One of the best things about being a book blogger is being able to shout about a damn good read. This book by Angela Barton is one of these.
It made me devour it in two days and took my mind off a certain virus which everyone is talking about and my tumble dryer breaking for a 4th time.
This book is not one you can put down for a few days and pick back up. Angela’s style of writing and her twisty plot make it difficult for you to walk away from it. I kept telling everyone I was going to tidy my house and then a few minutes later find myself back in the world of Tess Fenton.
Here’s the blurb:
Three isn’t always a magic number …
There are three reasons Tess Fenton should be happy. One, her job at the Blue Olive deli may be dull, but at least she gets to work with her best friend. Two, she lives in a cosy cottage in the pretty village of Halston. Three, she’s in love with her boyfriend, Blake.
Because, despite their history, Blake continues to be the puzzle piece in Tess’s life that doesn’t quite fit. And when she meets intriguing local artist Daniel Cavanagh, it soon becomes apparent that, for Tess, love isn’t as easy as one, two, three …
Here’s my review:
An addictive read!
The romance is a slow burn but this is all part of the magic with this book.
My feelings for Daniel were also a slow burn but they certainly came to the boil by the end. He was an interesting character and I loved his life story.
I really liked Tess. Angela Barton doesn’t let her find true love easily and gives her the gift of Blake – the gift that keeps on giving (I am being sarcastic). Blake – I have no words for him. I did feel sorry for Tess at times but she remained strong.
The chemistry between Tess and Daniel was cleverly written and I got the tingles when they both came together in the same scene.
A really good read and I am now an Angela Barton fan.
Author Bio – Angela Barton lives in Nottingham and is a member of Nottingham Writers’ Studio and the Romantic Novelists’ Association. She has written three novels, all of which have passed through the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme and are now published.
Her first novel was published in 2018. Its genre is historical fiction set in France, telling the story of how a farming family survive through WW2. Angela’s second and third books are contemporary women’s fiction.
Now busy writing her fourth book, also set in France during wartime, Angela’s new passion is to research real life happenings and create fictional characters that live through these extraordinary events.
Along with other authors, Angela has helped to create two Facebook groups for book lovers. Apricot Plots and Love Forties Fiction.
Social Media Links –
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/authorangela.barton.3
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