Just a little note before I share my review. I have to start by apologising to both Rachel and Emily Harvale as I am a day late posting my review. Which I only realised this morning. Between writing the wrong date in my diary and being ill with a cold I completely messed up! So big apologies all round!
I’m delighted to be sharing my review as part of the blog tour for Secret Wishes and Summer Kisses On Lily Pond Lane by Emily Harvale. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour and to the author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
Everyone’s got a secret wish in Little Pondale this summer.
Mia’s been exceptionally lucky since moving to Lily Pond Lane. But even on her honeymoon with the man of her dreams, she still has one remaining wish.
Ella wishes Gill would propose. But since Mia’s wedding something’s changed in their relationship. Now he’s spending time with newcomer, Tabbie Talbaine, Ella wishes Tabbie will leave as quickly as she arrived.
Tabbie wishes she hadn’t driven her car into a pond. But it could be the best thing that’s ever happened to her. When she discovers Hollywood heartthrob, Justin Lake’s staying in the village, getting an interview for her popular blog isn’t her only wish.
Bree was told she couldn’t have a baby. Now she’s expecting twins and is simply wishing it all goes well.
And as for Hettie … she wishes she could get her hands on an old map of the village. Because there’s something hidden in Little Pondale that Hettie Turner really wants to find.
I can’t believe we’ve reached the last book in this wonderful charming series! I loved catching up with everyone from the previous books along with meeting some new characters who slotted into life on Lily Pond Lane as if they had always been there. So with this in mind I do think that you can read this book as a standalone story. However the entire series has been entertaining and loveable so I do recommend starting at the beginning just so you can love the characters as much as I do.
In this book there is a little bit of everything from relationship troubles to past conflicts and even a new romance. Emily Harvale managed to connect them all perfectly along with making me smile and enjoy all the interactions within this group of friends. There was even a mystical element that added something extra special to the story. It’s the type of book where I could curl up and lose myself in along with giving me a warm and cosy feeling throughout.
In this book there is romance, smiles and plenty of heartwarming moments. What a fabulous end to the series!
I can’t wait to see what Emily Harvale comes up with next!
About the author
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.
Social Media Links – https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter
Win signed paperback of Secret Wishes and Summer Kisses, a pen, novelty sticky notes and a bookmark
*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.