“I expected a basic (but enjoyable) romantic comedy. Instead, I found something much deeper.”
“A genuinely uplifting and beautiful book.”
“A gem of a book; an absolute delight to read.”
Dan is happy with his life. He just hasn’t started living it yet.
Dan Whitaker is 20, lives in a sleepy village in Devon and works in a small DIY shop. He likes numbers and hero worships Lord Nelson. But he finds ordinary people difficult to understand and he’s certainly never had a girlfriend. His mother mocks him, and he misses his father and he pines for Ollie, his only childhood friend who truly understood him.
But, despite it all, Dan thinks he’s happy enough. Until one June day, the beautiful and mysterious Libby walks into his shop – and into his life.
Libby’s sudden appearance turns Dan’s ordered existence upside down. But Dan soon realises that Libby isn’t who she seems. Who exactly is she? What is she hiding, and, more importantly, who’s that threatening man always looking for her?
In trying to help Libby, Dan comes to realise what’s missing in his own life, and, in turn, appreciates what’s really important…
Part One of The Tales of Little Leaf.
Part Two, Winter in July, is now available as an Amazon pre-order, due 15 April 2021.
Part Three, Departure in September, is also available on pre-order, due 15 June 2021.
Warm & Delightful!
Such a lovely, warm, heartfelt tale .. truly enjoyable!
Dan Whitaker is 20, and struggles with things outwith his routine. He works in a small DIY shop, not too far from where he lives with his mother. He knows everything there is to know about Lord Nelson but missed his boyhood friend Ollie. He’s never had a girlfriend but when Libby, a very attractive young woman comes into the shop and has quite an effect on Dan.Then a strange man comes looking for her and Dan realises there’s more to Libby than meets the eye. What happens next changes Dan’s outlook on life, and his future in it.
This is such a beautifully written story; I just fell into it and couldn’t stop reading! Great characters, really well created and an easy dialogue all make for a very moreish read and I shall certainly be watching out for the next two books in this series. On the surface this is a straightforward story about life but there is so much more to it than that and it just oozes warmth and delight. Terrifically enjoyable and highly recommended, I’m happy to give this one 4.5*
My thanks to the author both for making me aware of his novel and providing my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: humorous fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 233 pages
- Publication Date: 15 February 2021
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I was born one Christmas Day, which means, as a child, I lost out on presents. Nonetheless, looking back on it, I lived a childhood with a “silver spoon in my mouth” – brought up in a rambling manor house in the beautiful Devon countryside.
It’s been downhill ever since.
I was a librarian for a long time, a noble profession. Then I started a series called History In An Hour which I sold, along with my soul, to HarperCollins UK.
I now live in London with my wife, two children and dog (a fluffy cockapoo) and write historical fiction, mainly 20th century war and misery.
Historical fiction with heart.