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Blog Tour – ‘Appleby Farm’ by Cathy Bramley

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‘Appleby Farm’ was first released as a digital serial. It was published in paperback by Corgi on the 13th August 2015. Having truly enjoyed ‘Ivy Lane’, I was really looking forward to reading this book. So imagine my delight when I was not only sent a copy to review but also asked if I wanted to take part in this blog tour.

Freya Moorcroft is happy working at the café round the corner from the Ivy Lane allotments, though a part of her misses the beautiful rolling hills of her old Cumbrian childhood home, Appleby Farm. An unexpected phone call from her aunt and a desperate plea for help changes everything for Freya who finds herself going back home to the farm to lend a hand. Appleby Farm is in financial trouble and the stress is taking its toll on her aunt and uncle.

Freya has always believed that it is love that makes the world go round, not money. So will saving Appleby Farm and following her heart come at a price? You’ll have to read the book for yourself to find out.

This was an absolutely delightful read, a real page-turner; simply magical. Once again Cathy Bramley didn’t fail to disappoint me. I think her writing style is wonderful and that her stories are great.

A number of the characters in this book were from ‘Ivy Lane’ and it really felt as if I was meeting up with old friends who I hadn’t seen for ages. I totally loved the storyline. Freya had a heart of gold and did so much for her family. I think the challenge she was presented with was what she really needed. I would love to know what happens next in Freya’s life.

I would recommend reading ‘Ivy Lane’ first in order to get to know the characters who appear in ‘Appleby Farm’.

I give this book 5 out of 5.



I am giving away a copy of ‘Appleby Farm’ to one lucky person.  To enter just leave a comment telling me what the biggest challenge in your life has been.


Terms and Conditions

This competition is open to UK residents only.

The closing date is 11:59 p.m. on the 6th September 2015.

The winner will be notified within 7 days of the closing date and their prize sent out by me.


Good luck! 🙂


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9 thoughts on “Blog Tour – ‘Appleby Farm’ by Cathy Bramley

  1. Karen T. on said:

    Like most people, I’ve had several challenges, but the ongoing challenge in my life is coping with the all too regular terrible migraines which I’ve suffered from since childhood. It’s just a matter of getting things into perspective and counting your blessings 🙂


  2. My biggest challenge is an ongoing one at the moment .. fighting Cancer. A battle I am desperate to win. One day at a time is my motto 🙂


  3. Thank you Sonya, for taking part in the Appleby Farm blog tour and for organising the paperback giveaway. Cathy xx


  4. Leigh Newton on said:

    My biggest challenge is probably bringing up 4 kids. It’s also my biggest achievement


  5. My biggest challenge came in 2002 when doctors told me they would have to switch off my 25-year-old daughter’s life support machine. I refused to agree and she is now 95% fit, happily married and doing a job she loves.


  6. Michelle Connor on said:

    My biggest challenge is trying to keep myself mobile. I have Degenerative Disc Disease which makes it difficult to stand or sit or get dressed so my hubby helps to look after me. I can’t get out unless I have someone to help me. Simple things like getting washed and dressed are an ordeal most days. I very rarely sleep more than a couple of hours at a time so my escape is reading. What a joy it would be to receive a new book 😊. Thank you for the opportunity to win a prize 😊 xx


  7. Thanks to everyone for entering my competition. I am pleased to announce that the winner is Marilyn Chapman. Please check your email, Marilyn.

    Best wishes



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