Evening lovelies – I hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday. Today I’m taking part in a blog blitz and am delighted to bring you a review of A Cornish Summer at Pear Tree Farm by Angela Britnell, a heartwarming romance in a beauitul setting…..
about the book
Title: A Cornish Summer at Pear Tree Farm
Author: Angela Britnell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Estimated page count: 190
Formats available: Paperback, Audiobook and eBook
Publisher: Choc Lit (3 Aug. 2021)
Tour organised by: Rachel’s Random Resources
Cornish charm and a Tennessee twist – the perfect pair?
Nessa Vivian is determined to keep her parents’ business afloat, but Pear Tree Farm near the backwater Cornish village of Polgarth didn’t do well as farm, and it’s not faring much better as a camp site. Maybe it’s due to Nessa’s habit of taking in troubled runaways, like ex-soldier Crispin, for next to nothing. Or perhaps her highly-strung sister Lowena is right – caravans named after Beatles’ songs and homegrown pears are not enough to turn the farm into a tourist haven.
Then another troubled runaway turns up, posing the greatest threat yet. Ex-musician Ward Spencer from Tennessee is certainly intriguing, but could his plans to put nearby Tregereth House on the map mean Pear Tree Farm is finished – or does his arrival signal a second lease of life, and not just for Nessa’s business?
about the book
Nessa runs a campsite in a little village in Cornwall, unusually though she takes in those in need and those that don’t want to go home. She’s plodding along until new neighbour Ward buys Tregereth House next door, and he pretty much sweeps her off her feet. Until she finds out what his plans are for the house – plans that could put her out of business. Will she be able to look past her initial reservations or is it too much of a compromise? And will they get the second chance they both deserve?
This is a lovely little contemporary romance. I really liked Ward from the start, and although Nessa first comes across as kind, she becomes dismissive and cold at times. She’s obviously worried about her business but she has a habit of overreacting to the smallest things….I’m just glad she has good people around her to kick her into gear!! There are a lot of strong women in this; women who have been through trying times but come out the other side and I loved that. Ward really is a darling though and only appears to have everyone’s best interests at heart.
The setting is beautiful. Lovely gardens, lots of green and a hint of sea. Not only that but the talk of pasties and ice cream will have your belly rumbling!
The plot is a lovely one of new starts and second chances for so many of the characters and it really will warm your heart. So if you’re looking for the next romance to make you smile, then this could be for you.
about the author
Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties!
A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to over three decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Her first novel ‘Truth and Consequence’ was published in 2006 and she’s now had over 30 novels published internationally and several short stories in women’s magazines.
If you’d like to find out more of what Angela gets up to (Advance warning: this may include references to wine, dark chocolate, Poldark and the hunky Aidan Turner) check out www.angelabritnellromance.com or follow her on facebook , www.twitter.com/angelabritnell and on Instagram as Angela Golley Britnell.
Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the blitz and to Angela and Choc Lit for my copy of the book. All views and opinions are my own.
Enjoy your evening lovelies