- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 944 KB
- Print Length: 279 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Acorn Independent Press (4 Nov. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017MF6B0I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #243,096 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Lost and Found Life of Rosy Bennett Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
What ensues is a move for Rosy and her boys to this farm which is worlds apart from their lavish London lifestyle, they have to adjust to village life whereby everyone knows their business and the life of a farmer!
This was such an easy read which draws you into the life of alpaca farming, I really enjoyed the insight into these four-legged animals and at one point, actually commented to my husband "did you know that alpacas hum when they are happy"!! This is so-much more than just a story into finding love after being widowed, it is about how your life can be turned upside down and how you come out of the other side. It's about adapting to a new life and approaching the challenges that this brings head on.
Whilst this is an easy read it isn't for the feint-hearted as it does include some colourful language courtesy of the youngest boy, James, who is particularly struggling with his father's death, the secrets he was hiding and the new life in the country.
I adored Rosy, her approach to life, taking on the alpaca farm and the farmhouse head on...embracing the new life for herself and the boys. I liked her no-nonsense approach to things and her ballsy nature. Rosy's belief in herself and her alpacas, with the support of the local community is refreshing.Read more ›
I liked the quick pace of the storyline, right from the very start there was plenty going on to hold my interest. Rosy’s life had been completely tipped on its head and she was struggling to come to terms with it all.
The mystery purchase baffled me as much as it did Rosy, there was an incessant ‘why?’ floating around in my head and I couldn’t wait to find out the answer.
As Rosy’s new life came together I couldn’t help but feel proud and I had mixed feelings when she made an unpleasant discovery. She may not have thought so, but she was such a strong character, she dealt with everything life threw at her and, for me, that’s what made her so likeable.
Having briefly worked with alpacas myself many years ago, I really enjoyed this side of the storyline. I challenge anyone to read this book and not develop some kind of interest in these beautiful creatures.
The author’s style of writing was lovely and very comfortable to read. This enabled me to connect with the storyline beautifully. There were so many parts of Rosy’s life that was familiar to me, I regularly found myself smiling and nodding because I had recognised a moment or feeling.
This was a drama-filled book combined with waves of touching moments. It was a joy to read!
Her 2 boys are hard to handle youngsters and make life even more difficult – in particular the younger lad James is just a nightmare! I found Rosy’s attitude toward dealing with him a little bit namby-pamby, he really needed a firm hand and the way he spoke to her was appalling.
Not only does Rosy find herself unexpectedly a single Mum, she is horrified to discover that the beautiful family home with all its lovely memories has been mortgaged to the hilt to fund her husband’s completely secret and unlikely purchase of a run-down Alpaca farm in the wilds of Dorset.
Being townies Rosy and her sons are reluctant to move there but their situation forces them to sell their urban nest and relocate, learning about Alpaca farming and country life as they go. I found the idea of Alpaca farming which is the main storyline in this lovely book, really appealing and I wish my husband would secretly buy an alpaca farm behind my back!
Settling in to their new life Rosy finds the chance of romance but baulks at getting into a new relationship so soon after her husband’s sudden death although she seems remarkably open to giving it a try, especially as her husband’s double life reveals itself and her relationship with him turns out to have been built on sand.
This is a light hearted way of weaving a story around quite awful situations and making it fun and easy to read chick-lit. A great romantic beach read for the summer and definitely one for fans of Erica James and Katie Fforde and highly recommended for all die hard chick lit lovers.
I received a free ebook from the authors publicists Hello Chick-lit for reviewing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started to read this a few days ago and once I got into it found it hard to put down. I don't want to say too much about it as I don't want to spoil it for other readers but I... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Downing
A bit of a different read for me, usually a crime addict, but really enjoyed Jan's book. Looking forward to the next one.Published 5 months ago
A thoroughly enjoyable read. Light and highly entertaining but by no means vacuous fluff. Easy to read, gutsy chick-lit with real heart. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Antonia
The book maintains a nice brisk pace throughout and has well rendered characters go through a series of compelling emotional turns.Published 8 months ago by Lawrence
With thanks to HCL publicity Services for allowing us a copy of Jan Birley’s The lost and found life of Rosy Bennett in exchange for an honest review. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Compelling Reads - Amy
The main character, Rosy, has her life turned completely upside down by a series of unpredictable twists throughout the course of the story. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lorna
I had seen this book around a lot and loved the premise of it. I’m always a sucker for books where everything’s turned on its head and the characters have to start afresh. Read morePublished 13 months ago by B.R. Maycock
Gripping, easy read! Pour a glass of wine, curl up on the sofa and get lost in this book. Terrific Jan!Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
The novel is indeed a girly fantasy! A Widow with 2 sons, being courted by 2 very different men, and she gets her 3rd child, the girl she always wanted. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
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