Monday 4 July 2016

Review of Sunshine and Secrets (Willow Cottage, #1) by Bella Osborne - Five **


**Part one of a new cosy and heartwarming seasonal series, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley.**
Beth is running away. With her young son Leo to protect, Willow Cottage is the lifeline she so desperately needs. Overlooking the village green in a beautiful Cotswolds idyll, Beth sees a safe place for little Leo.
When she finally uncovers the cottage from underneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree, Beth realises this is far more of a project than she bargained for and the locals are more than a little eccentric! A chance encounter with gruff Jack, who appears to be the only male in the village under thirty, leaves the two of them at odds but it’s not long before Beth realises that Jack has hidden talents that could help her repair more than just Willow Cottage.
Over the course of four seasons, Beth realises that broken hearts can be mended, and sometimes love can be right under your nose…


Oh what a little treasure this novella is! A cast of great characters, lovely Cotswold village and Beth trying to cope with the disaster she has bought. Leo is a typical little boy - helpful and whiny in equal measure!

I laughed and laughed while I read it - in one go I might add, couldn't put it down! Beth's friend Carly has some extremely funny moments. The times in London and the tree house spring to mind - just hilarious :)

The locals are a brilliant mixture of sane and crazy and spring up when least expected. Jack seems to be the only normal one, but even he has his moments. 

Another winner Bella! Cannot wait for the next one......

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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