Hattie was once thrilled to call the beautiful city of Paris her home. But when her heart is broken by her boyfriend and she loses her dream job, she bids farewell to the city of love and hurries home to Gillypuddle, a sleepy village on the Dorset coast. But as she returns home she finds her parents struggling to cope with a terrible family tragedy.
In a desperate search for a new start, Hattie takes a job at the donkey sanctuary nearby on Sweet Briar Farm where Jo, the taciturn owner, certainly loves her animals far more than humans. Hattie can’t help but fall in love with the donkeys (and the opportunity to get close to dreamy Canadian vet Seth) but Jo is harder to get to know and when she finds her boss sobbing in her sleep one stormy night, she knows that her new friend is hiding a dark secret.
And when handsome newspaper reporter Owen does some digging into Jo’s past he finds something that connects her to Hattie on a whole new level. Can Hattie trust what Owen says, especially when he seems intent on standing in the way of her blossoming romance with Seth? And can Hattie help Jo to start healing and the donkeys of Sweet Briar Farm?
A beautiful story that will melt the hardest of hearts. If you love Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Josie Silver you will be enchanted by this life-affirming read that reminds you that home is wherever the people you love are.
Everyone loves Hattie’s Home for Broken Hearts:
‘This is a story that will melt even the hardest of hearts, it is perfect for lovers of Jenny Colgan books. I will definitely be reading more by this author.’ Little Miss Book Lover
‘I love Tilly’s books, and this one was a real pleasure to read… Great storyline, and a warm, captivating read.’ Goodreads Reviewer , Five stars
‘The perfect heartwarming read for the summer. This story is about loss, love, and second chances. I couldn't help feeling like the grinch whose heart grew several sizes while reading this wonderful story.’ The Reading Chemist
‘Another fabulous story from Tilly. A fantastic summer read with the feel- good factor. Enough to almost draw tears but then break out in a big smile. Wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Tilly love you have done it again. Hatties home for broken hearts is an amazing feel good book. …amazing characters, a fabulous storyline and a great setting. This book is really fab.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This is a unique story that I enjoyed reading. A donkey sanctuary was a wonderful addition to the story of Jo and a few love interests as well. I am a fan of Tilly Tennant and have read many of her books, and this one was at the top of my list. For me, definitely a 5 star review. ‘ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Oh my word I loved this book, a definite page turner, and now I want a donkey. This book is perfect to read on holiday.’ Boonies123,. 5 stars
‘I fell in love with the donkeys straight away, just like Hattie! They all seemed to have their own personalities and I thought that they all were so cute! But, my favourite was definitely Norbert… Overall, this was a heart-warming story that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ The Cosiest Corner, Five stars
Sun-drenched, touching and inspirational, this is your ultimate summer read for 2018, perfect for fans of Rosanna Ley and Victoria Hislop.
Ten-year-old Lily and family arrive for their annual summer holiday in Sicily. Adopted as a toddler, Lily's childhood has been idyllic. But a chance encounter with a local woman on the beach changes everything...
b>10 years later...
Ever since that fateful summer Lily's picture-perfect life, and that of her family, has been in turmoil. The secrets of the baking hot shores of Sicily are calling her back, and Lily knows that the answers she has been so desperately seeking can only be found if she returns to her beloved island once more...
BOOK DESCRIPTION: A young widow haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past.
Noelle Winters is dreading Christmas, the anniversary of her husband's death. But she puts on a brave face. She has to. Her son, Aiden, depends on her. She's determined to make Christmas merry for both of them. But her best intentions might not prove enough. Her dream of opening her own bakery, Puff n Stuff, might not come to fruition if the bank doesn't approve her request for a loan.
Even worse, her husband's best friend shows up on her doorstep. She hasn't seen Shane Carrington in years and his visit is a complete surprise. His concern touches something inside Noelle's heart. Shane is kind. Gentle. He makes her feel cherished and her heart stirs for the man who has always been so dear to her.
Shane is also a blessing to Aiden since he has become the role model her son needs, especially as Aiden has been getting himself into trouble lately.
Unsure and afraid to risk her heart on a fleeting flirtation, Noelle wants nothing more than to brush off the attraction. But Shane isn't going to let the ghosts of the past steal Noelle and his happily ever after.
Meet Millie. Heartbreak has forced her to make a new start and when she arrives at the old bakery in the little village of Honeybourne she is determined that this will be her home sweet home. Her imagination has been captured by the tumbledown bakery but with no running water and dust everywhere, her cosy idea of making cakes in a rural idyll quickly crumbles.
Luckily the locals are a friendly bunch and step in to help Millie. One in particular, Dylan, a laid-back lothario, soon captures her attention.
