Christie Barlow comes to the blog with the fourth visit to Love Heart Lane with
I’ve read two of the three previous titles in this series, after grabbing a lovely story from this author and finding myself enchanted. This story introduces us to Julia, owner of a local B&B in Heartcross, and is excited to have gotten planning permission to expand her little enterprise. Perfectly situated, and now known more than ever after a flood destroyed the bridge into town and the town was featured on the news. She and her employee Eleni are busy and moving along well, when Julia comes to dig out more information about Flynn, the new owner of Starcross Manor.
Past history between Julia and Flynn leave her believing that he’s more like the careless millionaires that Scotland has dealt with in the past with golf clubs, and when it’s made perfectly clear that the manor is to be a 5 star resort hotel, Julia is instantly worried about her own business and that of those in the little village. For his part, Flynn never hid that he was building a hotel, and truly believes that it will help both the village and his own place with all of the amenities. But finding a magazine story about Flynn’s history gives Julia more fuel for her resentment, and she brings the town together to ‘warn’ them about him.
E Flynn was, at first, everything Julia believed him to be – and determined to succeed at all costs. But the biggest misunderstanding was all for show and Julia only saw the last part of the show, leaving her with many questions, a bad impression and lots of worries. But an unexpected heatwave and a flood in her B&B, when Flynn stepped up and provided help, support and a way to take care of her clients even as the B&B was being repaired, bring us all full circle to the point where they actually talk, the attraction that was simmering comes to light, and Julia’s ideas for Starcross Manor also bring in the town and village- where they all get a chance to move forward and onward to the next great installment. Grab these for a getaway to a place where friendship, support and love are all-consuming and leave you with a smile.
Title: Starcross Manor
Author: Christie Barlow
Series: Love Heart Lane #4
Also in this series: Clover Cottage
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Friendship, Humor elements, Scottish, Second Chance, Setting: Scotland, Small Town
Published by: One More Chapter
Published on: 14 August, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 40 minutes
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When Julia Coleman meets Flynn Carter again in the cosy village of Heartcross it can only mean trouble. Flynn might be rich, brooding and sexy, but Julia knows first-hand he’s ruthless and she plans to watch his every move.
When Julia discovers Flynn’s plans for beautiful Starcross Manor her greatest fears come true. Because Flynn’s dreams of turning Starcross into a luxury hotel could ruin Julia’s dreams…and finish off the community of Heartcross for good.
Flynn makes it clear he doesn’t want trouble, and he’s not the man Julia thinks he is. As he sets about convincing the community he’s changed, he hopes he can convince Julia to give him another chance too…
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.