A Cider Apple Summer – ARC Book Review

A Cider Apple Summer

Feel the sun on your face on a Somerset terrace overlooking golden fields and wild meadowland, and watch as romance beckons and long-hidden secrets are revealed…

When twenty-seven-year-old Posy arrives at picture-perfect Oleander House in the Somerset village of Astercombe, she is enchanted. Adopted when she was just a baby, Posy is excited to re-connect with her birth family and help out on the family cider farm with its old stone walls and bees buzzing in the hedgerows.

There’s just one tiny problem – her new next-door neighbour, haughty, handsome vineyard-owner Lachlan. Lachlan has taken an instant dislike to Posy, and after a furious argument when she ventures on his land, she’s pretty certain there’s not a heart of gold beneath his frosty exterior.

Yet as she falls in love with the flower-filled hedgerows and apple-green fields of her new life, she discovers more about her grumpy neighbour. Even though he acts like the world is out to get him, she can’t ignore the sad expression in his dark eyes.

And when Posy discovers the heartbreaking secret that is tearing Lachlan apart, she understands why he has shut the door on the world and vows to help him, as well as the vineyard, which has fallen on hard times. Yet just as Lachlan lets Posy in, a terrible night threatens to destroy everything she has begun to care about and puts someone she loves at risk. Will her dream life in the country come at an awful price?

No. of pages:- 405 pages

Date published:- will be published on April 16th 2021

Genre:- Romance

Publisher:- Bookouture

First of all, I love all Tilly Tennant’s book covers–they are so pretty and have a way of attracting the reader to the book! And I have always been a huge fan of her books so I was super excited when I got a chance to review this ARC.

Posy finds out about her birth mother and then sets off to the countryside in Somerset to meet her biological uncles–Giles and his wife Sandra and Asa who want to get to know her. They all own apple orchards and make cider from them. While in the countryside, she accidentally meets Lachlan who was swimming naked in the lake in his own vineyard when she accidentally walks into it. The two initially didn’t get along together and hated each other and slowly, Posy and Asa becomes closer and she and Lachlan too gets closer…

First of all, I like the descriptions of the countryside that makes me imagine myself being in the country side in the apple orchard. Posy the main character to me is a likable character and I do like how she was friendly and warm and soon get along with her uncle, Asa. Many of the characters, including Lachlan to me are likable so that’s a good sign to me. The descriptions of vineyard and the countryside makes you feel like you are actually enjoying the countryside with the characters. However, even though the story was good, there were some parts that was a bit boring and I thought the side romance with Jackson and Posy was a bit unnecessary.

Overall, unlike her previous book, this book was an OK book though I enjoyed reading about the countryside and the plot. Worth three stars!

Poul Anderson Appreciation: Three Stars
Tilly Tennant

Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing, graduating in 2009 with first class honours. She wrote her first novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

Tilly is represented by the wonderful, gorgeous Peta Nightingale at LAW.

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