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.The Hotel at Honeymoon Station by Tilly Tennant
Also by this author: Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn, The Man Who Can't Be Moved, Mishaps and Mistletoe, Little Acts of Love
Published by Bookouture on 18th June 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Run away to the Dorset countryside, to the sleepy village of Honeymoon, where rose-adorned thatched cottages soak up the sunlight and Emma is risking everything for a brave new start on life and love…
When Emma’s useless fiancé tells her a lie she cannot forgive, she decides enough is enough. She leaves him, quits her dead-end job and travels hundreds of miles away to the ancient village of Honeymoon in the Dorset countryside, to help her friend Tia turn the old train station into a boutique hotel.
Tia has told Emma that it will be a project, but when Emma arrives in Honeymoon and sees a weed-choked crumbling ruin, her vision of an idyllic life in Dorset begins to disintegrate. But when she meets twinkly-eyed builder Aiden in the village shop, and sparks fly between them, she can’t help but feel that the stars have for once aligned.
As work begins on the hotel, Emma and Aiden grow closer, and on sun-dappled evening walks, he tells her the secrets of the village. But there are some villagers who wish that Emma had never arrived in Honeymoon… And when Emma is involved in a terrible accident on site, and then discovers what Aiden has been keeping from her, it feels like the universe is telling her to leave Honeymoon for good. What if she was wrong to say goodbye to all that was safe and familiar? Will she ever be able to find her happy-ever-after in Honeymoon?
A completely gorgeous and romantic read about being brave and taking chances on love and life. Fans of Shari Low, Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson will be enchanted by The Hotel at Honeymoon Station.
Thank you to bookouture for my copy of this book via netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I have been a fan of Tilly’s writing for many years and I always look forward to new book.
Emma is pretty fed up with life. Everyone around her is getting what they want but she is stuck in this job she hates, with a fiance who only thinks about himself. I did find Emma to be a bit frustrating. She let Dougie treat her like a doormat and constantly made excuses for him. He didn’t deserve her and she should have ditched him a long time ago. The same thing in her job. She let her boss walk all over her. It was hard to see her have no self worth. It was so lovely to see the Emma after she ditched Dougie and her job.
I loved Tilly’s descriptions of Honeymoon, it sounds like a lovely place to go on holiday to. I also loved the way Emma and Aiden’s relationship built. The book was about more than romance though. It was about Emma realising her own self worth and not being afraid to get what she wants.
This is a real feel good book that will leave you smiling and longing for a trip to the countryside.
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