Today I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Summer In The Orchard by Fay Keenan!
What they say:
Sophie Henderson loves her job at Carter’s Cider in the picturesque Somerset village of
Little Somerby, but with summer dawning before yet another picking and pressing season, and her boss David showing no signs of wanting to hang up his cider jug, perhaps it is time to move on.
She’s all set to hand in her notice when Alex Fraser, an intern from Vancouver, comes to
Little Somerby to learn everything he can about the cider business. With Sophie as his
mentor, attraction between them starts to grow alongside the apples.
For Alex, however, being in Little Somerby is about more than cider, and as the summer
grows warmer, and his relationship with Sophie blossoms, can he find the courage to tell herthe truth before it’s too late?
Fay Keenan’s charming, funny and deliciously romantic Little Somerby novels are sure
to delight all fans of Jilly Cooper, Fern Britton and Katie Fforde.
‘Moving, funny, thoughtful and romantic. Bring on the next one!’ JENNY KANE
The Review: We meet Sophie Henderson as she faces her old school to talk about her job at Carter’s Cider. She is more than passionate about it, which actually was a nice surprise (people in books are rarely happy in their jobs don’t you know!) So then we were back at the actual cider plant (apologies if the terminology is incorrect!) and I was wondering who this new intern, Alex, that she had to help was. I was thrilled when we moved onto Alex’s pov (I know!!) and hoped that it would be would give us an insight as to why he was really there. (New intern my foot-he had a few too many nuggets of information, I knew there was something about him!)
I’ll admit there were people in this book that were a bit over dramatic for me, but in general I enjoyed reading about Little Somerby. The romance is done very nicely and and there’s another side romance going on too. I haven’t read the first two books of this series and I’d think it could possibly help in introducing you to the locality, but all in all I enjoyed and would recommend for romance fans. Thanks so much to Aria for the book in return for an honest review and for allowing me to take part in the blog tour.
About the author
Fay Keenan was born in Surrey and raised in Hampshire, before finally settling back in the West Country. When Fay is not chasing her children around or writing, she teaches English at a local secondary school. She lives with her husband of fourteen years,
two daughters, a cat, two chickens and a Weimaraner called Bertie in a village in Somerset, which may or may not have provided the inspiration for Little Somerby.
Her website (which is lovely by the way!!) faykeenan.com
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