A Cornish Summer at Pear Tree Farm by Angela Britnell

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Angela Britnell and Choc-Lit for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

Synopsis

Cornish charm and a Tennessee twist – the perfect pair?
Nessa Vivian is determined to keep her parents’ business afloat, but Pear Tree Farm near the backwater Cornish village of Polgarth didn’t do well as farm, and it’s not faring much better as a camp site. Maybe it’s due to Nessa’s habit of taking in troubled runaways, like ex-soldier Crispin, for next to nothing. Or perhaps her highly-strung sister Lowena is right – caravans named after Beatles’ songs and homegrown pears are not enough to turn the farm into a tourist haven.
Then another troubled runaway turns up, posing the greatest threat yet. Ex-musician Ward Spencer from Tennessee is certainly intriguing, but could his plans to put nearby Tregereth House on the map mean Pear Tree Farm is finished – or does his arrival signal a second lease of life, and not just for Nessa’s business?

Purchase Link – mybook.to/SummerAtPearTreeFarm

My Thoughts

I simply cannot say no to an Angela Britnell novel.  From well developed and emotive characters to charming setting, they are simple the perfect escape and I devour them hungrily every time.

This time we are visiting Angela’s beloved Cornwall and her passion for the places she writes about just shines through in her vivid description.  I completely immersed myself into Pear Tree Farm and the setting of this novel.  It wasn’t glamourous or luxurious, but it was so peaceful and picturesque I just want to go there. 

Nessa and Ward are both lovely characters and as I have come to expect from Angela, written with depth and compassion.  Nessa is struggling to build her business and to let go of her parents, Ward needs to escape the limelight and deal with his own issues.  Both are so loveable I was rooting for them the whole time.  I also loved the quirky but wonderful residents at Pear Tree Farm.

As the summer here draws to an end and the festive reads begin to pour in, it was lovely to have a late summer read to go with the glorious weather this week.  Angela never disappoints and her writing is always difficult to put down and leave midway. 

This book is perfect for some lovely escapism and I highly recommend.

Author Bio – Angela Britnell

Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee to visit family and friends, drink tea and eat far too many Cornish pasties!

A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. Thanks to over three decades of marriage to her wonderful American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after.

She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Her first novel ‘Truth and Consequence’ was published in 2006 and she’s now had over 30 novels published internationally and several short stories in women’s magazines.

If you’d like to find out more of what Angela gets up to (Advance warning: this may include references to wine, dark chocolate, Poldark and the hunky Aidan Turner) check out www.angelabritnellromance.com  or follow her on www.facebook.com/angelabritnell , www.twitter.com/angelabritnell and on Instagram as Angela Golley Britnell.

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