Written by Emma Davies
The climb up the hill takes her past sweet-smelling pink roses in full bloom and leads her to an utterly breathtaking view. Megan is happy to be home at last, but will her relationship have survived the journey?
It has been a difficult few years for thirty-year-old Megan Forrester, completing her apprenticeship and trying to maintain a long-distance relationship with her gorgeous boyfriend, Liam.
She’s returned home to compete in a local craft competition. The prize is the chance to design beautiful new gates for the estate at the bottom of the hill, a job which could secure her future in the village forever.
As the contest gets underway, Megan is devastated when a rival design turns out to be almost identical to hers. Someone in the close-knit community must have leaked her sketches, but who? Is it the same person spreading heartbreaking rumours about Liam?
Down to the last few left in the competition, Megan throws her heart and soul into a show-stopping final piece… but will winning even matter when the truth about Liam is finally revealed?
A Glorious Read!
It’s a pleasure to return to Joy’s Acre and find out what they’re all getting up to – one thing’s for sure, life there is never dull . . .
As we catch up with Sean, Maddie, Clara, Tom and Trixie we meet the latest guests to arrive in the two completed cottages. With work continuing and autumn closing in, there is so much going on! One of the cottage occupants, Megan, is a local who is there to compete in a craft competition and soon finds herself with plenty of support. But is there something underhand going on?
Emma Davies’ writing is glorious; smooth flowing, intertwining several storylines and growing her characters with each book. Everyone has their own thing going on, and work is as busy as ever but it’s only a matter of time until something upsets the rhythm of life. How will they deal with that? Will their harmony be lost forever? This group work well as a team and always look out for each other, but how can they overcome the latest problems thrown in their path, and will their easy friendships ever resume?
This author writes so well, it’s such a pleasure to have her novels on my reading list. The characters really do come alive on the page and this series always leaves me with fabulous images of the area it is set in as it moves through the season with plenty of food for thought whilst answering all the questions arising, leaving Joy’s Acre ripe for another instalment. Can’t wait! A special mention has to go to the wonderful covers for this series .. I can feel them drawing me in. A well-earned five stars from me.
My thanks to publisher Bookouture for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2328 KB
- Print Length: 323 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture
- Publication Date: 31 August 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
Meet the Author
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 www.emmadaviesauthor.com 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).