A family secret
One shocking argument and ten-year-old Alice Parker’s world was turned upside down. Her peaceful life at Honeysuckle Farm in the quiet rural village of Brook Bridge swapped for the bustling metropolis of New York City. Alice’s life was changed forever…
A second chance
Now, thirteen years later, Alice’s American dream is over. With her life in tatters, there is only one place Alice wants to be… home at Honeysuckle Farm. So, when Alice learns her beloved Grandie is ill, she knows this is her last chance to heal the family rift.
A forever home?
But secrets still swirl in Brook Bridge, and Alice is no closer to discovering the truth. And for some reason her new friendship with local heartthrob Sam Reid seems to be making the locals tense.
Sick of the lies Alice knows it’s time to lay the past to rest once and for all. But could the truth ruin her hopes of ever calling Honeysuckle Farm again?
I’ve always enjoyed Christie Barlow’s books, but this one must be her best yet.
The story moves from the idyllic village of Brook Bridge to New York, and then back to Brook Bridge again.
Alice is a wonderful character, she’s caring and fun and loyal, but she’s also strong and gets things done.
She had a very special relationship with her grandad, who she calls Grandie, and was sad when she had to leave him suddenly and move to New York. When she returns to England, she is so delighted to pick things up with him again, and to settle into village life. Grandie is such a sweet character, I really liked him.
I loved the fact that the story centred around a dance school and dancing, a particular interest of mine.
The story is full of twists and turns and family secrets. There’s laughter and tears, love and heartache.
Like a hug in book form, this is a superb story, heart-warming and a joy to read. Highly recommended.
Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the advance copy and chance to take part in the blog tour.
MY RATING: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream and A Home at Honeysuckle Farm. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA & Australia.
Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being as well as Literary Editor for www.mamalifemagazine.co.uk bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the book world.
She loves to hear from her readers and you can get in touch via her website www.christiebarlow.com
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