Welcome to Love Heart Lane…
When Flick Simons returns to the small village of Heartcross she only expected to stay for a few days. The white-washed cottages of Love Heart Lane might be her home, but the place holds too many painful memories, and of one man in particular – Fergus Campbell.
When a winter storm sweeps in, the only bridge connecting the village to the main land is swept away! As the villagers pull together, Flick finds herself welcomed back by the friends she once left behind. And as the snow begins to melt, maybe there is a chance that Fergus’s heart will thaw too…
There’s nothing better than the start of a new series with brand new characters. I always love getting to know new ones. As you would also expect from this genre of book, we also have the idyllic setting.
I love Scotland and what’s better than Scotland in winter time? Lots of snow adding to the most wonderful visions I had in my head. I loved how close knit the village is and how secluded it was also. Though as we soon get to realise, being out in the middle of nowhere does come with a down side.
This is very much a story about community spirit. It’s about everyone pulling together at a time of crisis. There is also a wonderful sense of friendship and I mean real friendship. These are friends that pull together and are there for each other when it really matters. I was very envious of theses characters and wanted to join them along at the pub or up at the farm. I definitely wanted to be one of the crowd either way.
Flick and Fergus obviously have a lot of history and I was intrigued to know more about why they had parted ways and why Fergus wasn’t giving Flick the warmest of welcomes. Even so, you can still sense a certain amount of chemistry between the two and I was gripped to the pages to see how things were going to work out for the pair of them.
Love Heart Lane is a heart warming and all consuming read that I couldn’t get enough of. I read it in one day as I was desperate to see if Flick gets her happy ending. The good thing of course about this book, is that of course, there’s more to come! I can’t wait to be back in Heartcross again! A truly fabulous novel.
My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources, NetGalley and Harper Impulse for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Love Heart Lane is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).
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, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Love Heart Lane. 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 http://www.mamalifemagazine.co.uk bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the book world.