A Home at Honeysuckle Farm
A family secret
One shocking argument and ten-year-old Alice Parker’s world was turned upside down. Her peaceful life at Honeysuckle Farm in the quiet rural village of Brook Bridge swapped for the bustling metropolis of New York City. Alice’s life was changed forever…
A second chance
Now, thirteen years later, Alice’s American dream is over. With her life in tatters, there is only one place Alice wants to be… home at Honeysuckle Farm. So, when Alice learns her beloved Grandie is ill, she knows this is her last chance to heal the family rift.
A forever home?
But secrets still swirl in Brook Bridge, and Alice is no closer to discovering the truth. And for some reason her new friendship with local heartthrob Sam Reid seems to be making the locals tense.
Sick of the lies Alice knows it’s time to lay the past to rest once and for all. But could the truth ruin her hopes of ever calling Honeysuckle Farm home again?
My Book Review
Thank you to the publisher and author for this eARC. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me participate on this blog tour. The following is my honest opinion.
Let me preface this by saying I don’t know what I am going to rate this book. While reading this book, I was annoyed, I cried, I laughed, and I couldn’t put it down. The story is about a long lost English girl who has moved to New York, but once she finds her grandfather is sick goes to England to see him. While there she uncovers a bunch of mysteries from the past that are affecting the present.
This story ended up being a feel good happy story. I like those as real life isn’t always sunshine and roses. The MC, Alice, overcomes some obstacles and ends up happy. I did enjoy the overall story line. There were parts that pulled on my heartstrings and made me tear up. There were parts that I was happy for her. The story itself flowed well and was a quick read. The author did a fantastic job describing the people and settings. I especially loved the ending and wish it was longer.
As for how I was annoyed, it was little things in the story line. In New York, Alice was broke. She didn’t have any money for food, rent, or utilities, yet she had a smart phone, a Kindle, a laptop, ipad, and internet. I have been broke, and I did not have all the latest gadgets. She also didn’t go through security before she got on the plane to England but when she did when she landed. Also, her mom gave her an old bank book, but then it wasn’t mentioned again. These were just in the first couple of paragraphs. I also found certain parts of the story to be clichéd. Like falling for the guy from the wrong family and having a long standing family feud. Did it affect the overall story? No. Where any of the details that important? Not really. Did they affect my enjoyment of the story? No. It just bothered my OCD of details, which is a personal problem.
Tank and I give this a 3 paws. It was a nice light hearted read that ended well.
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