Friday, 31 October 2014

Cover reveal - Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley

Happy Friday!

If you follow my blog you may know how much I love the Ivy Farm series by Cathy Bramley. I've had a bit of a book hangover all week after finishing the final installment (it's fantastic, make sure you read it).

However, fantastic news! Cathy has announced a new series, Appleby Farm, which is a spinoff from Ivy Lane. The first installment is released on 5 February (my birthday yay). I am very excited to be able to reveal the covers and a bit about the series. I am sure you will agree that the covers are beautiful, and the books sound fantastic. I can't wait to get my hands on them!

Cathy kindly explained where the idea for Appleby Farm has come from:

After I finished writing Ivy Lane earlier this year, my editor asked me if I’d consider a spin-off series, taking one character from Ivy Lane and plunging them into a new setting and a new story with perhaps a few surprise visits from some old friends from Ivy Lane. I thought this was a great idea and immediately set to work creating Appleby Farm, which I’m hoping readers of Ivy Lane will fall in love with.

It’s set in the glorious Lake District, an area I adore, and follows the story of a young woman and her fight to save the farm which has been in her family for generations. It features lots of wonderful people including a very attractive farmer on neighbouring Willow Farm, Vintage tearooms, a trip to Paris and a wedding. Appleby Farm will be published by Transworld in four monthly parts between February and May 2015 and they are all available to pre-order now!

The covers themselves have been designed by Kate Forrester, the same illustrator who drew my Ivy Lane covers and I think she has conjured up the warm and friendly farm set in the beautiful Lake District perfectly.

Appleby Farm is an irresistibly charming novel following the adventures of Freya Moorcroft in love, friendship and a spot of farming.

Freya Moorcroft has wild red hair, mischievous green eyes, a warm smile and a heart of gold. She’s been happy working at the cafĂ© round the corner from Ivy Lane allotments and her romance with her new boyfriend is going well, she thinks, but a part of her still misses the beautiful rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm.

Then a phone call out of the blue and a desperate plea for help change everything…

The farm is in financial trouble, and it’s taking its toll on the aunt and uncle who raised Freya. Heading home to lend a hand, Freya quickly learns that things are worse than she first thought. As she summons up all her creativity and determination to turn things around, Freya is surprised as her own dreams for the future begin to take shape.

Love makes the world go round, according to Freya. Not money. But will saving Appleby Farm and following her heart come at a price?

The link to part one on Amazon UK is

1 comment:

  1. Hello Jill, just a quick note to thank you so much for all your support and enthusiasm for my writing this year. It really does mean the world to me when I read your tweets about Ivy Lane! Thank you so much for taking part in the Appleby Farm cover reveal tour, I'm very excited about this new series and cant wait for you to read it!
    Cathy xx