But just as Millie is beginning to settle in, an unexpected visitor from her past suddenly turns up determined to ruin everything for her. It's time for Millie to face the skeletons in her closet if she's going to live the dream of running her little village bakery, and her blossoming romance with Dylan.
A charming heartwarming novel about love, life and new beginnings perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Debbie Johnson.
Praise for The Little Village Bakery:
'This book was an absolute pleasure to read - I devoured it in one sitting!'The Reading Shed
'This is an adorable tale of new beginnings, new friends and a village pulling together.Highly recommended.' Shelley Back Books
'I absolutely loved this'Well Read Pirate
'This is the first book I've read by this author and I absolutely loved it. The story weaves together a tale of love, friendship, trust, desire and so much more.' Haven't Got a Clue
'I loved this story, it had a little bit of everything, romance, heartbreak, mystery and a little magic thrown in for good measure. I'll definitely be reading the sequel when it comes out.' Mum Reinvented
'I loved Honeybourne; it's the kind of place I would love to live. This is a sweet, enjoyable read' Cayo Costa
What readers are saying about Tilly Tennant:
'A wonderful read with a bubbly, unique and fresh style of writing' Sky's Book Corner
'Tilly makes her characters so relatable that you can't help but fall in love with them' Starcrossed Reviews
'Tilly Tennant has obvious talent for turning the every day into a fairy tale... a sweet touch and light humour' BestChickLit.com
'Tilly Tennant has an amazing gift for story-telling and I'm sure we're going to see great things from her in the future.' Holly Martin
With bright red hair and an infectious smile, Dodie is a hopeless romantic and absolutely one of a kind, just like the pieces in her shop.
When Dodie finds a love letter in the pocket of an old woollen coat, she makes it her mission to deliver it to its rightful owner. Following the address, she manages to persuade the handsome but reluctant new tenant, Edward, to help her with her search.
As the story of the letter unfolds, Dodie is there, as always, to pick up the pieces and make things right. But who will be there for her when her own love story needs a helping hand?
Is it too much to dream of a happy ending like the ones in the black and white movies she adores?
If you’re looking for a sweep-you-off-your-feet romance that will warm you through and through then the door to Forget-Me-Not Vintage is always open. Perfect for fans of Jane Linfoot, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan.
What readers are saying about A Very Vintage Christmas:
‘This is a truly wonderful story!!... It’s a story of friendship, love, family and of course Christmas!! … Fabulous!! Five Big Fat Vintage Stars!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Oozing with Christmas charm, this is the perfect book to add to your holiday reads!’ Darcy’s Book Blog, 4 stars
‘A wonderful book that had me smiling and laughing…I can't wait for A Cosy Candlelit Christmas.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars
‘This was my first Christmas book of the season and it’s a fabulous start. It made me fall in love with Tilly Tennant and I’m really excited for Christmas already. The storyline had me smiling throughout, gave me a warm feeling and the writing adds so many sparks… I enjoyed every second of it.’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams, 5 stars
‘I am a massive fan of Tilly Tennant's books so jumped at the chance to get my hands on this brand-new release!... After the first few pages I was hooked! I love the writing style and the characters were just superb - the plot was brilliant and I loved the ending too - it really is the most delightful story!!... Grab yourself a nice warm drink and curl up ready to feel all warm and cosy inside - no hesitation in giving this a massive five shiny stars!!’ Donnas Book Blog, 5 stars
‘What a fabulous book! I'm a huge fan of the Tilly Tennant books, she's quickly becoming my favourite cosy writer!... I highly recommend this story if you're looking for a nice cosy read this winter!’ Caoimhas Books and Lit, 5 stars
‘The storyline had me smiling throughout... I adored the quirkiness of it and the characters. While reading it, it made me feel all warm inside. I could imagine a warm fire and hot chocolate. This really is another Tilly Treasure and one that will stay with me for some time!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I love Tilly's books they are great cosy reads and this one is just as good as the rest. A fantastic read to snuggle down to this winter.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This was a truly delightful, heart-warming story from start to finish with lots of Christmas cosy feeling moments throughout. Lovely, likeable characters and the perfect setting… On that note, I'm looking forward to reading her next book already.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This was a great feel good holiday book. Something you want to snuggle up in a warm house and read on a cold day. It is a little different than your normal holiday book but that is what makes it special.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
Zane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Only Zane and his sister know the truth, until one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade, and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking back...
Years later, Zane returns to his hometown determined to reconnect with the place and people that mean so much to him, despite the painful memories. As he resumes life in the colorful town, he meets a gifted landscape artist named Darby, who is on the run from ghosts of her own.
Together they will have to teach each other what it means to face the past, and stand up for the ones they love.