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Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley 5stars

on March 10, 2015

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Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley
The Blurb:
From spring to summer, autumn to winter, a lot can happen in a single year . . .

Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the past behind and move on with her life. As she seeks out peace and quiet in a new town, taking on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments seems like the perfect solution.

But the friendly Ivy Lane community has other ideas and gradually draw Tilly in to their cosy, comforting world of planting seedlings, organizing bake sales and planning seasonal parties.

As the seasons pass, will Tilly learn to stop hiding amongst the sweetpeas and let people back into her life – and her heart?

What I Think:

Tilly Parker is leaving her past behind her. She has just be offered a new job as a teacher and has just rented a house. Then she decides to take her mind off what has happened to her in the past, she decides to take out a plot, at Ivy Lane allotments. Although we know that Tilly is trying to forget something, we don’t find out what it is until later on in the story. However, we are given little clues throughout the story, which I thought built up to it beautifully. Tilly is a great main character because, you warm to her from the very first page. I felt that Tilly really grew into a great character throughout the book. Other character’s like Gemma, Mia, Hayley and Alf, were also written beautifully. I found that these were people that I would probably get on with, if of course they were real people.

This book was orginally published as four short stories, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. And while I felt that it really fit to separate the seasons, I am glad that I waited for the book, as I got to enjoy Tilly’s story fully as the book progressed. This is the first time I have read a book by Cathy Bramley, but it certainly won’t be the last. I am already eager to read her other stories.

This is such a feel good, heart warming story. I loved everything about Ivy Lane. The characters were all so likeable and brilliantly written. The descriptions of the allotment are amazing. It gets straight into the story from the very first page, and I found that it kept me entertained throughout.

Ivy Lane is a little ray of sunshine, and an escape from real life, while you’re reading it. Beautifully written and light hearted, with the right amount of heart ache and it keeps you guessing throughout! I can’t recommend it enough!

5/5 stars

thank you Kelly another fab review

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One response to “Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley 5stars

  1. Tanya Phillips says:

    I really isy get this book

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