Happy Wednesday friends!
Excited to share with you today my review of this delightful book! This is the second book in the series, but after I finished I quickly picked up the first. They are both available on KAU in the US.Excited to share with you today my review of this delightful book! This is the second book in the series, but after I finished I quickly picked up the first. They are both available on KU in the US. 🦋
Love me a good found family story! this is the second book in this delightful series, but I do have to say I read it before reading the first and was not lost. But warning after you finish this you will want to go get that first book ASAP! this book is about Betsy, bouncing between 1967 and present day. betsy and her husband William first purchased Hummingbird house in 1967 where she still lives. I really liked the dual timelines, it was interesting how much things have changed, and yet have stayed the same. it was fun watching Betsy start the renovations of Hummingbird house and begin to take on tenants. both timelines were equally intriguing, and that is not always the case. I loved all the tenants in the present day and cannot wait to get to know them all better. The present day story also has some overlap with the first book, from Betsy‘s perspective. However as I mentioned above you don’t need to have read the first book to thoroughly enjoy this one. A great story that made me want to move into hummingbird house and really get to know these folks. There is also a bit of a twist to the story, so I’m patiently waiting for more!
About the Book
Buttercups in the Basement
1967: the summer of love and the year Betty moves into her first home.
Independent. Open. Inexperienced. She is excited to be living with her new husband, William, and committed to returning Hummingbird House to its former glory.
But when she invites captivating new tenants into her home and settles into married life, her world begins to transform in ways she could never have imagined.
She thought she was on a journey toward domesticity and devotion – but her experiences that summer prove to be anything but traditional.
Alternating between the1960s and the present day, Buttercups in the Basement is a delightful exploration of personal awakening, friendships – and what it means to be happy.
Author Bio –
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.
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