Down on Daffodil Lane
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‘If you’re only going to read one book this year and you’re a fan of chick lit, make it this one!’ - Han’s Book Review
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?
Find out in Rebecca Pugh’s dazzling novel, Down on Daffodil Lane!
What reviewers are saying about Rebecca Pugh
‘I recommend reading this book more than any book I'd ever recommend. A true 5 heart read. And I read this is one beautiful scrumptious sitting!’ - The Brunette’s Bookshelf on Down on Daffodil Lane
‘I loved this debut novel and found it to be a comforting and enjoyable read perfect for cosying up in front a warm fire.’ – Sincerely Book Angel on Return to Bluebell Hill
‘a warm, heart-warming, enticing story.’ – Sophie, Reviewed the Book on Return to Bluebell Hill
PRAISE FOR REBECCA PUGH
‘ Rebecca really captures the true essence of love in her books and you really invest in and believe what you are reading, despite it being a fictional tale.’ - Book Addict Shaun on ‘A Home in Sunset Bay’
‘It was entirely satisfying and heartfelt’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook on ‘Return to Bluebell Hill’
‘What I thought was boy meets girl is so not the case. There's romance, mystery, and heartbreak.’ – Bookaholic Babe on ‘Return to Bluebell Hill’
‘From the rich descriptions to the believable characters and the engaging plot, I was hooked from page one.’ – Laura (Goodreads) on ‘A Home in Sunset Bay’
‘Return to Bluebell Hill is one of the best novels in this genre I've read in quite some time.’ – BrizzleLass
‘a warm, heart-warming, enticing story.’ – Sophie, Reviewed the Book on ‘Return to Bluebell Hill’
‘I really loved this book from start to finish, I really didn’t want to put it down, its what a story should be, a lovely modern fairytale of a book.’ – Candy Hart on ‘Return to Bluebell Hill’
About the author
REBECCA PUGH grew up in the green county of Shropshire, with a mind full of fairy-tales and happy endings. At 22 Rebecca’s own story took a fairy-tale-like turn and her dream came true. With her faithful companions: Bonnie the dog, her partner, and her gigantic family by her side, Rebecca is sharing her stories with readers who enjoy falling in love and losing themselves in beautiful, fictional worlds. Rebecca Pugh is the author of women’s fiction and romance, her all-time favourite genres. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good swoon?
Satisfyingly beautiful, and capitvatingy good!
have loved both Return to Bluebell Hill and A Home in Sunset Bay by Rebecca Pugh, they were both suitably gorgeous novels to sink your teeth into. In fact I have read them both this year, so you can imagine how much I was anticipating this read, to the point it has been my most anticipated read of the year!
Anyway, Down on Daffodil Lane follow Maria Charm after a messy divorce running off to Daffodil Lane cottage, owned by her mothers best friend, to help decorate the place and get herself some well earned R&R. Because sometimes you just need that time am I right?!
We have such a bundle of extraordinary characters. First of all Maria Charm. I just loved reading about Maria. She was so strong and independent. She had such an oomph about her. With her simplistic elegance to her and her subtle strength I just loved reading about her, watching her develop throughout the novel. I've never rooted for a Happily Ever After more than when reading about Maria.
When Maria moves to Daffodil Lane she meets Harriet the owner of Harriets Place, the lovely little cafe that Maria comes across. And she is just adorable. The typical mumsy kind of character, that I adored she was there for Maria to help her feel welcome and like she had a purpose. She was so cute! Millie, Millie, Millie. I LOVE Millie. She was funny, sarcastic and gave Maria a new lease of life. A new best friend for Maria in a town she didn't know, living a life she ever knew. She allowed Maria to find herself again, proving the power of Friendship really can mend a broken heart.
You're also introduced to some hot book boyfriend in Daffodil Lane in Brad. Brad is rough and ready, down and dirty, hot and smouldering! Think Ian Somerhalder in Vampire Diaries. That piercing look, those strong 'cut through ice' cheekbones. That's Brad. He also had the adorable, soft and sensitive 'has been hurt before' kinda feel about him. He was just the cutest, most loving, sexy man in fictional history!!
I don't really want to go into too much detail, as always, I love my readers to know how I felt about a book without giving away too much information abut the storyline.
All you have to know is Down on Daffodil Lane is Rebecca Pugh;s best novel yet. She has excelled herself in each novel she has written, she's become more dynamic, with an exceptional writing style which battles some of the bets chick lit authors like Jill Mansell. You get captivated, and all wrapped in the stories she creates, the characters you'll fall head over heels in love with, and get the most satisfying ending. Down on Daffodil Lane is a story of heart-break, the owed of a good friend and what it means to mend you're own broken heart.
This novel is for anyone who's had their heart broken, this'll show you that you can get through and you can make everything better. You can learn to love again *this feels like lyrics doesn't it?*
I recommend reading this book more than any book I'd ever recommend. A true 5 heart read. And I read this is one beautiful scrumptious sitting!