by Emma Davies
(4.05 stars – Goodreads rating)
To Be Published February 19, 2018, by Bookouture
Genre: Fiction / Romance
Format: Kindle Edition
Page Count: 242
So much for first impressions.
A charming, instantly familiar “city vs. country” trope featuring designer-chic Maddie who thinks a new job in the English countryside will become her redemption from a recent London scandal.
But when redevelopment of homey Joy’s Acre doesn’t end up being her dream job, Maddie has to determine if her fabulous designs for starting over again were just an illusion.
Davies writes a slow-burning storyline where romance takes a back seat to big secrets, family drama, wardrobe changes, and more than you ever really wanted to know about roof thatching.
It’s an earnest and sincere tale about two people not falling into bed with each other, but genuinely learning to respect and – later, much later – falling in love.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for the opportunity to read and review this book.
About the Author
Emma Davies once applied for her dream job in the following manner:
‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty-something mother of three.’ Well, she’s now a forty-something mother of three and is working on the rest.
By day she’s a finance manager and looks at numbers a lot of the time, but by night she gets to use actual words and practices putting them together into sentences. Her twitter bio says she loves her family, her job, reading, writing, singing loudly in the car, and Pringles, so that must be true then.
Davies is the author of several romance novels, including Letting in Light and Turn Towards the Sun.
(Bio courtesy of Goodreads)