Thursday, 23 June 2016

Book Review - A Village Romance by Lynda Renham

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Title: A Village Romance (The Little Perren Romances Book 2)
Author: Lynda Renham writing as Amy Perfect
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Review copy from author
Publisher: Raucous Publishing
Publication Date: 25th June 2016
Rating: 3.5 Stars

As a heatwave rolls into Little Perran, so does love. Billy Baxter, the has-been rock star, and Rafe Wylde, the hunky farm worker arrive, both destined to cause havoc as they touch the lives of the villagers. Milly finds a new job and things start to look up for her, but she is unaware that a ghost from her past is looking for her. 

Funny, Compassionate and Sizzling Sexy, a Village Romance is a page-turning summer read. A Village Romance is the second book in The Little Perran Romance series by Lynda Renham writing as Amy Perfect. 

A Village Romance is the second book in The Little Perran Romance series, and can definitely be read as a standalone novella from A Christmas Romance. However my gut feeling is you will want to read this and move straight onto book 3 in the series, based on it not feeling like this had wrapped up loose ends. 

The ending has unsettled me, I knew the book was short, but it just felt incomplete, as though the whole aim of this book is to get you to buy book 3 to get the answers. It's a good amount of set up and some story progression and I am curious to where this series is going. 

Now that I have got the niggle out of the way, I should mention just how enjoyable this story was. Billy Baxter is an ageing rock star, and in his first chapter when he was being persuaded a move to the country would be good for his image, the amount of things he came out with that had me giggling was impressive. He is politically incorrect and he doesn't exactly fit smoothly into life in Little Perran. 

There is another newcomer to the village too, Ashley, but we don't know much about him yet apart from that he is a kind natured person who suffered a horrible accident and he is re-adjusting to life, in a new village where he isn't pestered continually by well-wishers. 

Some of the characters from the first book were back and it was great to catch up with them all, there are new romances simmering all over the village and I suspect that the next book is going to be full of drama. 

A Village Romance is full of Lynda Renham's trademark humour and is an enjoyable story on the whole. I am eagerly awaiting starting on A Summer Romance to see whether any of my suspicions are correct and to hopefully gain closure on some of the plots that felt started but not completed.

Overall its lovely to be back in Little Perran, I love the village and its cast of characters, but my irritation at how this book has finished, has slightly marred my perspective. 

Thank you to Lynda Renham and Raucous Publishing for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 


  1. Thanks for the heads up Rachel. I read A Christmas Romance and loved it and I'm looking forward to reading these new books. However as a busy blogger/reviewer it's useful to know they will be more satisfying read together, considering they will be released a month apart I will wait until both are available to enjoy them. Otherwise I will have read numerous books in the interim and lose the plot line!

  2. A Summer Romance is now being released earlier and the date will change so would appreciate not too much discussion of the dates. Thank you.


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