Clover Cottage written by Christie Barlow, publisher 0ne More Chapter (digital division of HarperCollins UK), is available NOW in ebook format.
A page-turning new cosy novel in the bestselling Love Heart Lane series – perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Phillipa Ashley and Milly Johnson!
Love Heart Lane – where friends are there for you no matter what.
When Vet Rory Scott inherits ramshackle Clover Cottage in the quaint village of Heartcross, Allie MacDonald just knows this is their happy ever after. A place to call home with the man she loves – it’s her dream come true!
Until Rory drops a bombshell. He loves Allie but he has dreams of his own to follow – to live and work in Africa. Clover Cottage will have to wait just a little longer…
Allie can’t imagine life without Rory, but she loves him too much to hold him back. And as he embarks on his adventure, Allie begins to rethink her own plans. She loves Rory and knows she wants him in her life, but maybe she can follow her own dreams too?
And always there, nestled in the beautiful village of Heartcross, surrounded by the people she loves, will be the place that will always bring them back to each other. Their forever home, Clover Cottage.
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Clover Cottage; Book 3 in the Love Heart Lane series written by Christie Barlow.
Returning to Love Heart Lane and discovering Clover Cottage was such a much needed treat of a read. I still can’t believe that the Love Heart Lane series is my first introduction to the works of Christie Barlow as she has now become a must read for #feelgoodfiction.
Clover Cottage is Book 3 in the Love Heart Lane series, the book can be read as a standalone but as the characters grow and progress from each novel I would highly recommend reading all the books in order to fully appreciate the setting and characters. The books in order are:
- Love Heart Lane (you can find my review here)
- Foxglove Farm (you can find my review here)
- Clover Cottage
Clover Cottage is Allie and Rory’s story and as per the author’s writing style there are many emotional obstacles that the characters have to endure to find their happy ever after.
Rory is the local vet and has been working in partnership with his father for a while now but he is starting to feel a little held back at work. Rory wants to expand the business but his dad is adamant that the practice is fine as it is, so when his parents give him a surprise gift he feels like his life has been planned out stage by stage in front of him and he freaks as he visions a brief glimpse into a life that he feels will remain stagnant. Allie is totally shocked by Rory’s reaction and starts to wonder is this the end for their relationship?
When a TV celebrity visits the village temptation is put in Rory’s grasp to travel and work overseas. Also, opportunities for Allie become available opening up dreams that she felt she couldn’t or didn’t want to pursue.
Both Rory and Allie have a lot to think about regarding their dreams for a more fulfilling career but alas sadly another obstacle is thrown in Rory’s direction and one that needs addressing urgently. Can Rory and Allie make decisions for their careers and private lives that work harmoniously together?
Clover Cottage is another wonderful story set in the Scottish Highlands in a community that instantly makes you feel welcomed and at home. I fell in love with Love Heart Lane back in January 2019 and I still have pangs of wanting to live in a cosy cottage surrounded by the Scottish hills, wildlife and fauna. Christie Barlow has written a gorgeous romantic series with characters that are filled with warmth, humour but are still very real and relatable. I do hope we can have a return to Heartcross and Love Heart Lane sometime in the future, please 🙂
Author Bio – Christie Barlow is the international bestselling author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Foxglove Farm. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada & Australia.
Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being.
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