**We were gifted an e-copy of this book in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own**
Welcome to another blog post and I’m thrilled today to finally be able to share my review of the latest book in the Love Heart Lane series, Primrose Park by Christie Barlow as part of the Blog Blitz to celebrate it’s publication yesterday. This is the sixth instalment of this series about the lives of a cast of characters from a small fictional village in Scotland. I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts on this brand new book and as ever thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to take part.
About The Book
Primrose Park Vet Molly has always been career driven and focussed on caring for her animals, but when she meets a gorgeous Mystery Man at a conference and their connection is off the charts, well, one night off work won’t hurt anyone…except the next morning he’s vanished and all Molly knows about him is his first name .Three months later, back in Love Heart Lane, everyone loves the story of Molly’s amazing one-nightstand. It’s so unlike her! But when Mystery Man turns up walking his dog through Primrose Park and their night together seems to mean nothing to him, Molly needs her friends and neighbours more than ever. And especially when she’s left with the most unexpected of surprises…
Molly wants to take her ‘dog whispering’ skills to the next level by completing a dog training course to enable her to expand the services she offers at her veterinary practice, but she gets much more than she bargains for when she meets a mystery man at her hotel. Never usually a risk taker Molly can’t deny the chemistry between her and this handsome stranger so when she discovers fate has put them in adjacent rooms she throws caution to the wind and invites him in. But, the morning after she wakes alone wondering if she had dreamt the whole encounter and with only a first name to go on her search for her runaway lover is fruitless. Back home she tells her close friends about the mystery man who has captured her heart and despite hoping to see him again Molly knows the chances are slim. That is until she bumps into him on her home turf, but handsome Cam isn’t the sparkly eyed gentle man she remembers.
Cam’s life is in tatters and he’s returned home to his Grandmother’s house to get away, but things get even more complicated for him when he stumbles upon the girl he met at the hotel all those months ago. He needs to straighten his life out and he isn’t really in the right frame of mind to begin a relationship, but their paths keep crossing in the small village and sooner or later he will have to take the time to talk to Molly about that night……
Primrose Park is the 6th book in the Love Heart Lane series set in the community of Heartcross and with each story Christie just seems to up her game! Although part of a series each book including this latest offering can read as a standalone as each has a different characters’ story at it’s heart. This new book follows Molly who is such an easy character to become invested in as she has so many facets to her, from the strong, independent business owner to the vulnerable heartbroken lover. Barlow’s character’s are always so relatable and Molly is just one of a host of loveable (and unlikeable) character’s in Primrose Park that bring her story to life and allow you to truly be transported into the wonderful fictional community she has created.
As with the whole series Primrose Park has a strong focus on community & friendship which I find so heart warming and a joy to read. It’s delightful to see characters young and old coming together to help regardless of the situation, pulling in the same direction to fix things – it’s what the world could certainly do with more of!
Primrose Park is everything I want from a book, it has all the feel good vibes to make you smile and thanks to Christie’s easy writing style and pacing it’s one that was practically impossible to put down even when I was meant to be going to bed – a sign of a fantastic book! Each and every book in this amazing series is worth a read, but I think this latest offering may be my favourite as they just keep getting better. I loved being transported back to Heartcross and discovering characters old and new, it was like coming home and I’d highly recommend giving it read, I adored every page.
TW: Discussion of miscarriage
About The Author
Christie Barlow is the author of ten bestselling romantic comedies including A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Clover Cottage. She lives in a ramshackle cottage in a quaint village in the heart of Staffordshire with her four children and two dogs.
Her writing career has come as a lovely surprise when Christie decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. Christie’s dream was to become a writer and the book she wrote to prove a point went on to become a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
When Christie isn’t writing she enjoys playing the piano, is a keen gardener and loves to paint and upcycle furniture. Christie is an ambassador for the @ZuriProject alongside Patron of the charity, Emmerdale’s Bhasker Patel. They raise money and awareness for communities in Uganda.
Primrose Park is available to purchase from Amazon*