Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage by Heidi Swain today. This is also book five of my 20 books of summer challenge. With thanks to the publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
When Lottie Foster’s grandmother’s best friend Gwen dies, she leaves Lottie her lovely home, Cuckoo Cottage.
Lottie loves the cottage but Matt, a charming local builder, points out that beneath its charm it is falling apart. Luckily he is always on hand to help with the problems that somehow seem to keep cropping up. But is he just a bit too good to be true? Certainly Will, Lottie’s closest neighbour, seems to think so.
Lottie plans to set up her own business renovating vintage caravans. She hasn’t told anyone about the project she has cooked up with Jemma from The Cherry Tree Café to repurpose Gwen’s old caravan and turn it into a gorgeous tearoom.
But before she can finally enjoy living with her legacy she must uncover who she can trust, and who to avoid. And with two men vying for her attention, will she also find love?
In Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage we meet Lottie as she inherits a cottage from her grandmother’s best friend, Gwen. This is a new beginning for Lottie and she has plans to set up her own business. Will everything go to plan though?
I have to admit when I first picked up Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage I didn’t realise that it was book four in a series. However I found it worked fine as a standalone. There was a lovely heartwarming feel throughout. You see this especially in the friendships that are formed between Lottie and the residents of this small village. Lottie is also busy trying to start a business but also ends up busy in her personal life too. As the arrival of two different men definitely bring complications.
I found Lottie to be a mostly likeable character but I did have my reservations. I have to admit there were times when I did shake my head at some of her actions. There were plenty of moments where I wanted to say no, don’t do that. Along with a few exclamations of what are you doing, don’t listen to him! So in a way my thoughts and feelings towards Lottie were a little mixed at times. Even though I may not have fully gelled with the main character I found the story to be sweet, gentle and lighthearted!