Summer at the Little Cottage on the Hill

Written by Emma Davies


Take an endless stroll through wild meadows and breathe in the sweet aroma of flowers in full bloom. The first ever guest at the little cottage on the hill is looking for an escape, but her past is not far behind her…

Thirty-two-year-old ‘ice queen’ Isobel slams the cottage door and pulls the curtains shut. She has just six weeks to practise for a secret project that could save her career and no one must know she is here.

When Tom, the local thatcher with eyes as blue and deep as the ocean, hears the sound of her violin on the breeze he feels a tug at his heart-strings that reminds him of happier times. Who is this mysterious new lodger, and why does she look so familiar?

Desperate to find out more, Tom is devastated when Isobel refuses to enjoy everything the farm has to offer. He won’t give in, but just when it looks like Isobel is coming out of her shell, someone recognises her and the troubles from her past threaten to take away everything she has been working towards.

Will the lessons Isobel learned at the little cottage help her to stand up and face the music? Will Tom ever find a way to unlock the emotion she needs to move on?




A Sumptuous Read and a First Class Series!   5 stars


The second book in this series is a very fitting sequel to the warmth of the first, which I recently read and reviewed. If you need something to put a smile in your heart this summer, this is it!

We continue the story from exactly where we left off in the last book by welcoming the first guest to Joy’s Acre and those who have prepared for and dreamed of this day finally arriving are very excited to welcome Isobel to their midst. However, Isobel struggles with the friendliness of their welcome; she has come there to work, not to socialise.

Summer at the farm sounds delicious! Not only is the produce plentiful but accordingly the food will make your mouth water. Add in the sunshine, the country setting and the chance to get to know Tom much better than we did first time round plus the enigma who is Isobel, and this is another stunning read from Emma Davies. A full-length novel stuffed with people, places and events this will keep you happily enthralled until you reach the final page, when you can sit back with a sigh of satisfaction. A sumptuous read and a first class series, this is one for your reading list. Without any doubt, it is completely worthy of a full five stars!

My grateful thanks to publishers Bookouture for approving my request via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: rom-com



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2211 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Published: Bookouture
  • Publication Date: 30 May 2018
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Meet the Author


716S5Kt+QAL._UX250_After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.

After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time, and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.

Pop over to her website where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also wave to her on twitter @EmDaviesAuthor or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her).





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