The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane: Trick or Treat #BookReview #BlogTour #LilyPondLane #NetGalley

Written by Emily Harvale




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Mia Ward was amazed to inherit her great-aunt Matilda’s thatched cottage in the tiny seaside village of Little Pondale – especially as Mia didn’t know she had a great-aunt Matilda. She was even more astonished to discover she’d only inherit the place if she lives there for a year.

But a lot can happen in a very short time, and life in Little Pondale is not going quite as Mia hoped. She may have finally beaten one fear, but now heartbreak threatens to drown her.

And when at last, she starts to unravel the mystery of Matilda’s past, she uncovers an extraordinary plan for her own future. Now just who can Mia trust?

As the nights draw in and cold winds steal through Sunbeam Cottage, she turns to an unlikely source for comfort and support.

But with the fortune teller’s warning still ringing in her ears, is Mia about to make the biggest mistake of her life?




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Totally Entertaining!  5 stars


This has been a truly enjoyable series; the first three books set the scene and continued the  story beautifully. This fourth one leads on where the third left off, and by the final page all open questions have been completely answered – my kind of read!

Mia is still living in Sunbeam Cottage, left to her by the great aunt she never met. Her friend Ella is still by her side, but finding out about Mattie is very much Mia’s quest. With Garrick departing and a new man arriving in their midst, plus Lori’s return from the US there is plenty going on. Bit by bit, the puzzle of Mattie’s living years is worked out and what an enthralling tale that is! The author has hidden depths which shine through. The mystery which has run through all four volumes finally gets sorted out but, like everything else in Mia’s life, that’s not quite as straightforward as you would first think.

All-in-all, this is a read full of romance and fun, with a spanner thrown in the works from time to time to keep you on your toes. Skilfully created, it’s never obvious what’s up next and there are certainly a few surprises along the way and with everything in the mix, it’s a very readable and totally entertaining read. I’ve loved this series all the way through; it’s well paced with plenty of giggles and a few puzzles to make your brain tick over. So enjoyable – and one I’m very happy to recommend.

My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources both for my copy and for inviting me to take part in this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: rom-com, mystery


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1585 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Crescent Gate Publishing
  • Publication Date: 7 August 2018
  • Purchase Links: Amazon UK
  •                                 Amazon US




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Meet the Author


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Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.

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