The Summer of Secrets by Tilly Tennant

Can new love grow when you dig up old secrets?

I really enjoyed this book, it’s a bit different to what I would normally read and I think that’s part of why I enjoyed it so much. It has made me want to up and leave the town, head out to the country and set up in a little farm-house with goats for company. The cover is just so pretty it really caught my eye.

“Recently engaged, Harper Woods wakes up every morning on Silver Hill Farm feeling like the luckiest woman in the world. She has escaped her troubled past, outside the rolling yellow cornfields go on for miles and just downstairs are the gorgeous tea rooms she’s always dreamed of owning. 

But Harper is about to discover something that will change her luck forever. For better or worse? She has no idea. Not until an expert can identify whether the jewellery she found hidden in the farm’s foundations is priceless, or utterly worthless… 

As news of the discovery spreads through the village, there are others who’d like to lay their claim to the fortune. In particular, Will Frampton, handsome recluse and Lord of Silver Hill House, the crumbling stately home on the other side of the hill in desperate need of renovation. 

It seems everyone wants a piece of the sparkling prize hidden under the Silver Hill tea rooms. But as relationships are tested and tea cakes begin to fly, will anyone catch the romance blossoming in the most unexpected of places?”

I loved how the story unfolded, the way the characters really came to light and we saw them all for who they really are inside, some good and others not so much. Except for Harper that is, she remains consistently lovely and learning about her past all you want for her is a happy ending. I loved her friend Pip, we all need someone like that on our sides.

It really was a delightful read perfect for a summer’s day, but you will want to make sure you have plenty of tea and cakes to hand while you read it! I will definitely give more books like this a go, it’s always good to change things up and have a bit of mystery with happy endings.

Heartwarming, uplifting and funny too, few sad moments for some but overall a happy enjoyable read. If this sounds like something you need then I highly recommend you give it a go.


(Disclaimer: I received an e-book of this from Netgalley for the purpose of a review, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.)

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