Originally published: 28 December 2018
Author: Bella Osborne
Published by: Avon Books
Genre: Chick Lit
Reading dates: 28 December 2018
This novella is part 1 of a 4 part series set around Anna as she comes to terms with splitting up with her fiancée just a year before her wedding. She moves to a new flat on the edge of a pretty and peaceful communal garden known as Wildflower Park, to be near her best friend Sophie.
Anna starts to move on with her life. She gets a rescue cat. She starts a text flirtation with a stranger. She has a handsome new colleague at work and she is doing well moving on with her life until her ex fiancé is hired into her team at work.
This is a short read and I love the idea of telling the story in a series (I’m not sure if this is a trend I’ve missed or if it is a new thing). Osborne has the ability to capture realistic true to life situations and the characters of Anna and Sophie are both likeable and believable. I read this is one sitting and it ended on a cliff-hanger that had me hankering for more. I can’t wait to read the next instalment!
Thank you to Avon Books and Netgalley for providing me with a copy to review for the blog tour.
The rest of the Wildflower Park instalments are:
- Wildflower Park (Part 2): A Budding Romance 22 February 2019
- Wildflower Park (Part 3): Oopsy Daisy 5 April 2019
- Wildflower Park (Part 4): Rooting for You! 14 June 2019
About the author:
In 2014 Bella secured a two book contract with Harper Impulse, part of the HarperCollins Group, and her first novel ‘It Started at Sunset Cottage’ was published in 2015. It went on to be shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon New Writers’ Award and the RNA Contemporary Novel of the Year 2016.
Her second book ‘A Family Holiday’ was published in 2016 and was shortlisted for RNA Contemporary Novel of the Year 2017.
In 2016 she moved to Avon to write bestsellers Escape to Willow Cottage and Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay. Her books are released in four digital instalments ahead of the whole story being published a few months later.
Bella lives in the Midlands with her husband and daughter.