Monday, July 04, 2022



Amelie loved Cornflower Cottage, she grew up there and the cottage holds so many childhood memories for her.  When her parents passed away, Cornflower Cottage became her safe haven, her sanctuary and her protection from everything the world tossed at her.  But the cottage is falling apart, from a garden full of weeds instead of flowers, a leaky roof and a boiler that doesn’t work.  The cottage is a shambles and she decides she has to do something to fix everything before she loses hope.  She relies on friends to help her with the repairs.  But when she has Xander help her out she begins to wonder, will he fix all that is wrong with the cottage or will he leave her with a broken heart.

I thoroughly enjoyed this much needed escape to Cotswold.  The wonderful detailed description of the countryside and the cottage made me feel like I was on a holiday.  This romantic comedy had me laughing out loud and smiling ear to ear.  I was so drawn into the story and I literally couldn’t stop reading.  The banter between the wonderful characters was so much fun.  I felt like they all became immediate friends for a lifetime.  This story was heartwarming, fun and an absolute must read.

Thank you Tilly Tennant for such a wonderful feel-good summer romance.  It allowed for a great escape. I loved it and I highly recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 4.


Author:  Tilly Tennant
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: July 1, 2022
Pages: 361 
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Escape to the flower-filled fields and hedgerows of the Cotswold countryside, to a tiny cottage and a summer that could change everything…. 

Amelie will never give up Cornflower Cottage, marooned in its island of wild fields and thick woodland. She did her homework at the scrubbed kitchen table and helped her mother hang washing on the line from the old oak tree. And when her beloved parents died, Cornflower Cottage became Amelie’s armour against the world.

The trouble is that it’s falling apart, and she’s struggling to make ends meet. The garden is a jungle of weeds, the roof leaks, the boiler is broken. Determined to keep hold of the home that is her last link to her parents, Amelie decides it’s time to take action.

Extra shifts at a local hotel, favours called in from old friends, and, reluctantly, a lodger. Could rude, hilarious, brown-eyed Xander be the answer to her problems? Or is he just going to come in and start changing things?

Just as Amelie manages to save the cottage from total collapse, and she starts getting used to the sound of laughter in her cosy farmhouse kitchen, a face from Xander’s past appears and Amelie’s future in the home she loves is shaken once again.

Can Amelie find a way to save her home and protect her heart? Can she trust Xander, or was the spark between them just in her imagination?


Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop assistant, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and hasn’t stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor and part-time lecturer.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her fifteenth Tilly Tennant novel. Christmas bestseller A Very Vintage Christmas has just been made into a movie for Lifetime Channel.

Tilly also writes young adult fiction as Sharon Sant.

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