New Beginnings at the Old Bakehouse by Christie Barlow @christiejbarlow @0neMoreChapter_ #publicationday #bookreview #loveheartlane

🥂🥂🥂 HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO CHRISTIE BARLOW 🥂🥂🥂 New Beginnings at the Old Bakehouse, the 9th(!!!) in the Love Heart Lane series is out today!!

Big thanks to One More Chapter for my advanced e-copy of New Beginnings at the Old Bakehouse which I received through Netgalley. I also preordered a copy which appeared as if by magic on my kindle this morning.

The Blurb

‘A letter, a goodbye, and a baby girl whose name will begin with “L”…’

When Heartcross’ resident clairvoyant tells Molly McKendrick to expect a whole lot of scandal and upset to blow in with the approaching winter storm, Molly doesn’t know what to think.

With a baby on the way any week now, and Christmas not far off, the last thing Molly needs is drama, but when she crosses paths with Bree, a sixteen-year-old homeless girl, and takes her in from the cold, secrets from the past flood the present and Molly, her partner Cam, and their son George, are soon experiencing a holiday season filled with unexpected festive surprises…

What Did I Think?

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, I love going to the Scottish village of Heartcross. Everyone is so friendly, there’s a real community atmosphere, I really wish it was real!!

For this trip, I’m returning to the lives of Molly and Cam, the village vet and baker, a few years in from when they were the central characters in Primrose Park. Life is rosy, Molly is pregnant with baby number 2, and Cam’s baking sounds amazing. But as I fully well know, there is always something in Heartcross to knock idyllic life slightly off course and this time it’s a super cold winter and a chance meeting at the homeless hostel that sends Molly on a charitable course.

I don’t think I’ve read a Barlow novel where I don’t got on an emotional journey that is not dissimilar to a rollercoaster. I started off elated to be with such an adorable couple who I’d got to know a few books back. Then I felt fear (I don’t do snow at all) and worry for those who Sam, the owner of the hostel was helping on such a bitterly winters night… I’ll stop my rollercoaster reminisce there as i don’t want to spoil the story but needless to say, I did shed a tear or two at points – a typical reaction from my trips to Heartcross.

New Beginnings At The Old Bakehouse ticked every single box I’d expect from Christie Barlow and more. I had my familiarity of the characters I’ve grown to know and love, I had the bumps in the road, the emotional pendulum. This is another heartfelt addition to the series and I can’t wait to visit Bumblebee Cottage at the end of the year!

Who Is Christie Barlow?

Christie Barlow is the number one international bestselling author of fifteen romantic comedies including the iconic Love Heart Lane Series, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Kitty’s Countryside Dream. She lives in a ramshackle cottage in a quaint village in the heart of Staffordshire with her four children and two dogs. 

Her writing career has come as a lovely surprise when Christie decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. Christie’s dream was to become a writer and the book she wrote to prove a point went on to become a #1 international bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

When Christie isn’t writing she co-presents The Book Show on Radio Northwich, enjoys playing the piano, is a keen gardener and loves to paint and upcycle furniture.

Christie is an ambassador for the @ZuriProject alongside Patron of the charity, Emmerdale’s Bhasker Patel. They raise money and awareness for communities in Uganda.

Christie loves to hear from her readers and you can get in touch via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Twitter – @ChristieJBarlow

Facebook – Christie Barlow Author

Instagram – christie_barlow

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