- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1476 KB
- Print Length: 289 pages
- Publisher: HQ Digital; 1 edition (3 July 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MXHIRO4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #606 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Soon Anna finds that just because she wants to become the Mary Berry of cakes, and the epitome of yummy mummy in the country, her own lack of skills (and actual disinterest) in those particular activities are overrated, as having safe and happy children, a livable space and the ability to pay the bills is more than enough to take on. When her best friend appears, soon followed by her mother, the hijinks begin. Two men have caught her interest: the domineering and oh-so-posh Richard, and the ‘Lord of the Manor” Horatio, who has arranged for a pirate-speaking handyman to do some of the odd jobs needed.
Starting a bit slow, then quickly becoming a mix of laugh out loud moments, situations that only Anna could be in, and a run in with the meanest of the mean-girls at the school drop-off, Anna is diving head first into country life, egged on by her best friend – outrageous in London but a complete alien creature in the country. From bake sale competition with Waitrose-baked cakes to a Pork Pie roll (think mad dash after the cheddar wheel as it barrels down the hill) to her children’s father turning up and demanding access after scarpering when the line turned pink – Anna is against it every time. And with her children’s welfare paramount in her mind, and her own growth from biddable doormat to independent and decisive woman, you can’t help but love her.
A mother who is backhanded with all of her compliments, and determined to live in the spotlight: a fierce best friend and a diary that hides the secrets of Horatio’s family, one his mother is determined to destroy: the story ramps up and demands the next page. Cute and funny children, a hilarious (if ultimately sad) comeuppance for the meanest girl at the drop-off, and opportunity for hope and happiness, the story is a clever read and sure to please fans of finding your way stories that are laden with humor.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review. All conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anna Compton has had enough! Tired of her frazzled life, her stressful job and the hustle and bustle of living in London, the time has come for her to make a fresh start and to put the past firmly behind her! A new beginning beckons for Anna and she decides to hang up her city girl stilettos for a life in the country where she will spend her days surrounded by miles and miles of unspoiled greenery, baking bread, making jam and becoming a domestic goddess and yummy mummy extraordinaire! Anna cannot wait to take up residence at Primrose Cottage and for her new life to begin. However, on her arrival, she quickly realises that there is a world of difference between reality and fantasy!
When Anna had been daydreaming about her new life in the country, she certainly never imagined that she would end up chasing pork pies down hills or trying to pass off shop-bought cakes at the school bake sale as her own – nor had she imagined that she would find herself caught up in a love triangle between hunky local farmer Richard and Lord of the Manor Horatio!
One thing is for sure – life in the country is anything but quiet for Anna! Is moving to Primrose Cottage going to turn out to be the biggest mistake of her life? Or will she come to realise that her new life is what she has been searching for all along?
A wonderful zesty-paced romp that had me laughing out loud, The Little Cottage in the Country is a joy to read from beginning to end! Lottie Phillips writes with plenty of brio, humour and charm and this book’s beguiling blend of hi-jinks, humour and pathos makes it absolutely impossible to resist! I thought Anna was a fantastic heroine and the scrapes she gets into are sure to make you howl with laughter! Add eccentric supporting characters, wit, warmth and sass and you have the perfect book to while away a lazy afternoon!
A sensational romantic comedy Hollywood producers should snap the film rights to, The Little Cottage in the Country is an addictive read you’ll never want to end!
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