Friday, 5 September 2014

Ivy Lane - Autumn book 3 by Cathy Bramley

What They Say:
Trust blooms at Ivy lane . . .
Life at Ivy Lane allotments is as hectic as always. With crops to harvest and weeds to tackle, Tilly is busier than ever, but she can never resist chatting with Alf, an elderly widower with top-notch turnips and many a story to tell.
When the announcement of a young offenders project sends waves of suspicion through the allotment, Alf and Tilly must persuade Ivy Lane to trust the newly arrived teenagers . . . but what secrets is Tilly keeping to herself?
With best friend Gemma to support her, Tilly must face up to her difficult memories and finally reveal what happened to change her life for ever. But can she open her heart to love at the Hallowe'en party?
Ivy Lane is a serialized novel told in four parts - taking you through a year in the life of Tilly Parker - with Autumn the third part.
What I Say:
I have been waiting to read this since Cathy left book 2 (Ivy Lane – Summer) on a cliff hanger, but Cathy didn’t start book 3 straight after this she has moved the story on a month or so, for me this was brilliantidea.

Cathy drags you back to Ivy Lane so wonderfully well, with a story that has you laughing and crying in equal measures.  There are also words of wisdom from Alf to Tilly and we finally find out Tilly’s secret.

We are also introduced to some new characters in the form of the young offenders that come to the allotments to help out.  We got to meet old friends like Tilly, Gemma, Mia and Alf.  We also got to see what the residents had been up to in the weeks since the end of book 2.

Cathy packs so much into these few chapters and it a really joy and pleasure to read these books.  I honestly can’t recommend them enough, this as with the other 2 books is a must read.  Again Cathy doesn’t disappoint with the ending.

5 out of 5 stars

About The Author

After four years of flinging herself round the dancefloors of Nottingham's nightspots, British author Cathy Bramley somehow managed to get an honours degree in business.

She then plunged herself into the corporate world of marketing, working on high-powered projects such as testing the firing range of SuperSoaker water guns and perfecting the weeing action of Tiny Tears until deciding in 1995 to set up her own marketing agency.

She now lives in an idyllic Nottinghamshire village with her husband, two daughters and a dog called Pearl.

Random Facts about Cathy Bramley:

Lucky charm: pottery frog out of a Christmas cracker
Favourite tipple: Polish cherry vodka
Best ever Christmas present: Potter's Wheel (toy version)
Hates the expression: Compliments to the chef

You can get in touch with Cathy via her or her Facebook

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