Book Review: Coming Home To Holly Close Farm by Julie Houston

(AD-Gifted) - I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for this review post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Today it’s my turn to be on the tour for Coming Home To Holly Close Farm by Julie Houston. As I’m a farmer’s daughter I’ve always been drawn to books with a farm element so I thought this new release would be right up my street.

Book Review: Coming Home To Holly Close Farm by Julie Houston

Book Description

Charlie Maddison loves being an architect in London, but when she finds out her boyfriend, Dominic is actually married, she runs back to the beautiful countryside of Westenbury and her parents. Charlie’s sister Daisy, a landscape gardener, is also back home in desperate need of company and some fun.

Their great-grandmother,  Madge – now in her early nineties – reveals she has a house, Holly Close Farm, mysteriously abandoned over sixty years ago, and persuades the girls to project manage its renovation.

As work gets underway, the sisters start uncovering their family’s history, and the dark secrets that are hidden at the Farm. A heart-breaking tale of wartime romance, jealousy and betrayal slowly emerges, but with a moral at its end: true love can withstand any obstacle, and, before long, Charlie dares to believe in love again too…

What I Thought

An exciting read, great for a rainy Winter’s afternoon. The author has created characters that draw you in. I love the feisty sisters who stand together against all odds.

A wonderful, heart wrenching at times, romance story told between two different eras of Charlie and her grandmother.

Blog Tour

Here are the other bloggers on the first half of the tour. You can check out their reviews and extracts.

Coming Home to Holly Close Farm blog tour poster


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*Terms and Conditions – There are two ebook copies of Coming Home To Holly Close Farm to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winners will be selected at random via gleam from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter and/or email within 7 days. The winners will have 28 days to respond with a name and email address before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties. The winners details will be passed the publishers for emailing the prize. 

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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed this review.

My other book reviews are over here in my book section.

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(AD-Gifted) - I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for this review post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Alice Colling
    12th February 2019 / 5:37 am

    Sounds lik3 a good book, I love reading

  2. Rich Tyler
    10th February 2019 / 4:03 pm

    Awesome, count me IN

  3. Sally Collingwood
    10th February 2019 / 9:56 am

    This book looks like a lovely read!

  4. Ruth Harwood
    10th February 2019 / 8:51 am

    sounds like this would be a fab read!!

  5. justine meyer
    8th February 2019 / 7:28 pm

    This looks like a great read x

  6. Theresa Wakeley
    8th February 2019 / 11:45 am

    This would be a fab read!!

  7. 7th February 2019 / 9:56 pm

    Thanks so much, Rachel for having me on your blog today and running a competition for two ebook editions of Coming Home to Holly Close farm. Sorry, I’m a bit late with my thanks!! – Been in London and all a bit hectic. Thanks again, really appreciated Julie xxxxx

  8. Elizabeth Smith
    7th February 2019 / 9:29 pm

    Sounds like perfect escapism, just what is needed this time of year

  9. Chloe Taylor
    7th February 2019 / 8:07 pm

    Lovely! Great review thanks for sharing. xx

  10. Andrea Fletcher
    7th February 2019 / 5:31 pm

    This sounds like just my kind of book, fingers crossed.

  11. Clifford Sherwood
    7th February 2019 / 4:10 pm

    Love a good book and my wife would love to read this as well so fingers crossed

  12. Amy Simpson
    7th February 2019 / 9:16 am

    Sounds like a good feel read

  13. Margaret GALLAGHER
    7th February 2019 / 8:18 am

    Sounds delight – hope im lucky

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