Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage by Heidi Swain @Heidi_Swain @simonschusterUK

Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an Amazon affiliate link)

Book Description:

From the bestelling author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market and The Cherry Tree Café comes a glorious summer treat of glamping, vintage tearooms and love …

When Lottie Foster’s grandmother’s best friend Gwen dies, she leaves Lottie her lovely home, Cuckoo Cottage.

Lottie loves the cottage but Matt, a charming local builder, points out that beneath its charm it is falling apart. Luckily he is always on hand to help with the problems that somehow seem to keep cropping up. But is he just a bit too good to be true? Certainly Will, Lottie’s closest neighbour, seems to think so.

Lottie plans to set up her own business renovating vintage caravans. She hasn’t told anyone about the project she has cooked up with Jemma from The Cherry Tree Café to repurpose Gwen’s old caravan and turn it into a gorgeous tearoom.

But before she can finally enjoy living with her legacy she must uncover who she can trust, and who to avoid. And with two men vying for her attention, will she also find love?

My Thoughts:

It looks like Lottie is getting a fresh start when she is left a cottage and surrounding land when her grandmother’s best friend dies. I loved the sound of Cuckoo Cottage as well as the little village. It sounded very idyllic and quaint. Thinks certainly look like they are off to a good start when Lottie meets the local vet, Will, although it isn’t the most ideal of introductions!

The downside to any small village is everyone knowing everyone’s business as well as gossips being out in force. As Lottie is the out of towner, she is under the scrutiny of many of the residents there. Thankfully most are lovely and I couldn’t wait to get to know them better along with Lottie. I did have my reservations about one certain character whose intentions I constantly questioned and found myself getting ever so wound up over.

There is lots going on that held my attention and the new friendships and love interests were enjoyable to read. I particularly liked Mags and her son Ed and would loved to have got to know a bit more about Mags in particular as felt there was more to her character. I also couldn’t help but get a bit swept away with Will. From the first time we get to meet him in the story, I couldn’t wait to find out more about him and what had brought him to the area also.

Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage was a wonderfully quaint read that was great escapism. The author had me visualising so many wonderful things in my head from the cottage itself to Lottie’s business ideas which I thought was such a fabulous idea. Things definitely don’t run smoothly for Lottie but it makes for a wholly entertaining read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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