It is always great when you get an author who love reading and the y create a place and a set of characters you can return to time and time again. And so that is the case with Primrose Park for our sixth visit to the wonderful village of Heartcross and the surrounding area.
Vet, Molly has one main focus in her life, her career, she has worked hard to get where she has considering her past and she is always looking to develop her skills when it comes to animals. When the chance to learn more about dog behaviour she finds herself at a conference in a hotel.
What she doesn’t expect is to run head long into a handsome man called Cam and be holding his boxers within minutes of meeting him. The attraction is clear and sparks are almost flying off the page. Abandoning dog behaviour for one night is not all that bad – is it? But the next morning Cam is gone.
For the next few months Molly is distracted by the man that made her heart stop and she knows there must be more to find out, but then how does she find him when she knows nothing but his name and occupation. So life continues, but Molly is in for one or two surprises in the coming months.
Playing on her goodwill, Molly finds herself stuck with Darling the dog, after Birdie says her mother Dixie can no longer cope with her. So she has enough to keep her busy until she meets that man again in Primrose Park…..
All of a sudden Molly is in turmoil again and she turns to her friends and familiar faces to readers if you have read all the previous novels, (This works as a standalone) help her come to terms with Cam returning. Does Molly have time to become involved with this man, especially as he seems to have some connection to the village, to Birdie, Dixie and even Darling the dog.
Christie Barlow has done it again with a book full of warmth and community and adds in for good measure some tough drama as well. It is certainly not all light and fluffy. I loved Molly she simply jumped off the page and her relationship with her female friends was genuine and strong and nothing in the book felt forced. The tough subjects were shocking but it is always good to be reminded that not everyone in the world is nice but you don’t have to worry when the community of Heartcross pull together then make sure everyone benefits from all of the good that they can do.
One of the best of the series so far and I am delighted that there are at least a couple more to come, I love going back and visiting my friends. If you are looking for a series to get lost in, I highly recommend this one.
Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.
Primrose Park is out now.