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Parker is feeling happier than she has done since her life completely changed
nearly two years ago. As she flourishes under the summer sun, she throws
herself into life at Ivy Lane, complete with strawberry planting, chinwags with
Gemma and cups of tea with Alf.
excitement reaches fever pitch when a TV crew descends to capture life inside a
modern-day allotment, bringing out the best (new wellies and lipstick) and the
worst (parsnip rivalry) in them all.
Tilly's broken heart slowly mends, she attracts the attention of not one but
two suitors - but is Tilly ready for romance and what secrets is she still
keeping from her friends at Ivy Lane?
is a serialized novel told in four parts - taking you through a year in the
life of Tilly Parker - with Summer the second part.
Hooray, Tilly and the Ivy Lane allotment gang are
back! I loved the first part of this series (Spring) and was so excited about getting
stuck in to find out what happened next. I wasn’t disappointed!
In the first part we met Tilly Parker, the main
character, who had recently moved into the area and had taken on an allotment.
We don’t yet know all her history, but we do know that a guy called James has
left her broken hearted. We also met a number of other characters, all of whom
are involved in the allotments. The first part was fast paced, fun and I really
liked the characters so was eager to get reacquainted with them.
Summer brings a camera crew to the allotments. They
are there on and off over the summer to film the goings on at the allotment,
and in particular follow one of the new members...cue the unwitting Tilly
taking centre stage.
In the first book we met Charlie who seemed like he
could become a love interest. In this book we still have Charlie, who is
definitely keen, but we also meet another man....Aidan.
I loved hearing more about the characters, particularly
Gemma who is becoming one of Tilly’s best friends. She has a teenage daughter
and some of their scenes really made me laugh remembering my own rebellious teenage
The story is only 95 pages so it is a good quick
read that totally engrossed me. I found it hard to put it down and do day to
day things wanting to follow the story.
The big mystery of the story is around James. What
happened to him? I found myself trying to make guesses throughout. Then, just
as I thought we were getting answers..........
The story ends on a massive cliffhanger and has
left me desperate to know what happens next. I cannot wait until the start of
September to see what is going on.
I found the story so well written, easy to follow,
fun and it has left me really wanting an allotment of my own to make friends
like those at Ivy Lane.