Thanks for letting me read this ARC. Jessica delivers again! After the huge success of Hedgehog Hollow it was hard to imagine that stepping away could be this good, and yes, we do get small visits which tie in nicely.
We meet Barney a Farmer at Bumblebee Barn, who signs up to a reality show about finding love on the farm, Amber is hired as the producer of the show. Bumblebee Barn has been in the family for more than 100 years. It's such a clever way of bringing these lives together and watch their stories develop. Ghosts of the past, pain revisited, good old humour, There's even a mention of You're Dumped GIFs. It's so nice to see Samantha pop up in the story. Good people and love can make a huge difference to a persons life, this book demonstrates this perfectly.
In some ways the reality tv aspects reminded me of that TV Show Unreal which is based on Reality TV, that puts the show before people.
As always, Jessica doesn't shy away from tough topics, at one point my stomach sank and tears sprang to my eyes. I really felt for poor Barney at times, women can be so cruel.
There's a great mix of characters and emotions, I can even see this as a movie on Netflix or Hallmark. This book has it all, where all threads lead to a well told story.
Healing Hearts at Bumblebee Barn
Welcome to Bumblebee Barn, home to wonderful animals, stunning views and spectacular sunsets – and resident young farmer, Barney.
While Barney loves his life at Bumblebee Barn – a farm that has been in his family for generations – he’s struggling to find someone to share it with. The early mornings quad biking through muddy fields and the long hours looking after the crops and animals are proving to be a deterrent to finding love.
So when his sister, Fizz – desperate for Barney to find his soulmate – sees an advert for Love on a Farm, a new reality TV show to help farmers find love, he has nothing to lose by applying. Afterall, he isn’t meeting anyone suitable down the traditional route and surely he won’t be picked anyway…?
Thrown into the chaos of reality TV, Barney could never have expected that his whole life would be turned upside down, with buried secrets to be uncovered and his heart on the line. With his family and friends rooting for him, could the magic of Bumblebee Barn heal his broken heart and help him find love on the farm?
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Author Bio –
Jessica Redland writes emotional but uplifting stories of love, friendship, family and community. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the stunning North Yorkshire Coast where she lives with her husband, daughter and sprocker spaniel. Her Hedgehog Hollow series, set in a hedgehog rescue centre, takes readers into the beautiful rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.
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Thanks for kicking off the blog tour, Fiona, and for your gorgeous review. Delighted you enjoyed Healing Hearts at Bumblebee Barn and that it gave you all the emotions. Really appreciate your kind comments x