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Release Date: 26th February 2019 / Publisher: Crescent Gate Publishing

Life couldn’t be better for Mia and her friends in Little Pondale – until tragedy strikes…

Mia Ward is on cloud nine after a magical Christmas and New Year and she isn’t the only one. Everyone on Lily Pond Lane seems to be living in blissful harmony. Until tragedy strikes… not once, but twice. And as Hettie Turner points out: ‘Bad things always come in threes.’

Whilst the other residents of Little Pondale are wondering what might happen next, Mia is busy worrying about her friends and trying to help them with their grief. But she needs to be careful. Just when she thought she had everything, there’s a very real chance she might lose the only thing she truly wants.

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My Review

This is book #6 in the Lily Pond Lane series.  Whilst it can be read as a standalone, I would recommend that the series is read in order to understand the story.

We are back at Lily Pond Lane, and this book begins just after Christmas and New Year.  Mia has had such a wonderful festive season, but she’s now having premonitions and nightmares about bad things happening.  There’s no reason for anything bad to be happening, she’s happy and settled with Jet but she just can’t shake off these bad feelings.  When tragedy strikes twice in the village, everyone is waiting to see if anything else would happen.  Mia has to not only contain her grief and look after her friends, but also make sure that she doesn’t lose the one thing that makes her the most happiest.

I’ve followed this story all the way through the series, and it was lovely to be back in Little Pondale.  This book wasn’t as light hearted as the previous books in the series with plenty of upset and tragedy striking the village.  I’ve enjoyed being with the characters throughout the series and it was sad to see that some of them were suffering.  Mia though, as usual, was a great character and I loved the way she rallied around her friends in their time of need despite suffering her own problems.

It was lovely to be back amongst the regular villagers and the writing did keep me on tenterhooks to find out if any more sadness would hit them.  Short enough to read in a couple of sittings, if not in one, this was a wonderful update on the lives of Mia, Jet and their friends in Little Pondale.  Full of heart-breaking moments and tender writing, this was another great instalment in this series.  I’m definitely looking forward to the next book to carry on the story!

The Author

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.

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