Firstly I have to apologise as this review is a day late. This is very unusual for me and I can only apologise to Rebecca and all the team at HQ for my mistake. Now less about me and more about this wonderful story.
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Escape to Honeysuckle Hall by Rebecca Raisin
Also by this author: Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe, Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe, The Bookshop on the Corner, Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe
Published by HQ Digital on 5th August 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Run away to the countryside with the latest romantic comedy from the bestselling author of Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop!
A fresh start brings a second chance at love…
When Orly’s boyfriend and business partner dumps her for a celebrity fling, she finds solace in tacos, tequila and tears. One terrible hangover later, she’s packed her bags and swapped her London apartment for the overgrown grounds of Honeysuckle Hall.
After years spent catering to others’ whims, Orly is going after what she wants: a simpler life, surrounded by nature. Her plan to set up countryside retreats for burned-out city-dwellers means she soon has the social life she’s been dreaming of – and gorgeous carpenter Leo is always around when she needs something fixed…
As Orly’s new life blossoms, so does her friendship with Leo, and she wonders if she’s finally found somewhere to put down roots – until she discovers a series of anonymous notes, warning her off. Was she wrong to trust Leo? Or is someone else trying to sabotage her future?
A heartwarming romance full of humour, friendship and honeysuckle-scented dreams! Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin.
I feel like it’s been an age since I read one of Rebecca’s books but in reality, it was only April 2020. I mean a lot has happened since then but I was very excited to be enveloped into a new world created by an author I love.
Our main character is Orly. Orly is quite the impressive woman. She isn’t afraid to put in the hard work and two have owned not one but 2 businesses by her age is quite something. I liked how resolute she was with Harry and how she picked herself up. She is a strong determined woman. I would love to be friends with her.
Esterlita, what a character. I love this woman. With all her little Filipino ways and her amazing cooking. I think I need Esterlita to move next door to me please. She is such a fun character!
I also loved Orly’s best friend Maya. I think she is really good for Orly. She knows just how to push her out of her comfort zone. I would love to see a follow up story for Maya.
Finally I cannot write a review without writing about the lovely Leo. Not only is he good with his hands he is sweet and caring. I just wanted them to work instantly.
Rebecca has written a story not only about romance but about showing you that you can do whatever you set your mind to. I have a few of Rebecca’s books on my TBR pile and I can’t wait to catch up.
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