eBook: 90 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (5th November 2015)
When sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a little pub in a beautiful country village they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh. But when they arrive at the Star and Sixpence, it’s not quite what they imagined – it’s pretty much derelict, ruined by debts, and it’s going to be a huge job to get it up and running again.
It’s just before Christmas but they are determined to relaunch on New Year’s Eve, to bring the new year in with a bang. But with nosy neighbours, miserable locals and no money to contend with, it’s not going to be easy.
And when the sisters’ past comes back to haunt them, they start to think that the fresh start they needed is very far away indeed…
Curl up with Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence – the perfect novella for those winter nights.
Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence is the first Novella in a series released by Holly Hepburn. I was given a copy of book “2 and a half” at the Spring Blogger Event held by Team Books and the City in March and I knew I needed to catch up with the story before starting the new one. I’m so glad I did, and I am so glad that I have the next 1 and a half books to read because I’m hooked!
The story starts with two sisters, Sam and Nessie, trying to find the village of the pub they have been left by their estranged father. We meet the key village characters early on and the sparks of love interests, and possible twists and turns, are ignited.
The story has a lovely nostalgic feel to it as well as feeling like a racy novel where you can sense there’s going to be a little bit of sex…ok, a lot of sex! Especially in the cellar….anyone else hot? Just me?
Having met Holly Hepburn, the writer, I know she thinks Blacksmiths are rather “hot” so I knew to fancy Owen as soon as he appeared on the page! ha ha! I also know, she has good taste in shoes – I wonder if any nice shoes will pop up in the books!
By the end of the book (which ends on New Year’s Eve), although the setting has only taken place over three weeks, there are lots of paths laid out in front of you as avenues for exploration in the future books!
I am really looking forward to the next book (actually, the next one is the “half”) – Valentine’s at the Star and Sixpence ! This series is well worth a read!