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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 16th April 2021
Feel the sun on your face on a Somerset terrace overlooking golden fields and wild meadowland, and watch as romance beckons and long-hidden secrets are revealed…
When twenty-seven-year-old Posy arrives at picture-perfect Oleander House in the Somerset village of Astercombe, she is enchanted. Adopted when she was just a baby, Posy is excited to re-connect with her birth family and help out on the family cider farm with its old stone walls and bees buzzing in the hedgerows.
There’s just one tiny problem – her new next-door neighbour, haughty, handsome vineyard-owner Lachlan. Lachlan has taken an instant dislike to Posy, and after a furious argument when she ventures on his land, she’s pretty certain there’s not a heart of gold beneath his frosty exterior.
Yet as she falls in love with the flower-filled hedgerows and apple-green fields of her new life, she discovers more about her grumpy neighbour. Even though he acts like the world is out to get him, she can’t ignore the sad expression in his dark eyes.
And when Posy discovers the heartbreaking secret that is tearing Lachlan apart, she understands why he has shut the door on the world and vows to help him, as well as the vineyard, which has fallen on hard times. Yet just as Lachlan lets Posy in, a terrible night threatens to destroy everything she has begun to care about and puts someone she loves at risk. Will her dream life in the country come at an awful price?
If you love Nicola May, Debbie Macomber and Milly Johnson, then you will adore The Little Orchard on the Lane. An enchanting summer romance about new beginnings, second chances and trusting your heart.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I love Tilly’s writing and I couldn’t wait for this story.
This book is about more than falling in love. It’s about family and friendship. Posy is very conscious that her adoptive family are not being replaced by her birth family. Posy is a sweet, kind-hearted woman. She is quite selfless. She takes redundancy so that others who need the job more can stay. She offers to help Lachlan with no expectations of anything in return.
Asa was a great character. He has such a fun personality. There are some really low moments for Asa and those were really hard to read. I also loved Marella. She really brings out the fun side of Posy.
Lachlan is a real tourtoured soul. He’s a gruff hottie. I just wanted to wrap him up and tell him it will all be okay. I wanted to tell him he can let it all out.
This book is a real feel-good story. It was a welcome escape from real life. Grab yourself a cuppa and snuggle down for a great read!