Last year saw ‘Ivy Lane’ first published in four parts as a digital series which proved to be very successful. It is now out in paperback, released by Corgi on the 12th February 2015. I was very lucky to be sent a proof copy and having now read it, I feel very privileged indeed to be part of this blog tour.
Tilly Parker has been through a terrible time but knows that she has to do something about her situation. She needs a fresh start and some peace and quiet while she mends her broken heart. So she decides to take on an allotment at Ivy Lane. Tilly soon finds herself amongst a very friendly community who bring her out of her shell. Can she start letting people back into her life and her heart?
I loved everything about ‘Ivy Lane’ including the cover which is just so pretty. From the very first page I knew I would find it hard to put down this book. I found it to be a very addictive read and it made me feel all lovely and warm inside. Cathy Bramley has a wonderful way of writing.
There was a really good mixture of characters throughout this story, all of which were likeable. Some of them had great personalities. I like the way they all pulled together as a community. Tilly was just so lovely and did so much for people.
At the back of the book is a collection of Cathy’s recipes some of which were mentioned throughout the story, so for those of you who like to cook and/or bake you will be in for an extra treat. Some of the cakes made in the story certainly made my mouth water.
I can see why ‘Ivy Lane’ did so well last year. I don’t somehow think that I would have been patient enough to read it in parts though. I now have another favourite author to add to my list and I hope to read everything that Cathy Bramley writes.
‘Ivy Lane’ is a story about community spirit, friendship, love and new beginnings.
Thank you for an absolutely amazing read, Cathy.
I give this book 5 out of 5.