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Love Heart Lane #5

There’s a newcomer to the village of Heartcross and she’s never been more in need of a friend.  Ella is ready to start afresh ––and that could mean there’s love on the horizon in the form of the gorgeous Roman, the local water taxi driver. Every day Roman is there to ferry Ella to the restaurant on the other side of the lake and every night he makes sure she gets home safe. But Roman has secrets of his own…

Can the Love Heart Lane community offer Ella a chance of a new life? Or will the ghosts of her past catch up with her?






Normally the stories start in Heartcross, but not this time. The author takes to England for the prologue, but soon we jump on a train to Scotland where the real fun begins.

Fun is what I call this series. The books have everything they need to entertain the readers: a fair amount of romance, mixed with some drama and humour and a lot of friendship.

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. That’s very true. You have to try and leave the bad things behind and look forward to the future, but honestly what is lemonade without some sugar? And that’s taken care of by friends who support you through and through and that special one.

Every cloud has a silver lining. It seems like Ella’s were black and she did not really see a way out, but that’s what Heartcross does: turning someone’s life around, making the clouds disappear and making you smile like you never smiled before.

Once you arrive in the little village, you never want to leave and honestly who would want to? It’s a place where you are accepted, loved and found happiness. It sounds like heaven on earth. 😊

This was part 5 of the series and I still cannot get enough. Book 6? Yes, please. Any time. 5 stars.

Thank you, Christie Barlow and Rachel’s Random Resources


About the author

Christie Barlow is the author of ten bestselling romantic comedies including A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Clover Cottage. She lives in a ramshackle cottage in a quaint village in the heart of Staffordshire with her four children and two dogs.

Her writing career has come as a lovely surprise when Christie decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. Christie’s dream was to become a writer and the book she wrote to prove a point went on to become a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

When Christie isn’t writing she enjoys playing the piano, is a keen gardener and loves to paint and upcycle furniture.

Christie is an ambassador for the @ZuriProject alongside Patron of the charity, Emmerdale’s Bhasker Patel. They raise money and awareness for communities in Uganda.


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