Also this evening, I have a review for you on the blog tour of The Landlord of Hummingbird House by Jane Harvey, a lovely story of healing, unlikely friendships, and not judging a book by its cover……
Title: The Landlord of Hummingbird House
Author: Jane Harvey
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Estimated page count: 175
Formats available: Paperback, eBook
Publisher: Dreena Collins (26 Aug. 2021)
Tour organised by: Rachel’s Random Resources
When April moves into Hummingbird House, she is intrigued by her mysterious landlord, Dai.
With a bruised heart and a distinct lack of furniture, she spends the summer getting to know the other occupants. As she smartens up her home and makes peace with her recent past, she befriends Paul, a solitary ex-chef, and Betty, an elderly lady who lives in the basement flat.
But Hummingbird House holds many secrets, and the relationships of the tenants are not as straightforward as they seem. April learns some shocking truths one eventful night, and realises that victims and villains can look the same.
The Landlord of Hummingbird House is a contemporary novel exploring unlikely friendships, unexpected love interests, and family relationships. Here, everyone is in need of a second chance – and appearances can be deceptive.
After an unexpected breakup, April finds herself moving into her own flat for the first time ever. When she arrives to move in she’s greeted by the landlord and it’s fair to say she’s not impressed. But she’s happy with her flat and starts to quickly settle in. But it’s not just landlord Dai that lives in the block, there are four others, who she builds up unlikely friendships with. But as she gets to know them she realises that each have their one things going on and learns that you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover……..
This is a lovely story about April and the other residents of the block. It was a pleasure getting to know them all, their little quirks, their secrets and the things that others would least expect about them. There are some superb little twists in this too, especially the ending which after providing a jaw dropping moment, left me with a big smile on my face.
April is pretty judgey to start with but soon learns that it’s not the best way forward, which also leaves the reader with a nice little reminder of this (I’m sure we’re all guilty of it at some point). I really liked her and some of the others from the start though, although others took a little more warming too. Her little niece is such a little delight too!
I really enjoyed the fact that Hummingbird House turned out to be quite a little community, a bit like a dysfunctional family who all look out for one another. It’s the sort of place you’d feel completely safe living.
So if you’re looking for a lovely tale of second chances, unlikely friendships and a real community vibe, with some wonderful characters then this could be for you! Recommended by me.
about the author
Jane Harvey is a pen name (shhh). She crafts fun fiction for the thinking woman, where she enjoys exploring unexpected friendships and writing happy endings. This is lucky, because in real life her (prize-winning) fiction is a little bleaker. She was born and raised on the island of Jersey, and lives with two males and a dog. She owns an admirable collection of animal vases and unusual lighting.
follow the tour
Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour and to Jane for a copy of the book. All views and opinions are my own.
I’ll be back tomorrow my lovelies. Enjoy your evening.