Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we've joined ranks once again with the ever fabulous Rachel's Random Resources to bring you a stop along a wonderful little tour featuring the work of author Jessica Redland. The story you're about to catch a peek of with the darling cover and heartwarming title is all that it looks like and more...PROMISE. Ready or not, let's take a trip to a place you never expected to be and yet were meant to arrive at just the same with...
Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow
About the book...
Can love really be found when you stop looking for it...?
As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.
But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas - a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow - her life is about to change forever.
Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfill Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline's, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.
Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it...
Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good read.
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This story had me by the heartstrings the entire time.
Sam had more than a little bit of ups and downs, but with the kind words of her Gramps ringing in her ears, she never truly gave up. She had a wonderfully giving nature, always thinking of others before herself, and yes, sometimes it was to her own detriment, but there's never a wrong time to be nice. There's never a bad moment to show compassion, turn the other cheek, or even if it means a happier heart in the end, cutting ties. She gave up so much in her life, unknowingly of course, and in the time we get to know her, she still loses even more, but we also get to see the blessings her good nature eventually returns to her. Everyone gauges riches differently, but to me, she was top notch. She may have wanted different things from her life, yet by book's end, she can see the forest for the trees, or perhaps better put, the meadow for the flowers. The lives she touched and was touched by, the friendships she lost, gained, and rebuilt anew along the way, the familial connections that gained new strength as she added new members to the clan by choice versus blood, and finally, yes finally, her chance at true, meaningful love.
I had a wonderful time in Hedgehog Hollow and despite the bad times she experienced, the good always won out. Take a trip to a place overflowing with character and characters. A place where good people look out for each other, and there's always room for one more at the table. A place where home truly is where the heart is.
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About the author....
Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.
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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!
What an absolutely gorgeous review. Thank you so much! I loved your summary of Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow and thank you so much for your kind words. The hedgehogs and I are hrilled you loved it.
My pleasure! It truly was time well spent and I can still feel the connections built with the characters after the final page.
A lover of hedgehogs as you know, you had me with the title of this book alone ... and then, then I saw the author's home town was Scarborough which as you may also know I have a great love of. How did I miss out on participating in this Tour? I need to get myself a copy.
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