The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane ~ Summer Secrets

Written by Emily Harvale


Escape to the seaside village of Little Pondale with Part Two of this heart-warming and romantic, four-part serial.

Mia Ward was amazed to inherit her great-aunt Matilda’s thatched cottage in the tiny seaside village of Little Pondale – especially as Mia didn’t know she had a great-aunt Matilda. She was even more astonished to discover she’d only inherit the place if she lives there for a year.

Now Mia and her friends, Ella and Garrick are embracing village life. Garrick’s also embracing someone in The Frog and Lily, so Mia turns her attention to one or two of her sexy, single neighbours. But great-aunt Matilda remains an enigma and Mia’s still determined to discover who she was.

When Mia’s mum, Lori arrives, she’s eager to see what the summer has to offer. There’s the Kite Festival, the Fête, the Frog Hill Run, but what really appeals to Lori, much to Mia’s horror, is the Midsummer Night’s naked bathing in the pond at Frog’s Hollow.

As sweltering days surrender to sultry nights, love is definitely in the air. And when an incident means Mia has to face her greatest fear, help arrives from a surprising source. But one thing is clear… someone is trying to make sure Mia doesn’t stay in Little Pondale…




Another Fun Story in this Super Series!     5 stars


It’s such a pleasure to return to Little Pondale and pick up this series where book one left off.

Once again, we follow Mia, Ella and Garrick as they settle in to Sunbeam Cottage and begin to participate in village life. Still unsuccessful in the bid to find out more about Mia’s benefactress, Great Aunt Matilda, they continue to wonder about her and find out what they can.

Garrick’s romance with Alexia continues but Mia and Ella are still waiting for their ‘Mr Rights’. Living in a small seaside village is quite a bit different to city living, and the trio find it difficult to accept that their every move is not only known but gossiped about locally.

Emily Harvale has a lovely smooth and flowing manner with words, and successfully manages to entwine several story lines and introduce a bit of a mystery in this second book. A great cast of characters continues to keep this one fresh and interesting and I’ve been completely enthralled with all the goings-on and am so looking forward to reading the third novel. A definite must read, and especially if you are looking for an enjoyable holiday book – or three!

My thanks to both the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing my copy. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: rom-com


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 323 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Crescent Gate Publishing
  • Publication Date: 11 June 2018
  • Purchase Links: Amazon UK
  •                                 Amazon US


Meet the Author


41tYUZwzbgL._SY200_Emily Harvale is the best-selling author of eighteen novels, three novellas and two short stories. She is a member of the SoA and RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. Emily writes romantic comedy and women’s fiction and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart. Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings (famous for the battle of 1066) where she now writes full-time.

Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats, and says they spend almost as much time sprawled across her keyboard, as she does typing on it.

To catch up with Emily, go to her website at where you can sign up for her Readers’ Club newsletter and/or connect with her on social media.




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