Creature Comforts by Trisha Ashley

Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts by Trisha Ashley is due out in hardback and ebook this Thursday 26th February 2015.

To pre-order links:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creature-Comforts-Trisha-Ashley-ebook/dp/B00P5U77MY/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1424790342

http://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/creature-comforts/9780008102258

Product Details (as per amazon page)

Fall in back in love with life in this gripping read about fate and second chances.
The eagerly awaited new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

Izzy has broken off her engagement to her feckless fiancée Kieran and returned to her childhood home – the sleepy village of Halfhidden.

She soon realizes that life in the village is anything but peaceful – for one thing she’s living with her mad aunt Debo and her pack of dogs, and for another, Izzy has a lot of unanswered questions.

When she was a teenager, Izzy was involved in a terrible accident, involving various inhabitants of Halfhidden. As she sets out to discover what actually happened on the night of the accident, she realizes that her painful past is actually standing in the way of her future happiness. So when a handsome stranger comes to Halfhidden will she let love back into her life?

I’d like to thank netgalley for an ecopy of the novel for an honest review.

Izzy is 16 and loves living in the small rural village of Halfhidden.  On a fateful night the last thing she remembers after waking up from a coma is setting off home from her part-time job in the local pub.  She doesn’t remember the accident that killed one of her friends; and she doesn’t remember how she became the one to blame for the accident.  Fast forward 19 years and Izzy returns home to Halfhidden following a fallout from her fiancée and from working abroad researching for her new online clothes business.  She feels that the time is right to return home where she feels the most happiest with her Aunt Debo and Judy who run the local Desperate Dogs Rescue Centre.  Her two best friends, Lulu and Cam, have also returned to the village to start afresh.  Izzy is excited to launch her own unique clothing business but prior to the launch she wishes to find the truth of the fateful accident years ago.

A newcomer to the village ruffles a few feathers but his brooding good looks and persona soon spark a mutual connection between himself and Izzy.

In between all this the residents of Halfhidden are trying to regenerate the village and increase visitors to boost the local economy.

The village has a wonderful magical, mysterious quality about it.  I love Trisha’s description of the heritage of the village and its earlier occupants.  Trisha’s writing is charming; the landscapes in her stories are detailed and sound idyllic and the characters involved are very likeable and you feel like you want to join in with the village life.  I also like the little references to locations in Trisha’s previous books.  Throw in some loveable animal characters and you’ve got the making of a wonderful, warm, uplifting, fun, beautiful, romantic story.  A gorgeous 4.5/5* read.

To find out more about Trisha Ashley and her books please visit the following links:

http://trishaashley.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TrishaAshleyBooks?fref=ts

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