Monday, 8 May 2017

The Little Clock House on the Green – by Eve Devon

Original Cover
My won copy

The blurb:

An absolute must-read for fans of Gilmore Girls
Welcome to Whispers Wood, a cosy little village in the heart of the English countryside, where everybody knows everybody and rumours are spread thicker than jam on a scone…
When a rival village is awarded Best in Bloom, the residents of Whispers Wood are determined to regain their former glory – and with Old Man Isaac finally selling the clock house on the village green, with two potential buyers, operation ‘Summer Fete’ is on!
For Kate Somersby, the very bricks that make up the clock house hold precious memories of her childhood. Now she’s finally returned home after years of running away, she’s here to make Isaac an offer and ensure her and her beloved sister’s dreams come true. Only entrepreneur Daniel Westlake is standing in her way.
To prove they have the village’s interests at heart and in turn become the proud new owner of the clock house, Kate and Daniel must compete to raise funds for the Whispers Wood Summer Fete.
Over one glorious English summer, friendships are forged, secrets are revealed and romance delightfully bursts into bloom.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Kate Somersby is back home in Whispers Wood, after running away for years. The Clockhouse on the Green holds a lot of memories for her, so she makes an offer on the house. However, she is not the only one, Daniel Westlake, an entrepreneur, wants it too. So that’s where their competition starts. The current owner wants them to raise funds for the Summer Fete.

Daniel is not connected to Whispers Wood, he just landed there after his car broke down and he spotted Kate going into the clock house, so he got curious.

Their ideas ideas to raise funds are fun, creative and fabulous to read about. They build a lot of excitement for the storyline and the characters can interact in several ways. Of course there are not only Kate and Daniel. There is Kate’s family, Oscar (her brother-in-law) and Juliet. Oscar and Juliet had their own story to tell, which wad fab. Most of the time it was Kate or Daniel narrating a chapter, but Juliet and Oscar got their turn as well. Sometimes, that was a but too much change for me, but I still enjoyed reading about Oscar and Juliet as well and I really liked them and their story.

Kate’s past plays an important role in this book too, which adds some intrigue and another level of interest.

Organising events and competing against each other also meant that Kate and Daniel had to spend time together. These were my favourite scenes by far, because I really liked them together, I just adored their chemistry and loved seeing their relationship develop.

It took me a while to get into the story, but then I got hooked and really fell in love with it. It’s a charming story, with a vivid style of writing and full of warmth and love.


Eve Devon on Twitter: @EveDevon

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