A Hare’s Footprint (Book 3 of the Fox Halt Farm trilogy) by Celia Moore @CeliaMooreBooks #FoxHaltFarm #bookreview

A Hare’s Footprint written and self-published by Celia Moore is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

CELIA MOORE’S A HARE’S FOOTPRINT is the final part of the Fox Halt Farm trilogy  – the compelling epic tale with a backdrop of Dartmoor, Devon continues… There is so much of the past that Billy has spent years avoiding. There’s a future where dreams could rip everything apart. And someone has a deadly vendetta. Should you grasp at your dreams?

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REVIEW

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

This is the final instalment in the Fox Halt Farm trilogy and I was keen to return to Dartmoor to Billy and the farm.

I first read book one in the series, Fox Halt Farm, back in March 2019 and I quote “an emotional and compelling debut novel with a chilling twist.” I read book two in April 2019 that carried on with the complex life of Billy and those people around her. A Hare’s Footprint has us back at the farm that has become quite successful with the hard work of Billy, her mother and the team.

Billy is happily married to Richard and they’ve had such a rocky, almost unorthodox road to their relationship however, as Richard is nearing the date of his retirement from the corporate world their happy marriage becomes strained as both Billy and Richard appear to have different ideas for the future.

Billy has struggled emotionally and physically following different events in her life but she knows she is good with animals at the farm and also running the dairy. Billy is highly intelligent and she can see an opportunity to expand when an unexpected project is presented to her. She’s soon full of ideas and aspirations to grow the farm but Richard has ideas of slowing down and wants Billy to slow down with him. A battle of wills ensues and I was a little annoyed with the characters at this stage, they needed to talk, to come to a compromise but they were both stubborn. However, when matters are taken out of their hands and the farm and their lives are in danger they have to make an immediate adjustment giving them both a chance to reassess their focus in life.

The Fox Halt Farm series has been an enjoyable trilogy of a young woman coping with the complexities of life, love, tragedy and new beginnings. There’s a whole heap of characters that bring something to Billy’s life that shape her to what she is now. These sub characters all have their own battles to face and at times in Billy’s life they play a vital cog in her survival.

A family saga of survival against the backdrop of stunning Dartmoor and life on a working farm.

NB: I would thoroughly recommend reading all the books in the series in order to appreciate the character’s history and follow on with their progression.

About the Author

1967, when I was born, my parents lived on a small farm near Moretonhampstead in Devon UK and I have a treasured photo of Dad with his plough horses, Blossom and Pleasant. He could work an acre a day, and B and P knew to stop if the plough was about to hit one of the many rocks sticking out of the ground.

​Later, we moved to a farm, 30 miles away, near Whiddon Down and kept a small dairy herd. The farm never made money and my parents eventually sold up. Dad then worked in a local cheese factory, a massive change in his fifties but he said he loved the regular wage, lack of worry and set hours. I think he loved the camaraderie of his new work mates most of all – it’s lonely on a farm sometimes.  I  studied for my degree in London and had a career with Lloyds Bank in London, Bristol and Taunton working as a Chartered Surveyor but in 2000, I followed a dream to North Wales, training to be an outdoor instructor, teaching rock-climbing, canoeing, mountaineering, and even skiing. I climbed everything I could in the beautiful national park.

​ Next, I moved to Somerset to teach in an outdoor education centre. I ran additional programmes for children excluded from school  and  children in care, instructing many different activities including archery, rifle shooting and mountain biking– and ended up managing one of the centres!I loved watching the non-academic children shine and the activities allowed teachers to see some pupils in a new light too. 

​When, in 2008, I met my husband, it wasn’t fair to expect him to put up with my all-consuming job. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me – and I gave up teaching and came to live with him back in Devon – Home at last! By the way, I had actually been in primary school with Paul but I hadn’t seen him for 25 years when we met up again!

​Today, I work as a gardener, eat cake, drink tea and chat. Many of my customers have lost their other halves to cancer and  I feel what I do now is wholly appreciated. I run too so I can eat more cake. I have completed the London Marathon 4 times but won’t do it again until I’m 60 when I hope I’ve forgotten how hard it was last time!

In winter 2016, I started blacksmithing to earn some money when there wasn’t much gardening to do. I created organically inspired items for gardens (sundials, bird feeders, arches etc.) but that all stopped when I woke up one morning with a story in my head that I just had to write  – And now I garden most of the year and write whenever I can. I love writing and by book 7 I hope to have discovered exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. 

​My debut novel, Fox Halt Farm was published in 2017, Culmfield Cuckoo its sequel in 2019 and the final part of the Fox Halt Farm Trilogy will be available in May 2021. To find out more simply visit my website or social media pages below.

