The Cottage On Lily Pond Lane-Summer Secrets (Book 2) by Emily Harvale


Length: 140 pages

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What they say: 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…

The Review: Yup, I did what I said I was going to and ran straight to book 2 of this great series as we come back to Mia, who is still navigating her way through the mysteries of Little Pondale, including unwanted gifts from someone who obviously doesn’t want her to last the year and claim her inheritance. This was done expertly and I found myself backing away distrustingly from all asunder-thinking ‘hold on a second …’

The romance is upped in this book 2 and I fell into it, deciding almost immediately who I wanted Mia to end up with. Now I will admit there are a lot around vying for her affections, but we were told that there’s a lot of single men there, and Mia’s new, so fine! I flew through the book and enjoyed it thoroughly. It’s definitely something a little different and I’ve just finished book 3 this morning and will have the review of both that and book 4, which I’m reading now, with you in time for Halloween (book 3 is autumnal and book 4 is Halloween-y!)

Rating: 4.5/5


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