Books

A Home at Honeysuckle Farm – Christie Barlow

Ten year old Alice loves living at Honeysuckle Farm in Brook Bridge, but after an argument between her mother and grandfather she leaves the farm and has no more contact.

They end up in New York.

She doesn’t know why they left, what the argument was about and why New York?

Thirteen years later, Alice is finding New York, expensive, lonely and a difficult place to find work in. When she learns of her grandfathers failing health – she decides to return.

Alice wants to heal the family rift but she also needs to heal herself as well. Honeysuckle Farm and home is the place she knows she can do it in.

Back in Brook Bridge, Alice is reunited with her grandfather, her friends from the past and the odd heart-throb. In such a small village it is impossible to understand all that has been going on since Alice left and what long-held feuds existed before that point.

Wanting to get to the bottom of the family rift, Alice stumbles across some of the past and realises when she gets swept into community life –¬†that is the key to her future and she is going to have to work hard at it.

This book captures so much; secrets, love, community and dancing! There are a few emotional roller coasters along the way not just with Alice but with the supporting characters to. They are all well-developed and play a part in the storyline which shows the strength of the writing.

A warm fuzzy novel that leaves you wanting more and as Christie Barlow writes more her storylines go from strength to strength. You will not be disappointed.

Thank you the publisher and netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.

A Home at Honeysuckle Farm is out now.