The Mill on Magnolia Lane by Tilly Tennant – Book Review

The Mill on Magnolia Lane by Tilly Tennant – Book Review

The Mill on Magnolia Lane by Tilly Tennant

The Mill on Magnolia Lane

Author – Tilly Tennant
Publisher – Bookouture
Pages – 351
Released – 4th April 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1786818416
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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The sky is cornflower blue, the air is scented with the smell of fresh apple blossom and Lizzie Lovell can’t wait to start her new life in the mill on Magnolia Lane. But is she just about to fall in love with someone she shouldn’t?

When Lizzie loses her larger-than-life dad she doesn’t know how to move forward. Encouraged by a childhood dream she shared with her beloved father, she is determined to continue his legacy and moves to the old Mill on Magnolia lane, a place he had always longed to own.

Restoring the old windmill is a much bigger job than Lizzie bargained for, especially when she is distracted by her new next door neighbour Jude, who has temptingly twinkly eyes and a body to die for. But when Jude’s ex-girlfriend Harriet arrives back on the scene, Lizzie begins to wonder if life wasn’t far simpler before she moved to the mill. Especially when it emerges that Harriet knows something about Jude’s past, something that could shatter her new start and her heart into smithereens …

Review 2017

Lizzie Lovell’s dad has recently passed away. Re-evaluating her life she decides to sell her home and purchase a windmill just outside the little village of Piriwick. Her dad had always wanted to buy the mill but had never gotten around to it.The mill, unfortunately, is falling apart but Lizzie is determined to bring it back to its former glory. She even decides to live on site in a small caravan so she can help oversee the work and help out too.

As well as the mill, Lizzie makes friends with some of the locals including handsome Jude and his younger brother Charlie, who is autistic.

Life’s looking good for Lizzie, but nothing ever that simple!

Over the years I have read and reviewed numerous Tilly Tennant books. I always enjoy her writing style and how she can make you feel warm and uplifted and The Mill on Magnolia Lane is no different.

The characters are very realistic which means that some are adorable and lovely, others are plain annoying. Lizzie falls in to the adorable category. She is very headstrong and has plenty of guts to change her life completely.

The book from start to finish was exceptionally enjoyable and I loved seeing how the renovations on the mill were coming along. My tiny criticism is that the book sometimes jumped forward in time. Now and again in moved forward days without me realising.

This is a book for summer. It’s an easy read and one you can lie on the beach with or sit by the pool with drinking your cocktails and enjoying a fabulous story.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

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. She wrote a 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.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her next Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier.

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10 Responses

  1. Gemma says:

    Sounds like a real summery read. Thanks for the review.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

  2. DJ Sakata says:

    I’m glad to see your review – I have this one on my list

  3. This looks so cute! Great review!

  4. Julia Swoons says:

    Awesome review! The cover is super cute!

  5. Shana says:

    Like the cover! Looks like something I’d like. Great Review!

  6. I love these types of books in the summer time. Ones with not a lot of huge stakes but just really enjoyable. Great review.