Willow Cottage ( 1)- Sunshine and Secrets by Bella Osborne
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: July 7, 2016
Print Length: 99 pages
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Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a safe place for little Leo.When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it’s not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents that could help her repair more than just Willow Cottage.
Over the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose…
My honest thoughts on this book:
What an excellent and intriguing introduction to Bella Osborne writing the world ( for me). Not only the cover of this book is charming, but the story itself is also wonderful, heart-tickling and comic.
Our leading lady, Beth, is in a tight spot so in a spur of a moment she purchases a supposedly lovely cottage in the heart of Cotswold. Beth loves her city lifestyle, the glamour, the vibrancy and her friend Carly but her priority is to escape her partner Nick. Beth needs to protect herself, and more importantly, she needs to protect her six-year-old son Leo.
I enjoyed getting to know Beth and her son Leo. Even though Bella is a typical city girl, she is trying very hard to adjust to life in the country. Perhaps her new renovating project is a step too far for Beth, but I am sure with the help of her new friend Jack she will be able to sort her new life in Dumbleford.
The supporting characters were equally lovable, quirky and even so a bit mysterious. I can't wait to see what else is there in the story for Beth, Leo, Carly and Jack.
The first part of the Sunshine and Secrets series definitely ticked all my boxes of a fabulous, quick and very entertaining read. I am already looking forward to reading the next instalment ( coming out in October 2016). Happy Reading! xo
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