Friday, 19 June 2015

Return to Bluebell Hill - Rebecca Pugh

"Home is where the heart is… 
Jessica McAdams has never belonged anywhere; never truly felt at home. Of course, what did she expect from parents who never made her feel welcome in her own house? Leaving her life in London to return home to the charming country village of Bluebell Hill is harder than she thought. Especially as she never considered she’d be returning under such heart wrenching circumstances… 
Clearing out the stunning and imposing Bluebell House after her parents’ death is difficult for Jessica—they never had the best relationship and now it’s too late. Yet spending time in the house that was never a home, having afternoon tea with dear old friend Esme—and sharing hot, sizzling kisses with delectable gardener Rueben!—opens Jessica’s eyes to the potential of Bluebell House… Could this big old, beautiful manor really be her forever home? Is Bluebell Hill where her heart is, has always been? 
Jessica soon dares to dream of her very own home with delicious Rueben by her side. But when a deep, dark secret of Bluebell House is unearthed, Jessica’s world is turned upside down… 
Will Jessica ever find where her heart truly lies?"

I feel very privileged to be part of the blog tour for Return to Bluebell Hill, knowing how hard Becca has worked on her debut novel. For a debut, this is really BLOODY good. A perfect summer read for chick lit fans everywhere, Return to Bluebell Hill  has reminded me, after a loooooooooong crime fic phase of why I love chick lit.

Becca's characters are pure gorgeous-ness! I loved Jess and Reuben is definitely a swoon-worthy hero (a swoon-worthy hero is always most definitely required!). The characters are all well-written, and all are what I would call "fleshed-out" - the reader doesn't need to struggle to picture the character, they all appear before your very eyes.

The secret of Bluebell Hill was something I was NOT expecting - and added to the plot-line immensely, and that's all I'm going to say - no spoilers! One character that I would like to see more of is Sarah, Jessica's best friend, I think she probably has a lot more to say…..maybe we can have another Bluebell Hill book later, Becca??!!

A beautifully sweet summer read - perfect to add a little bit of sugar to your summer holiday!

Return to Bluebell Hill is out now and you can get it here:

""Many thanks to the publisher for my ARC - I feel privileged!**

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Lisa!

    Just popping by to say a HUGE thank you for taking part in my first ever blog tour. I'm so, so pleased that you enjoyed reading 'Return to Bluebell Hill' as much as you did, and for writing such a fantastically positive review. I'm thrilled!

    All my love,
    Becca xxx