March Monthly Review Update

Here is the March review reads list. It’s been a bit of a messy month with all of the corona virus events, and altering work and living arrangements. I’m slowly making my way through my ‘to read’ pile, but it doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller. (you can read the full reviews here: 2020 Book Reviews

*** “Bjelke Blue” edited by Edwina Shaw

***** “Starting Over At Acorn Cottage” by Kate Forster

*** “The Other Mrs Miller” by Allison Dickson

****1/2 “Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA” by Amaryllis Fox

 

 

 

 

 

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“Starting over at Acorn Cottage” Review

“Starting over at Acorn Cottage” – Book Review

“Starting over at Acorn Cottage” by Kate Forster has a little bit of everything; drama, despair, baking, renovations, love and a touch a magic.

Clara’s life is a mess. On discovering that her partner has been having an affair with her best friend, she throws caution to the wind, buys a rural property sight unseen, and chucks in her job in to start a life at Acorn Cottage. After a few minor setbacks, Clara forges new friendships with local baker Rachael, retired teacher Tassie, and the handsome handyman, Henry.

The characters are wonderful, flawed, believable and relatable. The plot flows smoothly, making it a hard book to put down. This is more than a simple romance novel, through the tales of three women and their interconnecting lives, it examines coming to terms with past mistakes and wrongs, managing emotions and rebuilding lives.

In the current world climate, it is wonderful to read such an uplifting and enjoyable piece, “Starting over at Acorn Cottage” is a light, engaging and delightful piece of escapism.

Stuck at home? Need something to read?

Then why note download Kate Forster’s lastest “Starting over at Acorn Cottage”.
$5.00 well spent and you’d be supporting a local author who can’t have a book launch due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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What’s it about?:
Buying a thatched cottage in the country may not be the usual cure for a broken heart. But after Clara Maxwell finds out her boyfriend and best friend have been sneaking around behind her back, packing her bags and leaving everything in London behind feels like it’s the only way forward.
Clara knew Acorn Cottage would be a fixer-upper… Yet in person, the cottage is less charmingly ramshackle and more a real health and safety concern. When Henry Garnett, her (rather handsome) new contractor, turns up with his little daughter Pansy and a van shaped like a cottage in tow, she isn’t sure whether to laugh or cry. What on earth has she gotten herself into?!
Still, there is something strangely lovable about the people in the little village of Merryknowe, from Rachel Brown, the quiet, lonely girl who bakes magical confections for the tearooms, to Tassie McIver, a little old lady with a lot of wisdom and a penchant for reading tea leaves. And Clara can’t deny that Henry and Pansy are quickly worming their way into her heart…
With all the heartbreak of the year behind her, could Acorn Cottage be the fresh start Clara so desperately wants?
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