Today I’m also delighted to be on the blog tour of Starcross Manor by Christie Barlow, and bringing you a review of this wonderful, funny, uplifting, feel good novel; Book 4 in the Love Heart Lane Series.

book blurb & info

Dying to know more about the brooding and mysterious Flynn Carter and the secrets behind his plans for Starcross Manor?

You won’t want to miss the next spellbinding chapter in the Love Heart Lane series – where friends are there for you no matter what.

When Julia Coleman meets Flynn Carter again in the cosy village of Heartcross it can only mean trouble. Flynn might be rich, brooding and sexy, but Julia knows first-hand he’s ruthless and she plans to watch his every move.

When Julia discovers Flynn’s plans for beautiful Starcross Manor her greatest fears come true.  Because Flynn’s dreams of turning Starcross into a luxury hotel could ruin Julia’s dreams…and finish off the community of Heartcross for good.

Flynn makes it clear he doesn’t want trouble, and he’s not the man Julia thinks he is.  As he sets about convincing the community he’s changed, he hopes he can convince Julia to give him another chance too…

Published by: One More Chapter on 14th August 2020

Formats available: Paperback, Audiobook & eBook.

Purchase Links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my thoughts

When Julia recognises Flynn Carter in her village, she’s gobsmacked.  What is the man who left her friend heartbroken doing in her little village? She finds out he’s here to develop Starcross Manor, but he’s not planning to turn it into a retirement home but a five star hotel…….  Feeling that all their local businesses are at risk, Julia rallies the community but ends up causing problems she hadn’t anticipated.

But as Julia experiences a disaster of her own, Flynn comes to her aid.  But does he have ulterior motives? Are her first impressions of him right, or has she got him all wrong? And what will the hotel mean for the community of Heartcross?

This is such a fantastic, heartwarming and feel good story.  I’ve not read any of the previous books in the series so all the characters were new to me, and I fell in love with them all.  They are such a fantastic community, rallying round to help each other in times of need and pulling together when they feel threatened.  They all get on so well, and it’s so lovely to see.

Starcross Manor focusses on Julia, the owner of the B&B in the village and Flynn, a gorgeous and rich property developer……and an ex of one of her friends.  Julia is a super strong and lovely woman, and just wants what’s best for her business, clients and community.  But she definitely doesn’t approach things in the right way and doesn’t realise how much trouble she’ll cause.  Flynn is charming but with a bit of a chequered past.  At first I was unsure of him, but completely fell in love with him the more I got to know him and willed him and Julia together!

The other characters in this; the other members of the village, are all fantastic and I really want to read the rest in the series now!  They’re all supportive, lovely and caring and I really want to take myself on a break to Heartcross!  It sounds like there are so many wonderful places to visit; the tearooms, the farm, alpaca walking and more!

I adored the storyline.  It was heartwarming, uplifting and humorous and I enjoyed every second of it.  Barlow’s writing style is wonderful, easy and enjoyable to read and I’m so excited to read more from her!  If you’re looking for your next book to curl up with and get lost in a happy, feel good story with amazing characters, then you should check this out.  Highly recommended by me!



about the author

Christie Barlow is the number 1 International bestselling author of ten bestsellers including A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Clover Cottage. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada & Australia.

Where to find Christie online: Instagram ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to tour and to Christie and the publisher for gifting me with a copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own.

Have a wonderful day my lovelies and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Chelle x

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