Molly Hopkins has happily watched all of her friends’ dreams come true on Riverside Lane.
Deciding to follow her passion for baking, Molly with the help of her friends takes the plunge and opens a Tea Garden in the village hoping to make it a summer to remember!
Meanwhile, after a rather public end of his marriage, Logan Armstrong trusts no one but his beloved Grandad. He just wants his brief stay in Cranbridge to be as quiet as possible. But his Grandad has other ideas; he dreams of seeing the old watermill working again which might just mean Logan has to ask the village for help.
Can Molly finally overcome her lack of confidence and believe in her abilities to make the tea garden a success?
Will Logan discover that Molly might just be the one to mend his broken heart? And will both of them realise that life is for living and loving?
Over a long hot summer in Cranbridge, perhaps everyone’s dreams of a happy ever after can finally come true.
I received a copy of this book from Boldwood Books via NetGalley.
Molly is everyone’s friend but sometimes feels she is too willing to help others. Logan is in the village to heal after a relationship breakup. Staying with his grandad seems the perfect place to hide. Molly’s friends persuade her to open a tea garden. As she works with her friends and Logan to realise her dream, she realises that she is valued and others will help her if she asks. Logan is not looking for love, but his friendship with Molly is rewarding, and there’s a possibility of more if he can learn to trust again.
I enjoyed the sense of community this story offers with the relatable characters and the character development of Molly. The gentle romance between Molly and Logan is lovely, and meeting characters from previous books makes this an uplifting read.
Alison Sherlock is the author of the bestselling Willow Tree Hall books. Alison enjoyed reading and writing stories from an early age and gave up office life to follow her dream. Her new series for Boldwood is set in a fictional Cotswold Village, and book one The Village Shop for Lonely Hearts was published in July 2020 and book two The Village of Lost and Found in March 2021. The Village Inn of Secret Dreams in September 2021.