#BookReview of Foxglove Farm by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @rararesources

Posted June 28, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 7 Comments

Foxglove Farm by Christie Barlow
Also by this author: Love Heart Lane
Series: Love Heart Lane #2
Published by HarperImpulse on June 28 2019
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Isla and Drew Allaway appear to have the perfect life – a strong marriage, two beautiful children and their picture-perfect home, Foxglove Farm. But, new mum Isla is struggling.  She loves her little family but with Drew working all hours on the farm, Isla’s lonely.

When she discovers that Drew has been keeping secrets from her, Isla has to face losing the home they all love.Can the Love Heart Lane community pull together once more to help save Foxglove Farm?  And can Isla save her home…and her marriage?

Happy Publication Day to Christie!

My Review

It’s great to be back with book two of the Love Heart Lane series, this time focusing on Isla and Drew. It reads perfectly well as a standalone, but I really do recommend you read the first one, I mean why miss out!

With certain authors, I read their books without checking out the blurb. I feel if I’ve loved one of their books I should generally love them all and Ms Barlow is one of them. Even when I started Foxglove Farm, I had no clue what it was about and from the opening pages I was hooked and well I did not expect that start! I had to quickly re-read my review for the Love Heart Lane and it refreshed my memory of who was who and it was great to see old faces again! Plus the introduction to new faces was fabulous, although not all were good faces to have!

With an intense start to the book, in which you felt like you were intruding on a private moment with Isla and Drew, we follow them as they literally hit rock bottom. Watching them struggle and rebuild was hard but it just goes to show how far a bit of communication can go in a relationship and a marriage! It was really quite refreshing to show marriage in this realistic light, two people lost their way and need to work their way back to each other.

The village is its own little character with its natural disasters! However, the comradery of the villagers is enough to bring you to your knees. The way everyone rallies around to support Isla and Drew made me stop in awe. Nothing was too much and everyone pulled their weight willingly without any grumbles! I want to live there!!

I was told (by Rachel) I would be in for a treat with this book and she was right. It is so easy to get lost in Ms Barlow writing, as she writes as if you were having a cup of tea in the cafe and catching up. It flows so easily and you feel like you are right there with the community. I must admit I love the village and I love the idea of living somewhere where everyone knows everyone. It’s quaint and it’s friendly, welcoming and rather endearing! They support each other through hardships and celebrate the good times.

Until next time xxx

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Reviews over at Sincerely Book Angels, Proud Book Reviews, Lilac Mills,

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Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the author  for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Christie Barlow

Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Love Heart Lane. 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 & Australia. Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being as well as Literary Editor for www.mamalifemagazine.co.uk bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the book world.

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7 responses to “#BookReview of Foxglove Farm by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @rararesources

  1. I love this author’s books too. Lovely review… I love the way you write with so much enthusiasm. I am always blocked for words till I prod my brain multiple times