Oh dear, I didn’t get many books read in April. I’ve found it hard to concentrate, to be honest. I have rather a lot going on. Luckily, the two books I did read were very good, so that’s something.
Willow’s Way by Sharon Struth
A NetGalley Review
Things are not going well for Willow Armstrong. She was once dubbed the ‘Queen of Weightloss’, founded and was the President of weightloss company Pound Busters. Then life happened, she took to stress eating following her divorce only to find herself publicly shamed and then her business adviser drained her finances.
She was in a quandary, vulnerable and not knowing what to do, she discovers she’s inherited a house in the Cotswolds in England, so that is where she goes, with the sole intention of selling her house and getting back to the States.
However, best-laid plans and all that, Willow gets sidetracked, mainly by the caretaker, Owen Hughes. As she traces her family history, befriends the locals, gets lost in the beauty of the English countryside and finally learns to love herself for who she is, the question arises, will Willow return to her former life?
I really enjoyed this, it was a lovely easy read and I was really rooting for Willow to love and accept herself, which thankfully she did.
Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton
A NetGalley Review
A Southern Novel of Two Sisters and the Storms They Must Weather
In Alabama, Betsy is married to Ty and on the outside, they have it all. They own Franklin Dairy Farm which has been in Ty’s family for generations. It’s a solid business, Ty managing the farm, Betsy taking care of the running of it, providing day trips for schools and troubled youths. The one thing missing from their good life is children and Betsy is losing hope she will ever achieve her dream of motherhood.
Betsy’s younger sister Jenna is much more of a free spirit. She works as a Manager in a coffee shop to support her two daughters. But when a place comes up at an exclusive Artists Retreat, Halcyon, Jenna can’t turn down the opportunity to revisit her dream of becoming a professional photographer.
As Jenna embarks on her journey of self-discovery, Betsy and Ty take care of her girls. As the weeks pass, and their home is filled with fingerprints and laughter, Betsy and Ty wrestle with their true feelings. Meanwhile, Jenna does some souls searching as she embarks on her lifelong dream.
Amidst all of this, Hurricane Ingrid is Alabama bound. I enjoyed Hurricane Season, the relationship between the sisters was very interesting. They were close, but yet there was so much they didn’t know of each other. A really enjoyable read.
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