This book has been on my TBR list for a very long time. So long infact that the author wrote another book. Which is crazy, and I'm excited to get to it, but today we are here to talk about Daffodil Lane.
A charmed life…
Maria Charm’s world might have recently crumbled, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to let it get her down.
Sure, her ex-husband broke her heart and decimated her trust, and while it would be so tempting to spend forever in her dressing gown, a tub of ice-cream in one hand and a glass of Chardonnay in the other, Maria wants more from her new—single—life!
A make over of her lovely little cottage on Daffodil Lane and a new job at Harriet’s café are just the distractions Maria needs to carve a new life in the country. One distraction she doesn’t need is Mr Tall, Brooding and Handsome from down the lane! 'Maria may only be in town temporarily, but there's nothing temporary about the tingles she feels at gorgeous Brad's touch…
After everything she’s been through, can Maria ever trust a man again? Could risking her heart with Brad lead to a charmed life on Daffodil Lane?
One thing I love about ALL of Rebecca's books is that they always have ridiculously BEAUTIFUL book covers. I love the green countryside feel to the cover and the fact it is covered in flowers, or daffodils to be exact. The blurb definitely had be hooked form the beginning sentence.
One aspect of the book that I loved was how Pugh portrayed Maria's life. The entanglement of romance, drama, friendship, and humour was perfect and it made the whole story come together. Maria, our main character, is going through a tough time which is why she's been sent, or given the opportunity to stay at Daffodil Lane cottage on the pre-tense that she re-decorates the whole place.
I would love this to happen to me.
Maria gets the chance to meet some other pretty special characters during her stay. There's Harriet who runs the cafe, and Millie, who has her own salon and is raising her little girl by herself. These ladies help Maria grow her strength to continue, and Maria's strong will make her both loveable and had me rooting for her.
Overall this book is everything I expected it to be, even with the ending being a slight surprise and even a bit misleading. All I will say is keep turning those pages. You won't regret it.