Friday, 23 March 2018

Book Review | The Summer Of Secrets

Harper Woods wakes up every morning on Silver Hill Farm feeling like the luckiest woman in the world. She’s engaged to the tall, dark dreamy Shay and just downstairs are the gorgeous tea rooms she’s always dreamed of owning. 

But Harper is about to discover something that will change her luck forever. For better or worse? She has no idea. Not until an expert can identify whether the stunning collection of jewellery she found hidden in the farm’s foundations is priceless, or more trouble than it’s worth… 

As news of the discovery spreads through the Silver Hill, it seems everyone has a secret history making them the rightful owner. In particular, Will Frampton, stubborn and irritatingly handsome Lord of Silver Hill House, the crumbling stately home the other side of the hill. Too busy trying to untangle the truth, Harper doesn’t notice Shay getting rather close to his ex from the village. 

Harper thought she had everything she ever wanted. If she solves the mystery of her sparkling prize, can she hold onto her dream, or will she lose it all, and be left broken-hearted?

The Summer Of Secrets
by Tilly Tennant

  • Publisher: Bookouture (14 Mar. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786813610
  • Rating: 4/5

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I know you're not meant to judge a book by it's cover but I'll be completely honest and say that I did for this particular read. I loved the cover so thought I'd give it a go. Such a pretty cover deserves a place on a Kindle! 

Antiquities aren't normally my cup of tea but I do find historical finds interesting, so the blurb of The Summer Of Secrets did pull at some of my intrigue strings. The discovery of a box always opens a wide spectrum of possibilities for a plot so this, I thought, was a great way to create a fab story.

The Summer Of Secrets follows a selection of smaller sub stories, which I found a little tricky to keep up with at first, but I found the story with Harper and Shay the best one out of the bunch. That being said ... I did catch on to the direction of that sub plot very early on which perhaps made it not as exciting as it should have been. Men and affairs ( or potential affairs ) are so easy to spot. 

The additional love interest in the form of Will, Lord of Silver Hill House, did nothing for me as his character just irritated me. Nothing personal, but he rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps a good sign of great writing!

Putting my dislike aside for certain characters ... the story of The Summer Of Secrets is welcoming and exciting. There's a story in here for everyone and this book definitely defines how creative and clever Tilly Tennant is with her work. This book has a promising future. Another book which I think would be a great follow on read is Coming Home To Cuckoo Cottage by Heidi Swain. 

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