Tilly Tennant returns to the blog with a story of finding your roots, yourself and your joy with
The Little Orchard on the Lane
Posy always knew she was adopted but didn’t know (or really have that itch) to know much more – until the letter arrived introducing her to a whole new series of family connections, she had been unaware of. Of course, that led to more questions and concerns for her: most of all the knowledge that the remaining family (2 uncles) didn’t know of her existence until the death of their mother. She’s worried that her own adoptive parents will be hurt by her curiosity, or think she’s wanting to replace them: and she’s unsure just what her newly found family will think of her appearance.
Not wanting anything from them, she discovers that her uncles, Giles and Asa are suitably withdrawn, if overtly politely welcoming, but Posy is enchanted by the little village – so different from her own home, and the chance encounter with a very naked and very angry neighbor won’t leave her mind.
What happens is the kindness and genuine joy that encompasses Posy’s every move is highlighted here: curiosity and her own freedom as she decides on her next career move leads her to stay with Asa in the annexe, ostensibly to project manage a redo. Of course, with familiarity, the family starts to see Posy as an important (and welcomed) addition, and she’s able to gain some answers about her mother (long gone) and her grandmother, and finally feel more like the ‘other kids’ she knew growing up – with family that isn’t simply your Mum and Dad. Tennant uses the multiple issues that adoptees experience with finding birth families and unearthing questions that may well be without answer and gives us insight into Posy’s ability to roll those changes and knowledge into her own searches for her own happiness and next step. With plenty of friendship, love and lots of moments to smile – this is a prototypical book from Tilly Tennant – with happiness, joy, emotional and love all on display – with answers coming from actual moments and thought – not just coincidentally placed after the first moments. It is a wonderful escape into the Somerset countryside with lots to love and enjoy.
Title: The Little Orchard on the Lane
Author: Tilly Tennant
Genre: British, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Family Saga, Friendship, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: Britain, Small Town
Published by: Bookouture
Published on: 16 April, 2021
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 25 minutes
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Feel the sun on your face on a Somerset terrace overlooking golden fields and wild meadowland, and watch as romance beckons and long-hidden secrets are revealed…
When twenty-seven-year-old Posy arrives at picture-perfect Oleander House in the Somerset village of Astercombe, she is enchanted. Adopted when she was just a baby, Posy is excited to re-connect with her birth family and help out on the family cider farm with its old stone walls and bees buzzing in the hedgerows.
There’s just one tiny problem – her new next-door neighbour, haughty, handsome vineyard-owner Lachlan. Lachlan has taken an instant dislike to Posy, and after a furious argument when she ventures on his land, she’s pretty certain there’s not a heart of gold beneath his frosty exterior.
Yet as she falls in love with the flower-filled hedgerows and apple-green fields of her new life, she discovers more about her grumpy neighbour. Even though he acts like the world is out to get him, she can’t ignore the sad expression in his dark eyes.
And when Posy discovers the heartbreaking secret that is tearing Lachlan apart, she understands why he has shut the door on the world and vows to help him, as well as the vineyard, which has fallen on hard times. Yet just as Lachlan lets Posy in, a terrible night threatens to destroy everything she has begun to care about and puts someone she loves at risk. Will her dream life in the country come at an awful price?
If you love Nicola May, Debbie Macomber and Milly Johnson, then you will adore The Little Orchard on the Lane. An enchanting summer romance about new beginnings, second chances and trusting your heart.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.