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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Kitty's Countryside Dream by Christie Barlow


When Kitty inherits Bluebell Lodge from her grandmother, a farm in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, it’s time for fresh air and a fresh start. Up to her elbows in chickens and ponies, Kitty soon realises there’s an awful lot to learn about farming. Still, at least the locals seem friendly, not least her handsome neighbour Tom…

Title:               Kitty's Countryside Dream
Author:           Christie Barlow
Published By: Bookouture
Date:               25th Feb 2016
Link:               UK: Amazon US: Amazon

My Review

This book was delightful and I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Kitty had been caring for her mum until she sadly passed away and feeling very lost she was surprised to receive a Solicitors letter which explained that her Grandma had also died and left her a flat to live in and a farm called Bluebell Lodge. I say surprised but she was actually extremely shocked as she didn't know that her Gran had still been living. This becomes the first of many secrets which she would need to get to the bottom of.
Kitty decides that it would be good for her to have a fresh start so moves miles away from her home into the cosy flat. She cycles to Bluebell Lodge and is more than a little surprised to meet the unusual residents there that she will be looking after.
After falling off her bike she is rescued by the manager, Tom Drew, who is rather hunky, she fancies him immediately but then feels she has no chance compared to his beautiful assistant Jeannie. Tom and Jeannie show her the ropes and she is happy to make friends as she had been so lonely before.

However she soon feels as though all is not what it seems with her new friends, she is sure she can see Tom's curtains twitching when he says no one is there and she feels like she is being drawn into betraying Jeannie which makes her feel unhappy.
She soon begins to unravel the strands of secrets which have been tightly wound to hide a past in which decisions were made to protect her but would ultimately cause her hurt.

I felt as thought the book was happily plodding along with a lovely story and all of a sudden everything was turned on it's head for poor Kitty who had already been through so much. A mixture of secrets from the past and misunderstandings from the present are entwined together with lots of funny moments to make this a delight to read which I would highly recommend.

My thanks go to Bookouture for the review copy in exchange for an honest review.

If you would like to read my review of Christie's other books please click Misadventures of a Playground Mother

Sincerely
Book Angel x

About the Author


Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother and Kitty's Countryside Dream. She lives in Staffordshire with her husband, four kids, horses, chickens and a mad cocker spaniel. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. She is a Mum who wrote a book to prove to her children whatever you want to do in life go for it. The book she wrote to prove a point is now an Amazon #1 bestseller in the UK and USA.

Christie loves to hear from her readers and you can get in touch via her website www.christiebarlow.com Twitter @ChristieJBarlow and Facebook page Christie Barlow author
Christie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother and Kitty's Countryside Dream. She lives in Staffordshire with her husband, four kids, horses, chickens and a mad cocker spaniel. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. She is a Mum who wrote a book to prove to her children whatever you want to do in life go for it. The book she wrote to prove a point is now an Amazon #1 bestseller in the UK and USA.

Christie loves to hear from her readers and you can get in touch via her website www.christiebarlow.com Twitter @ChristieJBarlow and Facebook page Christie Barlow author

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