- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon (14 May 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008328471
- ISBN-13: 978-0008328474
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.8 x 19.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Spring on the Little Cornish Isles: The Flower Farm Paperback – 14 May 2019
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About the Author
Phillipa Ashley writes warm, funny romantic fiction for a variety of world-famous international publishers.
After studying English at Oxford, she worked as a copywriter and journalist. Her first novel, Decent Exposure, won the RNA New Writers Award and was made into a TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. As Pippa Croft, she also wrote the Oxford Blue series – The First Time We Met, The Second Time I Saw You and Third Time Lucky.
Phillipa lives in a Staffordshire village and has an engineer husband and scientist daughter who indulge her arty whims. She runs a holiday-let business in the Lake District, but a big part of her heart belongs to Cornwall. She visits the county several times a year for ‘research purposes’, an arduous task that involves sampling cream teas, swimming in wild Cornish coves and following actors around film shoots in a camper van.
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Finishing the book within two days, I tumbled into the story from the very first couple of pages. A bumpy plane journey to the Cornish Isles would never be my idea of fun but it wasn't for Gaby either, so I'm pleased it's not just me. Island hopping to Scilly, the setting of The Flower Farm is absolutely delightful.
Surrounded by nothing except vast expanses of foliage, high winds and a cosy village town, the scenery is isolated but incredibly homely and lovable. If I could afford a place over there I would move in tomorrow, if this book was anything to go by.
The story itself follows two main subplots. The first being Gaby who gets a job at The Flower Farm to get away from a horrific family event six months ago. Looking a lot younger than she is, Gaby turns a few heads initially but soon starts to earn respect when her new colleagues discover that she really knows her stuff.
Secondly is Jess, who has lived at The Flower Farm for some time with her boyfriend Adam. However, his tendency to have a little flirt with other ladies makes her highly suspicious when he disappears with no explanation.
My favourite of the sub plots was Gaby's story, as I've been there myself having to prove myself to other people. It's a tale I could really relate to and I loved reading about the growing relationship with another member of the team, who shall remain nameless in this review. ( No spoilers here! )
As a whole, Spring on the Little Cornish Isles: The Flower Farm was a heartwarming read which I would gladly read time and time again on a rainy evening with a hot drink. An easy five stars!
After Jess gets dumped by the man of her dreams. While Will has his world is turned upside down by the arrival of a lady named Gaby. She is trying to escape her life, she has many demons in her closet. He tries to resist her but love wins in the end. Of course like any romance novel, there are many more twists and turns. I enjoyed reading all the details about their business, partners, and things like that.
While this is a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. Personally, though I would suggest you give the first book Spring on the Little Cornish Isles: The Driftwood Inn a chance. The reason being is you will understand the characters and settings more. I doubt you will understand all the inside information the author gives you in the first book.
Overall this is an immensely fun novel. It is well written, the characters are wonderful, and the setting is just divine. All the flowers, beautiful locations, and characters were a joy to read about. I can't wait to read more if there is a third book!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All thoughts are my own.
Pub Date 19 Feb 2018
Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for a review copy. I was not required to write a positive review.
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