2019, Blog Tour, Book review

Foxglove Farm by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @rararesources

Foxglove Farm is the second book in the Love Heart Lane series and today I have the pleasure of sharing my review as part of the blog tour with thanks to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite.

About the book

Return to Love Heart Lane for friendship, romance and a community who will be be there for you no matter what…

Isla and Drew Allaway appear to have the perfect life – a strong marriage, two beautiful children and their picture-perfect home, Foxglove Farm.

But, new mum Isla is struggling.  She loves her little family but with Drew working all hours on the farm, Isla’s lonely.

When she discovers that Drew has been keeping secrets from her, Isla has to face losing the home they all love.

Can the Love Heart Lane community pull together once more to help save Foxglove Farm?  And can Isla save her home…and her marriage?

Foxglove Farm is available to purchase now – Amazon

My thoughts

This is my first venture into Love Heart Lane and Foxglove Farm was a perfect introduction. Although it’s the second book in the series it can easily be read as a stand-alone and at no point through the book did I feel like I had missed out with not having read Love Heart Lane first. I will be catching up though as I enjoyed this book so much, I have to see what I’ve missed.

Isla and Drew Allaway live at Foxglove Farm, they’ve been together years and with two gorgeous children they seem to have a perfect marriage but cracks start to appear and Isla feels like she is loosing the man she thought she knew. Why is Drew keeping secrets and in such a mood all the time? With many obstacles thrown their way can the couple sort things out?

Foxglove Farm is filled with some fabulous characters that you just can’t help growing to love. From the young to the old, each character really stands out and comes to life and I couldn’t help being totally immersed in this story.

I loved the sense of community in the story, like any small place, everyone knows everyone and everybody seems to know your business but what stood out in the story was how everyone looked out for each other and in times of need they were there to lend a helping hand.

I totally devoured this book and although the main story is about Isla and Drew it was nice to have the little side stories giving us an insight into the other characters lives. One character that I particularly loved was Martha, oh lord she did make me giggle at times. So full of life but an absolute rock for Isla and Drew.

Foxglove Farm is a wonderful story, it has suspense and humour and it left me feeling all cosy and warm. It’s one of those stories that gets under your skin, when you’re not reading you’re thinking about the characters and when you’ve finished they stay with you.

It’s all about the books will definitely be recommending Foxglove Farm, it’s a real feel good story that touches on some sensitive issues but is filled with love, friendships, family and community. Fantastic.

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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, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Foxglove 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.

Author links – Website | Twitter | Facebook

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