG think?

Whilst the theme of heartbroken-woman-being-cheated-on-and-starting-new-life is pretty popular in books, I have to admit that Megan Attley put her own unique spin on it which stopped me rolling my eyes.

Abby is such a likeable character, and the fact that shes willing to give something love having being hurt herself, was quite endearing. Granted she was giving a garden and plants some love, but let’s not split hairs shall we?

Abby isn’t the only character with a story to tell; Arthur and Ernie have had their own fair share of heartbreak! I loved how unlikely the friendships were as they weren’t in the same age bracket, not that that means you can only be friends with people your own age, that’s not what I’m saying at all. I mean it more in the way that their connections were unexpected. It was super sweet. They were all so different, and their stories were only slightly similar too.

The one thing that stood out the most about this book was the amount of hope it was filled with. Abby, Arthur and Ernie may be finding things tough in their own ways, yet they still tried to find hope to help the new void in their life.

Megan Attley has given her characters a voice, and I was moved by how the entire storyline felt as though it was written from the authors heart as if she had endured her own heartbreak in her personal life. It was like passing her own strength onto Abby and co which, if you really think about it, is such a touching and poignant thing to do.

I cannot wait to read more from Megan Attley, and I highly reccomend losing yourself in ‘The Garden on Holly Street’.

Buy now.

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