Return to the Little Cottage on the Hill: An absolutely gorgeous, feel good romance novel

· The Little Cottage Series Book 3 · Bookouture
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The climb up the hill takes her past sweet-smelling pink roses in full bloom and leads her to an utterly breathtaking view. Megan is happy to be home at last, but will her relationship have survived the journey?


It has been a difficult few years for thirty-year-old Megan Forrester, completing her apprenticeship and trying to maintain a long-distance relationship with her gorgeous boyfriend, Liam.


She’s returned home to compete in a local craft competition. The prize is the chance to design beautiful new gates for the estate at the bottom of the hill, a job which could secure her future in the village forever.


As the contest gets underway, Megan is devastated when a rival design turns out to be almost identical to hers. Someone in the close-knit community must have leaked her sketches, but who? Is it the same person spreading heartbreaking rumours about Liam?


Down to the last few left in the competition, Megan throws her heart and soul into a show-stopping final piece… but will winning even matter when the truth about Liam is finally revealed?


Do you adore feel-good stories that leave you with a smile on your face? This heart-warming romance is a perfect escape for readers who flew through novels by Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson.


What readers are saying about Return to the Little Cottage on the Hill:

‘So heart-warming, uplifting and romantic. You can certainly escape away in this perfect summer read… A great read and such an easy read worth more than five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Heart-warming, feel-good… filled with plenty of love, family and laughter. An absolutely wonderful series so far, with this latest addition being no exception. … Highly recommended! Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars


What readers are saying about Emma Davies:

Absolutely loved this one… Such an easy to read book and perfect for losing yourself for a few hours on a sunny day! A lovely heart-warming story of friendship, love and music. Wonderful!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘A wonderfully uplifting enjoyable read to make you smile.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars


‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Simply brilliant… hooked from the first page and wanted to give it far more than the five stars… so heart-warming and romantic and uplifting and such a delight to read… has you in tears… An amazing read and so uplifting. I highly recommend I couldn't put it down at all.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A charming story that I enjoyed reading every second of.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars


‘A wonderfully fun feel-good book… Beware that this book will have you binge-reading it in one sitting. It is that good. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Such a lovely read! Heart-warming and uplifting… A delightful feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Flew through this one just like her others! A great feel-good light read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Tears in my eyes and goose pimples galore!’ B Is For Book Review


Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Strega Nana K
June 12, 2020
In Return To The Little Cottage on Hill, Emma Davies continues her series set in Joy's Acre with her wonderful, warm characters, and lovely energy. Her descriptions truly bring to life the beauty of the gardens and the food makes my mouth water. Friendships are tested, new love is found, old love's fire brought to life. My only regret is that I finished this fabulous novel.
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Gaele Hi
September 17, 2018
I adore this series about the changes at Joy’s Acre, and the changes made since we first met the people here and the changes to property and people since the beginning. And that is the joy in this series while there are new characters to meet, the continuing storylines mesh current changes to the staff / family at Joy’s Acre with the new arrival and the overriding determination to make everyone feel the magic that is contained there. What’s joyous about Davies’ writing is the fact that each story takes readers on a journey: new characters are introduced to the main six (Aunt Agatha, Seth, Maddie, Tom, Clara and Trixie), and their impact on the original characters (excepting Aunt Agatha) as they repeatedly find reaffirmation in the magic that is Joy’s Acre, and their connections in the family they have come to create. Here we have the opportunity to welcome Aunt Agatha into the fold, rather than a naysayer and a person to be ‘managed” as her time with the very gentle presence of Clara allows her to see how closed off and removed she’s been from both Seth, the property of Joy’s Acre, the village and life – isolating herself with memories and prickles. We have Clara with her unusual (for her) attraction to the television producer Declan, and her own conflicted feelings with the television show that is the latest change to fall on their little space. Trixie’s excitement and eagerness to participate, combined with some serious admiration (and solid takes) from Declan lead her into a place she’s not sure she wants. Fearful of the changes that could come to Joy’s Acre, she’s also aware of the monetary windfall that could arise, allowing the money to finish the last cottages and the barn – money that is always tight. Lastly there is Megan, staying in the Gardener’s cottage during the weeks long Blacksmithing competition. A local girl who has recently finished her training, and hopes to make her mark (and possibly win a National Trust commission for gates to one of their properties) she’s also got questions and worries. Not only worries about the competition, but of her long-term boyfriend. It’s expected (by many) that she and Liam will marry, and he’d inherited his grandmother’s house –but he didn’t invite her to stay – and she’s sure he’s gone off her. When you add in some undermining at the competition, the chaos created by the film crew at Joy’s Acre, the constant babysitting needed by Seth at Agatha’s manor where the competition is taking place, and short tempers from overwork, the upheaval of routines and a fear for Clara after she was caught out in the rainstorm helping to tarp the roof that Tom was rethatching – everyone’s emotions are on edge, and the changes Clara feared are seemingly around the corner. It’s difficult to review a book that draws you in – asking that you become a part of Joy’s Acre and watch the story unfold. These are characters that you want to know, to spend time with and Joy’s Acre is a delightful setting: opening everyone to possibilities and hope for something more: perhaps not in monetary gains – but in happiness. Take a trip to this little village and curl up with all three books – it will be the best investment of your time in ages. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley, for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility
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