I’m delighted to be a part of the blog tour for The Cottage of New Beginnings, a wonderful contemporary romance by Suzanne Snow!
About the Story:
One crumbling cottage. One broken heart. A chance to start over?
When Annie returns to Thorndale, the village where she spent much of her childhood, she’s looking for a new start. All she wants to do is fix up the cottage her godmother left her, and fix up her broken heart.
When she clashes with local hero, Jon, Annie can’t help but wonder if coming back to Thorndale was a mistake. The village has clearly changed and the last thing she needs is more drama. But avoiding the distractingly handsome Jon is proving impossible, especially when Thorndale seems to be conspiring to throw them together…
Annie is looking for a fresh start with zero romance – but what if the only way to learn to trust again is to take a risk on love?
The perfect cosy romance for fans of Julie Houston, Victoria Walters and Trisha Ashley.
About Suzanne Snow:
Suzanne lives in Lancashire with her family and loves to read. Amongst her favourite books are historical crime fiction and writers’ biographies. Suzanne enjoys cooking, walking, especially in the Lake District, and developing and planting gardens. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors.
The Cottage of New Beginnings is a charming story about a woman who moves back into her childhood home and finds so much more than she is looking for. Eager to make a fresh start after a terrible break-up, Annie moves back to the quaint town where she grew up. Intent on fixing up and living in the house she inherited from her godmother, Annie almost immediately clashes with Jon, a popular local. As they grow to know each other and feelings develop, can Annie and Jon put their misgivings aside and take a chance on love?
A heart-warming story about finding love in the most unlikely of places, The Cottage of New Beginnings is the perfect book for readers who enjoy small-town romance. I enjoyed the romance between Annie and Jon, two kind and giving people who aren’t looking for love. They have great chemistry, and their stories are interesting. Both have scars from past relationships, and both are reluctant to trust and love deeply again. However, their feelings for each other are strong.
Annie is still recovering from a surprising break-up and feels fragile. She’s not used to being alone, and it takes time for her to build confidence and strength. The author shows how deep Annie’s wounds are, and how the town, her new friends, and potential love helps her to find herself and rediscover her roots.
I really like the small community of Thorndale. It is quaint and charming, much like it’s inhabitants, who are well-developed and interesting. Thorndale has changed since Annie last visited and has a modern vibe while still maintaining the older charm that Annie remembers from her childhood. I also like how the author introduces several unique and defined characters, some from Annie’s childhood and some connected to Jon. These old acquaintances and new friends add depth tot he story, and, as this is the first book in the series, I am eager to read more about these characters in future books.
Thanks so much to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
- The romance! Annie and Jon have a wonderful, slow-building romance, and I enjoyed watching them fall in love.
- Annie. Her characters grows and changes so much, and her confidence and sense of self becomes more certain as the story progresses.
- The small-town charm. I love small-town romances, and Thorndale sounds wonderful!