Kitty’s Countryside Dream by Christie Barlow

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Title: Kitty’s Countryside Dream

Author: Christie Barlow

Release Date: February 25th 2016

Pages: 338

Genre: Chick Lit

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blurb

New home. New life. New beginning. Love affairs can blossom in the most unlikely places . . .
When Kitty inherits Bluebell Lodge from her grandmother, a farm in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, it’s time for fresh air and a fresh start. Up to her elbows in chickens and ponies, Kitty soon realises there’s an awful lot to learn about farming. Still, at least the locals seem friendly, not least her handsome neighbour Tom…

But just as Kitty is beginning to find her feet, and the possibility of love, the discovery of a long-hidden diary, by a mysterious character called Violet changes everything. Who is Violet and what is her message for Kitty? As Kitty fills in the lost pieces of her family jigsaw and discovers some shocking revelations, will her countryside dream and blossoming relationship fall to pieces? When it comes to life in the country, nothing is ever quite as it seems …

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thoughts

Kitty is still grieving her mother, but as she inherited a chicken farm, she will have a fresh start in a new place. Kitty inherited the farm from a grandmother she never knew about. She has a cozy apartment and slowly starts to learn about the farm life and chickens. It seems a bit difficult at first, but she is determined to learn and work hard. What makes the work place even better is Tom, who is not just handsome, but hard working and kind-hearted. There are misunderstandings between Kitty and Tom, but they don’t have grudges against each other and true feelings won’t die overnight. When it seems that things won’t get more complicated, Kitty finds an old diary and when she starts to read it, her whole life turn upside down. It was very hard and emotional time for Kitty, but with the help of new friends,everything gets better and time heals all the wounds.

I really really liked the books, it’s one of my favorites of this year so far. The first half of the book was light and funny. The country side aspect and the chickens-very entertaining. The second half of the book was very raw and emotional. Nothing stays secret forever and when family secrets finally resurface again, they can hurt.

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