Published July 2nd 2020 by Boldwood Books
Genre: Women’s Fiction / Romance
Standalone First Book in new series
About the Book: Can love really be found when you stop looking for it…?
As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.
But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas – a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow – her life is about to change forever.
Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfill Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline’s, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.
Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it…
Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good read.
This book was wonderful. I read it in one sitting, as I had to find out what was going to happen to Samantha, her family and Hedgehog Hollow. Samantha has had to get back up several times after being down, but what she experienced at her cousin’s wedding, had me wanting to reach through the pages and smack a few people. She and her father had an amazing relationship, but her and her mother had a severely strained one, and she never knew why. Fortunately for Sam, she was able to find a teaching job in a new town and planned to move there to leave all the heartache behind. Hopefully, her life will change for the better.
This is such an amazing story. Samantha’s life and experiences broke my heart. She is such a sweetheart, smart, generous, friendly, yet she seems to be the brunt of such bad behaviour from others. When she meets Thomas, her life begins to change and we see a new woman emerge. One who sticks up for herself and things she believes in. I loved her new life. She makes wonderful friends, has a job she loves and a surrogate grandpa. Unfortunately when the heartache you are suffering is caused by family, it is hard to leave it behind, but she has her father in her corner. All was not roses though, she suffers more setbacks and troubles that once again had the tears flowing. This story had my emotions all over the place. I was rooting for Sam and wanted her to find her niche, along with a happily ever after, but she had to fight for it, and never give up.
This was a well-written and plotted story that was full of great characters, some tense situations, forgiveness, new beginnings and second chances. I can’t forget the hedgehogs. I definitely recommend this one to anyone who loves an emotional story with a HEA. I received a copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/2xrmxAo
About the Author: Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.