Excited to share my review with you today for this charming book! Thank you so much Noelle for my invitation to this tour and Emma Davies for her delightful story!🐄
𝒞𝒽𝒶𝓇𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑔. 𝒲𝒾𝓉𝓉𝓎. 𝒬𝓊𝒶𝒾𝓃𝓉.
Emma Davies writes books full of charm and wit. This book is no exception, probably the best book I have read from her so far! Flora and Ned have a whirlwind courtship. Flora sells her flower business and they head to Ned‘s hometown to live on the family farm with his parents. Living the farm life isn’t as simple as flora thought, especially when Ned‘s parents have definite opinions on how things are done. So can this free-spirited city girl find her place in the country? Will Flora and Ned get there happily ever after? Even if they have a few secrets left to tell?
Flora was such a fantastic character! She brought so much joy and color not only to the pages of this book but to this family farm. I loved the clash between this modern girl and this old-fashioned family. Ned’s Parents Hannah and Fraser, are very traditional in their thinking, the man works hard and the woman works hard to take care of him.🙄 Flora definitely held her tongue and try to learn Hannas ways. I love the way that flora related to both Hannah and Fraser, the girl had such a huge heart and so much respect for her potential future in-laws. Flora and Ned‘s connection was very sweet, although she out shown him a bit. I’d imagine that be the case if you were with a person that was as dynamic as Flora. Don’t think I would classify this as a romance, more like women’s fiction with a peppering of romance.
This was the perfect escapist read, I enjoyed every minute I spend with these characters on this lovely farm. Emma Davies descriptions of this farm were so vivid, I feel as though I’ve been there and it was gorgeous! Such a sweet story full of so much heart, hope, and flowers!💐
*** Big thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
The view across the valley takes her breath away; everywhere she looks tiny patches of colour – ochre, chestnut, lime and purple. The farmhouse behind her glows pink in the morning sun. It’s like stepping into a postcard, except that this magical place is real. It’s her new home.
With her beloved shop in danger of shutting down, meeting Ned, a gorgeous farmer with an irresistible twinkle in his eye, couldn’t have come at a better moment for free-spirited florist, Flora Dunbar. But no one is more surprised than her when their whirlwind romance leads to the offer of a new life on Ned’s farm.
Arriving at Hope Corner, Flora sets about becoming the perfect farmer’s wife, but her creative, alternative thinking falls flat in a household built on tradition and strict routine. Even Ned is becoming more distant by the day…
Pulling up her signature striped socks and throwing herself into her chores, little by little Flora learns to love the order and patterns of life on the land. But the more she learns about her new home, the more she suspects it’s under threat, and worse, that Ned is hiding a heartbreaking secret from her.
But this time, Flora’s not going to run from her problems. Do Ned and his family trust her enough to let her stay and fight for love and the first house she’s ever truly called home? Does she trust herself?
About the Author
After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.
After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time, and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.
Author Social Media Links:
Pop over to her website where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also wave to her on twitter @EmDaviesAuthor / or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her):