Ivy Lane Review

IVY LANE BY CATHY BRAMLEY | Goodreads | Amazon
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Many thanks to publisher and Sara for sending me this copy.

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?

We meet Tilly when she’s starting everything afresh: new house, new place, new job. She also takes on her own plot at Ivy Lane allotments and all that she need is peace. But the community of Ivy Lane has other ideas, they want to get to know Tilly and they want to help her very much with the gardening. So Tilly finds herself taking part in events, among many new friends and he starts to love greenery! She makes new friends and tries not to fall in love,  but first she has to let go of her past and what haunts her.. Ivy Lane is a story about friendship, love and new beginnings.

I loved everything about Ivy Lane, even the cover which is so cute and pretty. Honestly, I never thought that it would be so difficult to put down and it proved to be addictive.
What surprised me most of all was the fact that the story didn’t revolve around a guy or falling back in love. It was all about Tilly and her struggles of trusting people again. This story touched many topics, such as death, friendship, trust and letting people back into your heart. I really liked the fact that they were so many characters involved in this story, that made it so interesting and I was eager to get to know them. We see them valnurable and we learn about their past.
It’s written in an engaging and flowing way filled with vivid descriptions, making it hard to put down. There are some cliffs here and there, enough to keep your attention. I really liked the writing and I have to admit that it’s the best I’ve ever read of its genre.

Initial thoughts:
1. I wasn’t 100% sold on Tilly’s love story, only because I never felt like we really got to know him. Plus, I liked Charlie better.
2.A little secret – we don’t say goodbye to Ivy Lane yet, because the author has created a new series called Appleby Farm, with many of our characters. I’m excited, are you?
3. I loved all the Ivy Lane recipes and I’ll try to do them soon. Yes, this book includes some lovely recipes!

If you want a heart-warming story, this is perfect for you!This book is totally a page – turner!

Note: You can now buy three books, including Ivy Lane for the offer of  £10, sold by Amazon.


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