Lila Edwards keeps to herself. Jilted on her wedding day by her fiancé, she has little interest in looking for love again.
She spends most of her time hiding away in her cosy cottage, snuggling on the sofa with her two cats and trying to find the energy to invest in her online craft business.
Widower Ethan Morris has been drifting from job to job since he lost his wife, unable to commit to anything for long. He’s returned to Sunflower Street to stay with his ailing mother and is secretly glad to have an excuse to go home. His mother suggests that he puts his manual skills to good use by starting his own painting and decorating business.
The glorious spring sunshine reveals all the areas of Lila’s cottage that are in need of maintenance, as well as a good spring clean, and her friends suggest that she hires someone to do the work. At first, Lila is reluctant, having kept things the same since her fiancé left, but she has to admit that a fresh lick of paint on the walls and some more shelves for her books would be nice. When a flyer advertising a new local painter and decorator lands on Lila’s doormat, it seems like fate has made the decision for her.
As Ethan works his magic on Lila’s cottage, and spring brings hope and renewal to Sunflower Street, is it possible that there could be a new beginning in store for Lila and Ethan too?
A Sparkling Read!
I was so looking forward to reading this book that I had it pre-ordered so I could get it as soon as possible!
Lila Edwards lives in Sunflower Street and loves her cottage but it needs a bit of freshening up; Ethan Morris has recently moved back to the area and sets up his new handyman business just in time for Lila to be his first customer. Both of them have baggage (and then some!), so they begin by tiptoeing around each other … can they be friends or perhaps even more?
This is such a lovely read! Rachel Griffiths was one of the very first authors to offer me an arc when I began blogging; I adored that first book and have relished everything she has written since then. Spring Shoots on Sunflower Street heralds a new series and it promised to be everything I expect it to be – warm, empathetic, magical, entertaining and providing a wonderful warm glow to the reader. The writing flows smoothly and makes for such an easy read, and the cover is just perfect given the content! I’m so looking forward to the rest of this series and cannot recommend this enough. A full five sparkling stars!
I bought this book myself; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook
- Size: 130 pages
- Publisher: Cosy Cottage Books
- Publication Date: 28 February 2020
- Links: Goodreads
Rachel Griffiths is an author, wife, mother, Earl Grey tea drinker, gin enthusiast, dog walker and fan of the afternoon nap. She loves to read, write and spend time with her family.