Saturday, 24 February 2018

Spring on the Little Cornish Isles: The Flower Farm by Phillipa Ashley @PhillipaAshley #BlogTour @AvonBooksUK #Review

I'm thrilled to be sharing my review of Spring on the Little Cornish Isles: Flower Farm by Phillipa Ashley on the blog tour today. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

Jess has lived at the idyllic flower farm on the Isles of Scilly her whole life, but when her boyfriend Adam leaves without explanation, Jess discovers that even her little slice of Cornish heaven can be lonely.

For the first time in Will’s life, he’s met someone he can’t stop thinking about. But nothing is simple when the woman of your dreams is working for you.

Gaby is running away from painful memories, and where could be more perfect than a remote island off the Cornish coast? But to put the past behind her, she must keep moving … however much she might want to stay.

Nothing is simple, even on paradise. Will love bloom for the residents of the little Cornish Isles?

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I love how Phillipa Ashley always brings both her characters and the setting of her stories to life. I couldn't help but fall in love with both the flower farm and the characters. The way the story is written I would probably class it as a standalone so don't worry if you haven't read book one in the series. However it was lovely to catch up with characters from the first book and she how they were doing.

This book follows a couple of characters but I thought this helped keep the story fresh and interesting. Gaby is trying to come to terms with a tragic event and you can feel her loss and pain as she tries to look to the future. Then you have Jess who is trying to pick up the pieces after her relationship with Adam ends. This part of the story definitely had me intrigued I just had to know why it went wrong for them.

There are themes of family, friendship, loss and love that just made this story so enjoyable. I found myself a cosy spot on the sofa with a hot chocolate and in no time at all I was caught up in the story hoping for a happy ending.

Charming and completely heartwarming!

Five stars from me!

With thanks to Sabah at Avon Books for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.