Wednesday, July 10, 2019

BLOG TOUR - Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts by Tilly Tennant.


Escape to the daisy-strewn windswept Dorset cliffs, to the donkey sanctuary at Sweet Briar Farm, where Hattie Rose is about to find, that in this world, the most unlikely opposites can sometimes attract …

Hattie was once thrilled to call the beautiful city of Paris her home. But when her heart is broken by her boyfriend and she loses her dream job, she bids farewell to the city of love and hurries home to Gillypuddle, a sleepy village on the Dorset coast. But as she returns home she finds her parents struggling to cope with a terrible family tragedy.

In a desperate search for a new start, Hattie takes a job at the donkey sanctuary nearby on Sweet Briar Farm where Jo, the taciturn owner, certainly loves her animals far more than humans. Hattie can’t help but fall in love with the donkeys (and the opportunity to get close to dreamy Canadian vet Seth) but Jo is harder to get to know and when she finds her boss sobbing in her sleep one stormy night, she knows that her new friend is hiding a dark secret. 

And when handsome newspaper reporter Owen does some digging into Jo’s past he finds something that connects her to Hattie on a whole new level. Can Hattie trust what Owen says, especially when he seems intent on standing in the way of her blossoming romance with Seth? And can Hattie help Jo to start healing and the donkeys of Sweet Briar Farm?

A beautiful story that will melt the hardest of hearts. If you love Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Josie Silver you will be enchanted by this life-affirming read that reminds you that home is wherever the people you love are. 

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Title:   Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts
Author:  Tilly Tennant
Genre:   Romance, Humor
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   311
Date of Publication:  July 10, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 Stars

Hattie Rose felt like she had to make her own path in life when she chose to move to Paris. After a broken relationship and the loss of her dream job, she was truly disillusioned and returned home to Gillypuddle. Her family suffered a very sad tragedy and things with her parents are hardly smooth because of it.

Hattie is desperate for a job, and they are few in the small village. When she hears that a donkey sanctuary called Sweet Briar Farm, has an opening, Hattie jumps at the chance, despite the many obstacles facing her. One of the issues is Jo, her new boos. Jo is distant and practically lives the life a a hermit. Despite anticipated problems, Hattie takes on the job.

When Hattie meets the vet, Seth, she wants to jump at the opportunity to get to know him. Dealing with the town's rumors, as well as an even bigger issue in the form of a newspaper reporter, things become a bit complicated for Hattie.

This book certainly has quite a bit of conflict, and I think it was all handled beautifully. I love how Hattie worked hard at bringing Jo out. Hattie could see into Jo's soul, so she did her best in this regard. Meanwhile, Hattie has own own healing to do, especially when it comes to her relationship with her parents.

What a delightful read by Tilly Tennant. This is only my second read by her, but when this book came up I jumped at the opportunity to read it. She has a way of writing an emotional read, one where readers are easily able to care for the characters. In this book, we also get to fall in love with the donkeys, especially Norbert. A first for me!

This enjoyable book, albeit sad at times, is one that I am glad to have read and I am looking forward to reading more by this brilliant author.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to read in exchange for my honest opinion.


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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