The Honey Farm on the Hill By Jo Thomas

The Honey Farm on the Hill By Jo Thomas

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This title will be released on August 24, 2017.

We never forget the one who got away.

Eighteen years ago Nell fell in love in the mountains of Crete and life changed for ever. Nell’s daughter, Demi, has never met her dad. Nell never saw him again.

When she gets the chance to return to the hilltop town of Vounoplagia – where everything began – Nell can’t resist the urge to go back and find him.

Working on a honey farm perched high up in the hills, there’s plenty to keep her busy. And she will quickly realise the town harbours just as many secrets as she does.

But if Nell’s favourite romantic films are right, there’s a happy ending in store for each of us. All she has to do is seek out the magic of the mountains…

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Jo Thomas and her books. I couldn’t wait to delve in to one of her wonderful stories again. As with it being so hot in the UK at the moment, I kind of felt as though I was in Crete experiencing some of the temperatures that Nell was experiencing in the book. There are some wonderful characters in the story especially the family that Nell goes to stay with. I enjoyed reading about the bees and how a factory to make honey is put together, I am not a big fan of honey but still enjoyed the book nether the less.

I was given this book for an honest review.

Pre – order your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honey-Farm-Hill-Jo-Thomas-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honey-Farm-Hill-Jo-Thomas

 

Island of Secrets By Patricia Wilson

Island of Secrets By Patricia Wilson

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‘The story started at dawn on the fourteenth of September, 1943 . . .’

All her life, London-born Angelika has been intrigued by her mother’s secret past. Now planning her wedding, she feels she must visit the remote Crete village her mother grew up in.

Angie’s estranged elderly grandmother, Maria, is dying. She welcomes Angie with open arms – it’s time to unburden herself, and tell the story she’ll otherwise take to her grave.

It’s the story of the Nazi occupation of Crete during the Second World War, of horror, of courage and of the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her children. And it’s the story of bitter secrets that broke a family apart, and of three enchanting women who come together to heal wounds that have damaged two generations.

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t believe that this was a debut novel, the writing is very descriptive and it almost feels like you are there in the thick of it, I loved it. ┬áMaria’s story is heart breaking and I was in tears it was sad but then it is uplifting too. All the villagers that are described in the book bring some humour and also some lovely friendly warmth. I loved how the book was set out too.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Island-Secrets-Patricia-Wilson-x