Publisher: Bookouture (15th June 2016)
I finished The Little Village Bakery late last night and must have had a big cheesy grin on my face by the end 🙂 What a lovely book!
The Little Village Bakery has the most wonderful characters. Almost all are instantly likeable. One not so much! I think I might be a little bit in love with Dylan 😉 Jasmine, Spencer and Ruth were my other favourite characters.
When Millie moves to Honeybourne to make a fresh start she finds herself with more to contend with than the run down bakery she’s bought, without so much as carrying out a survey prior to purchase. I was instantly intrigued by Millie as it’s obvious from the start that there’s more to her than meets the eye.
Dylan is instantly drawn to her and her to him, but she worries her past might have a negative effect on any relationship they might have. Dylan is obviously still grieving for his parents and masks this by occupying his time with drink and women. That is until Millie moves in.
When a blast from Millie’s past turns up on her doorstep, determined to make her life a misery, I was even more intrigued to find out what she had done that was so awful.
I loved how the close-knit community is portrayed in this book. I think it’s a shame that a lot of communities are no longer like this. Of course, the residents have their ups and downs, but this makes the story very believable and all the more satisfying when everything works out in the end.
Overall, The Little Village Bakery is a fabulous read, with lovable characters, an intriguing storyline and a feel-good happy ending which is certain to leave you with a smile on your face. I will be more than happy to recommend to anyone. I’m looking forward to visiting Honeybourne again, hopefully soon.
Many thanks to the author and to Bookouture for my auto-approval on Netgalley.
Description (via Amazonuk) –
Help yourself to a generous slice of Victoria sponge, a perfect cup of tea and a big dollop of romance. Welcome to the Little Village Bakery.
Meet Millie. Heartbreak has forced her to make a new start and when she arrives at the old bakery in the little village of Honeybourne she is determined that this will be her home sweet home. Her imagination has been captured by the tumbledown bakery but with no running water and dust everywhere, her cosy idea of making cakes in a rural idyll quickly crumbles.
Luckily the locals are a friendly bunch and step in to help Millie. One in particular, Dylan, a laid-back lothario, soon captures her attention.
But just as Millie is beginning to settle in, an unexpected visitor from her past suddenly turns up determined to ruin everything for her. It’s time for Millie to face the skeletons in her closet if she’s going to live the dream of running her little village bakery, and her blossoming romance with Dylan.
A charming heartwarming novel about love, life and new beginnings perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Debbie Johnson.
The Little Village Bakery will be published on 15th June 2016. You can pre-order your copy here – The Little Village Bakery by Tilly Tennant
About the author –
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009 with first class honours. She wrote her first novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.
Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. It was followed by Mishaps and Mistletoe, The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, the Mishaps in Millrise series and the Once Upon a Winter series. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at http://www.tillytennant.com
Check out Tilly Tennant’s author page over on Amazonuk here – Tilly Tennant, author