Foxglove Farm written by Christie Barlow, publisher HarperImpulse, is available NOW in ebook format. The paperback is due out in September.
To buy link: https://amzn.to/2YDc2Cp
Return to Love Heart Lane for friendship, romance and a community who will be be there for you no matter what…
Isla and Drew Allaway appear to have the perfect life – a strong marriage, two beautiful children and their picture-perfect home, Foxglove Farm.
But, new mum Isla is struggling. She loves her little family but with Drew working all hours on the farm, Isla’s lonely.
When she discovers that Drew has been keeping secrets from her, Isla has to face losing the home they all love.
Can the Love Heart Lane community pull together once more to help save Foxglove Farm? And can Isla save her home…and her marriage?
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Christie Barlow’s latest novel: Foxglove Farm.
I’m a relative newcomer to Christie Barlow’s writing with Foxglove Farm being the 2nd book that I’ve read by her. There are so many great authors to discover and Christie Barlow is one that has firmly shot to my favourites list … I can’t wait to binge read all her back catalogue! Her writing style flows effortlessly with relatable characters written with warmth. The settings in her novels are described as idyllic and full of community spirit and as a reader you soon start to feel included in the neighbourhood. The stories behind the characters are real and heartfelt and you start to champion them.
Foxglove Farm is a return to the village of Heartcross and Love Heart Lane which we visited back in January. You can find my review for book one in the series here. Foxglove Farm can be read as a standalone story but to fully appreciate all the characters, the setting and the whole ambience I would highly recommend reading all the books in the series in order, which are:
- Love Heart Lane
- Foxglove Farm
Foxglove Farm is Isla and Drew’s story; after recently giving birth to her second child life on the farm is busier than ever for the young couple but trouble is brewing when Drew starts to display unusual mood swings. Isla is confused about Drew’s sudden change and starts to worry for her family’s future. When tragedy strikes Isla has to rely on the good nature of her family and friends to keep her home and livelihood in business.
Once again the warmth from the characters that Christie Barlow has created shines through and you feel welcomed into their lives. I particularly liked how the author dealt with a sensitive subject with grace and empathy. This area the author has touched on is hardly spoken about and has almost felt like a taboo subject for a long time but slowly the world is opening it’s eyes to an issue that is quite commonly felt.
Foxglove Farm is a lovely heart-warming story that will make you fall in love with the village of Heartcross even more, especially now that it has some new additions with added cute factor 🙂
About the Author
Christie Barlow is the 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 & 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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