Janey Trelawney’s Year of Surprising Triumphs
Janey’s life becomes more disaster movie than romcom when the ruthless Becca steams in to manage Cheney House. Her job as head gardener in peril and her self-confidence in tatters, Janey must fight back.
Finding an ally in Will, who’s more Clark Kent than Superman, it’s up to them to save the day while owner Clare is away having her Shirley Valentine moment. It doesn’t help that everyone is in love with the wrong people! Why can’t people love the one who loves them back?
Will Cheney House survive-and will Janey ever get her When Harry Met Sally happy ending? Find out in this warm-hearted romance from the author of the best-selling Millie Vanilla’s Cupcake Café, full of Gregory Peck look-a-likes, snowdrops, cake, and a cocker spaniel called Camilla
There are so many things I loved about this book. For a start, Janey – the leading lady in this story is like a breath of fresh air!. She certainly isn’t your typical ‘girly-girl’, in fact she is far from it, and this is something I absolutely adored!.
Janey is a gardener – a job in which she has so much passion for, and really does love doing. She is such a joyous character, and loves nothing more than dancing beneath the trees in her dirty dungarees and sharing her love of gardening with others.
Cheney House – the place where Janey works, is a setting that captured my heart right away. I could picture the beautiful gardens, and the love and care which had been poured in to the grounds here was obvious. However, changes are also on their way, and we are left wondering whether Janey would be able to evolve alongside them, or whether this would signify an end to her time here, nurturing the plants she so deeply loves.
Janey strikes up some rather unexpected friendships along the way too, for example, the friendship with Becca – a character that is so very different from Janey in so many ways, yet somehow this is the thing that makes their friendship work. And then of course there is Will, who Janey connects with right away. They take it upon themselves to try and save the place that they know and love, but things are far from straight forward, and they encounter many obstacles along the way.
This is such a heart warming, delightful story that I easily lost myself in. I found myself looking for any opportunity possible to dive back in to this book throughout the day. Full of humour, love, and friendship, this is one of those stories that makes you smile from beginning to end.
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About the Author
Georgia Hill writes warm-hearted and up-lifting contemporary and timeslip romances about love, the power and joy in being an eccentric oldie and finding yourself and your community. There’s always a dog. It’s usually a naughty spaniel of which, unfortunately, she has had much experience. Her books are firmly rooted in small seaside towns similar to the one she lives in and she loves history especially when it insists on rearing up and battering at the present.
As a child she had an invisible friend called Gonky who lived on the third stair from the bottom. As an adult her invisible friends inhabit her head and refuse to leave until she commits them to paper. Readers of her books can escape into a warm bath of words and, no matter what challenges her characters face they will, ultimately, have a happy ending.
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