Afternoon lovelies.  Today I’m thrilled to be part of the one day blog blitz, and bringing you a review of The Ticklemore Treasure Trove by Liz Davies; a wonderful, lighthearted romance that will make you smile and warm your heart…..

about the book

Title: The Ticklemore Treasure Trove
Author: Liz Davies
Genre: Chick lit
Series/Standalone: Third standalone book in the Ticklemore series
Estimated word count: 230
Formats available: Paperback and eBook.  Available on Kindle Unlimited
Publisher: Lilac Tree Books (1 Jun. 2021)

Nell Chapman has always assumed that one (or the other) of her twin sons would help run her antique shop once they finished university. The boys, however, have other plans, when they announce they’re going backpacking for a year, leaving Nell feeling bereft and lonely.

Not only that, but with their father (her lying, cheating ex-husband) back on the scene and demanding half of the business, there might not be anything left for her boys to help manage when they return.

However, she hasn’t counted on the unexpected support of local landscape artist, Silas Long. And neither has she considered the possibility she might fall in love again – especially since Silas is so distant and moody, and has his own cross to bear.

Should Nell take a chance and risk her heart, or should she leave well alone?  And why has Silas painted her portrait if he doesn’t feel anything for her?

A perfect romantic read for fans of Heidi Swain and Sarah Morgan

Purchase links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my thoughts

Nell is devastated when her twin sons tell her they’re off backpacking around the world for a year – this wasn’t part of her plan.  Left with just her business, Nell’s unsure what to do with herself.  But when local artist Silas visits her shop one day and tells her that one of the paintings she has for sale could be worth much more than she anticipated, their friendship starts to grow.

And when her horrid ex-husband appears demanding half of her business, Nell feels stronger with Silas on her side.  But Silas, who comes across moody and mysterious, has his own devastating secrets – secrets that he needs to share if he wants to move on with his life.  But will he share them with Nell? Will Riley get half of her business? And will Nell and Silas finally realise, and admit their feelings for each other?

I haven’t read any of Liz’s books before and I’m delighted to have found these!  Although there are some sad moments, you will feel uplifted and happy by the end of this book!

Nell is such a wonderful character.  Kind and caring, she just wants to see others happy.  I’m glad Silas comes along when he does to take on her ex! She is a much better person than me, and the things she does in this are admirable and heartwarming. Silas is also lovely.  He has his dark and moody side, but the reader has an insight into why and it’s just a matter of wanting him to hurry up and tell Nell so they can get on with things!!  Hattie is a force to be reckoned with and I’d love to read the other two books in this series, as I feel like she has a big part to play in the village.  Riley is just – ugh……I’ll let you make up your own mind!!

I love the sound of Ticklemore.  It’s one of those delightful little villages where everyone is so supportive of each other, with little quirky businesses – definitely one of those places we all want to visit! The only thing I’d be wary of is everyone knowing everyone else’s business all the time!

I adored the storyline.  Set around the painting in Nell’s shop we get to see Nell and Silas’ friendship grow, as well as it helping up to see what a wonderful person Nell is.  I loved the work Hattie was doing on the side about the apprentices – again, proof of the support within the little villages.  We get to know Silas really well, and it was lovely to see the relationship between him and his ex-wife – which is very different to that of Nell and Riley!

The Ticklemore Treasure Trove is a well written, enjoyable, easy to follow and get into, heartwarming story that will definitely cheer you up and make you smile.  Although part of a series, this can be read as a standalone – but be warned, it will make you want to go back and read the others (I definitely want to!).  So if you’re looking for a book set in a lovely little village with some challenges, and a sprinkling of a wonderful romance, then this is for you.  Highly recommended by me.

about the author

Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.

She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat – she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.

She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper can and travel the world in it.

Where to find Liz online: Website ~ Facebook | LizDaviesAuthor1 ~ Twitter | @lizdaviesauthor

Thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on to the blitz, and to Liz and the publisher for my copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own.

Have a wonderful day my loves, and enjoy the sunshine!

Chelle x

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