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Culmfield Cuckoo

Culmfield Cuckoo written and self-published by Celia Moore is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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When Billy reaches out to help, her kindness brings many changes which threaten hopes, homes, and even the people she loves the most.
Who is the Culmfield Cuckoo?
Will they help Billy get her life back? Or is the Cuckoo the cause of everything that is going wrong?
Who is telling the truth?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Celia Moore’s latest novel: Culmfield Cuckoo.

Culmfield Cuckoo is the sequel to Celia Moore’s debut novel, Fox Halt Farm.  You can find my review for Fox Halt Farm here.  As the story in Culmfield Cuckoo follows on from Fox Halt Farm I would strongly recommend reading Fox Halt Farm prior to Culmfield Cuckoo to enable you to enjoy the full reading experience. FOX HALT FARM, the first book in the series, is Free from Tuesday 2nd April 12am PDT finishing on Saturday 6th 11.59pm PDT

Life on the farm for Billy appears to be running smoothly after all the trials and tribulations from her past she is ready to settle in one place and make the farm and it’s shop a success.  However, author Celia Moore has thrown many more twists and turns for our main character in Culmfield Cuckoo and my heart was screaming ‘no’, how cruel can an author be to her leading lady?  There is quite a shocking turn of events and life for Billy turns into a battle to save her name, her life and her love.

Celia Moore has spun another great story with characters’ multi-layered personalities becoming embroiled within many of the twists and turns and the author definitely captivates her audience.  I did however, feel like the outcome to a certain event fizzled out and I felt like I wanted this part of the storyline to be a little more detailed to give me closure.  I’m very keen to learn where next the author will take our characters.

A story about the complexities of people that was captivating, dramatic with an underlying romance.

About the Author

Celia Moore (1967-now) grew up on a small farm near Exeter. She had a successful career as a Chartered Surveyor working in the City of London before working her way back to Devon. In 2000, she left the office to start a new adventure as an outdoor instructor, teaching rock climbing and mountaineering. Today she gardens for a few lovely customers, runs and writes (accompanied at all times by a border terrier x jack russell called Tizzy). She is running the London Marathon in April 2019 for three cancer charities.

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Fox Halt Farm by Celia Moore @CeliaMooreBooks @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #debutnovel #giveaway

 

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Fox Half Farm (revised edition) written and self-published by Celia Moore is available NOW in ebook and paperback format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimted scheme.

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Book Blurb
Opening on a cliff edge, Billy finds herself alone and betrayed. She believes everyone and everything she loves is threatened. Richard’s world is aglow with wealth, love and unswerving family loyalty but then his perfect life crosses Billy’s. He could save Billy, her beloved dairy cows and Fox Halt Farm but this young woman isn’t in the mood to be rescued.
Nothing will stay the same. Should they trust each other? Will their secrets tear their lives apart?
Fox Halt Farm is hard to put down. The story cracks along and you are caught up in Celia Moore’s vivid storytelling from the start. If you love novels by Jill Mansell, Fiona Valpy, Lucinda Riley, Maeve Binchy and Danielle Steel you will love this novel too!

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the revised edition of Celia Moore’s debut novel:  Fox Halt Farm.

Fox Halt Farm is quite a compelling debut novel.  The story starts with a young couple, Richard and Janette, on their honeymoon in Greece but something catches Richard’s eye and he’s startled to discover a young woman has fallen from the cliffs onto the shoreline.  Desperate to help Richard was first on the scene.  This was to become the start of an unorthodox, emotional journey for both Richard and the young woman who had fallen, Billy.

Back home in the UK Billy was so angry with Richard for saving her.  Now a few years have passed and Billy is in her final year at university and a link to Richard is propelled towards her again.

Billy was quite a complex character who gives her heart out easily.  She’s very bright and focused in her studies but socially she folds up within herself and only has a small network of friends.  One of her networks was her home back in Dartmoor, Devon on Fox Half Farm.  Billy has fond memories of working on the farm with her parents, her Grandfather and her best friend, Tom.  Fox Halt Farm was to prove to be a beacon of comfort, protection and hope for many.

Billy’s life was about to become a whole lot more tangled when personal emotions become embroiled in business.

Fox Halt Farm is a story that spans two decades following the life of Billy after her eventful day in Greece.

The author, Celia Moore, has wound many twists and turns in this story and I few I couldn’t see coming and when my head and heart recovered from this bolt I felt broken.  Billy’s vulnerability shone throughout the story but there was a hidden vulnerability within another character that once revealed led to catastrophic events.

An emotional and compelling debut novel with a chilling twist.

About the Author

Celia MooreCelia Moore (1967-now) grew up on a small farm near Exeter. She had a successful career as a Chartered Surveyor working in the City of London before working her way back to Devon. In 2000, she left the office to start a new adventure as an outdoor instructor, teaching rock climbing and mountaineering. Today she gardens for a few lovely customers, runs and writes (accompanied at all times by a border terrier x jack russell called Tizzy). She is running the London Marathon in April 2019 for three cancer charities.

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