Escape to the flower-filled fields and hedgerows of the Cotswold countryside, to a tiny cottage and a summer that could change everything….
Amelie will never give up Cornflower Cottage, marooned in its island of wild fields and thick woodland. She did her homework at the scrubbed kitchen table and helped her mother hang washing on the line from the old oak tree. And when her beloved parents died, Cornflower Cottage became Amelie’s armour against the world.
The trouble is that it’s falling apart, and she’s struggling to make ends meet. The garden is a jungle of weeds, the roof leaks, the boiler is broken. Determined to keep hold of the home that is her last link to her parents, Amelie decides it’s time to take action.
Extra shifts at a local hotel, favours called in from old friends, and, reluctantly, a lodger. Could rude, hilarious, brown-eyed Xander be the answer to her problems? Or is he just going to come in and start changing things?
Just as Amelie manages to save the cottage from total collapse, and she starts getting used to the sound of laughter in her cosy farmhouse kitchen, a face from Xander’s past appears and Amelie’s future in the home she loves is shaken once again.
Can Amelie find a way to save her home and protect her heart? Can she trust Xander, or was the spark between them just in her imagination?
A Home at Cornflower Cottage
A Home at Cornflower Cottage is a gorgeous read. A Tilly Tennant book is always a treat and this one is no exception.
Amelie is a likeable character. She overthinks pretty much everything, but I think we can all be like that sometimes and she has had a lot to deal with, with losing both of her parents at the same time. Suddenly finding yourself alone and in charge of a house would be daunting for anyone in their 20s, I think. Having said that, she loves her home and who could blame her. It sounds such a beautiful place to live.
There is nothing not to love about this book.
The location. I’d love to have a river on my doorstep.
I loved the friendship Amelie shares with Rachel. Their hockey antics are hilarious!
I can’t say I was a fan of Decker from the start though, to be honest.
I LOVED Salad!
I can’t say I agree with the description of Zander in the blurb on Amazon as I found him quite likeable from the start. I can’t say the same for his girlfriend though!
I thought it was brave of Amelie to open her house to lodgers and I enjoyed the friendship that developed as a result. Some people are destined to come into our lives just when we need them to.
All the stars from me! A beautiful read from start to finish. I really, really, loved it!
I very much recommend.