How have I got this far in life without reading a Tilly Tennant book before? It’s actually quite a feat, considering how many she has written – and if they are all like, The Summer Of Secrets, my TBR pile is about to topple over under the weight.
If you’re looking for something to make you smile, with a guaranteed happy ending – but with plenty of twists and turns in the middle – then this book is for you.
It did take me a chapter to ease into it but once I was there I got caught up in the lives of eclectic mix of characters.
Here’s the blurb:
Harper Woods wakes up every morning on Silver Hill Farm feeling like the luckiest woman in the world. She’s recently engaged to the tall, dark and handsome Shay, out of her window lie rolling golden cornfields, and just downstairs are the gorgeous tea rooms she’s always dreamed of owning.
But Harper is about to discover a secret that will change her luck forever. For better or worse? She has no idea.
Distracted by her find, Harper doesn’t notice Shay getting rather close to his ex from the village. And as news of Harper’s discovery spreads through Silver Hill, there are people who are keen to stir up trouble, in particular, Will Frampton, handsome recluse and Lord of Silver Hill House, the crumbling stately home the other side of the hill.
Can Harper trust any man in Silver Hill? And as relationships are tested and tea cakes begin to fly, will anyone catch the romance blossoming in the most unexpected of places?
While the blurb mentions Harper, we also follow the tales of Pip, Cesca and, to some degree, Allie.
There was one point in the book where love was in very short supply and I wasn’t sure if anyone was going to get their happy ending but I’m pleased to say it all works out in the end – and the story was more colourful for the ‘will they, won’t they’ moments.
Shay reminded me of a panto villain – I definitely wanted to boo and hiss every time he came on to the page – but posh Will and Kristofer, a “living, breathing viking”, tipped the scales on to the side of good.
All in all this was a great read which bounced along at quite a pace and, best of all, brought a smile to my face.
Now to pick which of her books to read next!
Price: £1.99 (via Amazon).
My rating: Four stars.
With thanks to Bookouture (via NetGalley) for the ARC in return for an honest review.