Summer at the little cottage on the hill – Emma Davies

Take an endless stroll through wild meadows and breathe in the sweet aroma of flowers in full bloom. The first ever guest at the little cottage on the hill is looking for an escape, but her past is not far behind her…

Thirty-two-year-old ‘ice queen’ Isobel slams the cottage door and pulls the curtains shut. She has just six weeks to practise for a secret project that could save her career and no one must know she is here.

When Tom, the local thatcher with eyes as blue and deep as the ocean, hears the sound of her violin on the breeze he feels a tug at his heart-strings that reminds him of happier times. Who is this mysterious new lodger, and why does she look so familiar?

Desperate to find out more, Tom is devastated when Isobel refuses to enjoy everything the farm has to offer. He won’t give in, but just when it looks like Isobel is coming out of her shell, someone recognises her and the troubles from her past threaten to take away everything she has been working towards.

Will the lessons Isobel learned at the little cottage help her to stand up and face the music? Will Tom ever find a way to unlock the emotion she needs to move on?



My review

They often say that you don’t have to judge a book by it’s cover and they are right. But I do feel that a cover reflects the emotions of the story and you can deduct more or less the general feel of the story that the author has in store for you.
Here I felt I was in for romance but with a deeper meaning to it as well.
I had not read part 1 and of course I missed some of the background of the characters, but I had no trouble picking up this one.
It was beautiful and one particular moment, I felt like Tom : tears in my eyes and goose pimples galore.
It does not matter how many problems you have, when the right people are by your side, you can accomplish anything.
While I am waiting for part 3, I will keep myself busy reading part 1. 4 stars.

Thank you, Emma Davies, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Emma once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun, humorous, and not necessarily true anecdote about herself for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and happy to report the rest of her dream came true.

She now lives in rural Shropshire with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs where she writes full time from a shed in the garden