Title: The Little Village Bakery
Series: Honeybourne #1
Author: Tilly Tennant
Release Date: June 15th 2016
Genre: Chick Lit, Contemporary
Help yourself to a generous slice of Victoria sponge, a perfect cup of tea and a big dollop of romance. Welcome to the Little Village Bakery.
Meet Millie. Heartbreak has forced her to make a new start and when she arrives at the old bakery in the little village of Honeybourne she is determined that this will be her home sweet home. Her imagination has been captured by the tumbledown bakery but with no running water and dust everywhere, her cosy idea of making cakes in a rural idyll quickly crumbles.
Luckily the locals are a friendly bunch and step in to help Millie. One in particular, Dylan, a laid-back lothario, soon captures her attention.
But just as Millie is beginning to settle in, an unexpected visitor from her past suddenly turns up determined to ruin everything for her. It’s time for Millie to face the skeletons in her closet if she’s going to live the dream of running her little village bakery, and her blossoming romance with Dylan.
Millie moved to Honeybourne to get away from her past and to have a new start. She bought an old bakery and due to that she got to know a few locals very fast. Millie was secretive about her past, but nobody pushed her to open up, which helped her to settle in. Millie got to know Jasmine and also her sister Dylan, who was a well known playboy. As it is with small villages, all news spread very fast, so when Millie’s secret was revealed, she faced a difficult situation-to run away again or to stay and not let her happiness be taken away from her.
I really liked the Honeybourne village, the residents were so sweet, caring and helpful. All the characters were likeable and easy to relate to with their own ups and downs. The main focus was on the village life, friendships and love, but I also enjoyed the mystery aspect what surrounded Millie, I was eager to know what happened to her in the past. It was a pleasant start to the series and I can’t wait to read the next part.