Return to Bluebell Hill – Rebecca Pugh
Title: Return to Bluebell Hill
Author: Rebecca Pugh
My rating: ★★★★★
I have been following Rebecca on Twitter for a while now and she’s such a lovely person. It was fun to see how excited she was about her novel and it really did make me want to read it. I do believe in supporting new authors, especially if they deserve it.
What the book is about
Home is where the heart is…
Jessica McAdams has never belonged anywhere; never truly felt at home. Of course, what did she expect from parents who never made her feel welcome in her own house? Leaving her life in London to return home to the charming country village of Bluebell Hill is harder than she thought. Especially as she never considered she’d be returning under such heart wrenching circumstances…
Clearing out the stunning and imposing Bluebell House after her parents’ death is difficult for Jessica—they never had the best relationship and now it’s too late. Yet spending time in the house that was never a home, having afternoon tea with dear old friend Esme—and sharing hot, sizzling kisses with delectable gardener Rueben!—opens Jessica’s eyes to the potential of Bluebell House… Could this big old, beautiful manor really be her forever home? Is Bluebell Hill where her heart is, has always been?
Jessica soon dares to dream of her very own home with delicious Rueben by her side. But when a deep, dark secret of Bluebell House is unearthed, Jessica’s world is turned upside down…
Will Jessica ever find where her heart truly lies?
What I think about the book
When I started reading this novel, it was really hard to put it away. Jessica is a lovely main character, someone who you’d want to be your friend. So it was easy to get into the story real quickly. It all seems very magical. The wonderful town of Bluebell Hill, a pretty old house and don’t forget that fit gardener named Rueben. You’d think it would be easy for Jessica to decide what to do. She can either sell the house and move back to London where she has her job and best friend Sarah, or stay in this fairytale world with her old nanny Esme and a gorgeous man. Of course things are not that simple, otherwise there’d be no story to tell.
I could type hundreds of words but it comes down to this: I really enjoyed reading Return to Bluebell Hill. It’s fast paced, romantic and just a lovely novel for a hot summer day. A wonderful debut, so I am hoping to read more from Rebecca in the future!