“The Mill on Magnolia Lane” by Tilly Tennant

“The Mill on Magnolia Lane” by Tilly Tennant

Synopsis

The sky is cornflower blue, the air is scented with the smell of fresh apple blossom and Lizzie Lovell can’t wait to start her new life in the mill on Magnolia Lane. But is she just about to fall in love with someone she shouldn’t? 

When Lizzie loses her larger-than-life dad she doesn’t know how to move forward. Encouraged by a childhood dream she shared with her beloved father, she is determined to continue his legacy and moves to the old Mill on Magnolia lane, a place he had always longed to own.

Restoring the old windmill is a much bigger job than Lizzie bargained for, especially when she is distracted by her new next door neighbour Jude, who has temptingly twinkly eyes and a body to die for. But when Jude’s ex- girlfriend Harriet arrives back on the scene, Lizzie begins to wonder if life wasn’t far simpler before she moved to the mill. Especially when it emerges that Harriet knows something about Jude’s past, something that could shatter her new start and her heart into smithereens …

My Review

It’s been a long time coming to have the opportunity to read ‘The Mill on Magnolia Lane’ and I have to say it was well worth the wait!

The feelings I got within the first few chapters were Lizzie’s determination and positivity bursting from the pages as she makes the huge and risky decision to purchase a run down mill. It’s not even habitable so she has to then purchase a caravan to live in whilst the building works are carried out. We meet the adorable Charlie who is the younger brother of the gorgeous Jude. Lizzie is certainly taken by this lovely fella but what will happen between them?

Lizzie’s sister Gracie then arrives at the mill with some drama of her own along with their stepmother Florentina and their mother Gwendolyn. As you can imagine there’s friction all over the place but will Lizzie get her main goal of the Mill up and running!?! I totally urge you to pick up this jam packed story full of love, drama, friendship, complicated relationships and of course family! ❤️

When I had the opportunity to pick up my kindle to read ‘The Mill on Magnolia Lane’ I flew through the pages and was gutted when I had to put it back down. Life kind of got in the way a bit more than usual, so it took me longer to read than I thought but that’s ok as I didn’t want it to end anyway! Tilly’s writing is full of very interesting characters and I loved how she even portrayed Charlie as he is autistic, he was my favourite as he was just so lovable and funny. I can’t wait to pick up another Tilly Tennant book very soon!! I give ‘The Mill on Magnolia Lane’ 4*/5* 😊

Thank you to Bookouture for an advanced copy of this book via Netgalley.

Author Bio

Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor and part-time lecturer.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her fifteenth Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes young adult fiction as Sharon Sant. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at http://www.tillytennant.com

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