Thursday, 5 November 2015

Book Review - Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn

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Title: Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence
Author: Holly Hepburn
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication Date: 5th November 2015
Rating: 4 Stars

A perfect winter warmer story for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Scarlett Bailey.

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. 

This is a lovely start to a brand new series, with a new to me author. 

Nessie and Sam are sisters, who are estranged from their father, but when he leaves them his pub in a small country village in Shropshire, they decide to leave their old lives behind and try to make a go of it. Arriving three weeks before Christmas, its clear the pub is in dire need of renovation. 

When they meet Frannie who runs the post office, she tells them that the grand opening is set for Boxing Day. Frannie is clearly in charge of the village and not to be crossed. 

This is a lovely novella where we learn bits about Nessie and Sam, along with various of the villagers. Both of the sisters have the chance of a new romance, and Sam really shows she knows PR with some of her ideas to get people into the pub. 

I would have loved to know more about the sisters past, but as is this the first book, I'm sure that within a few more books of the series, there will be more known about them. 

There is a warm and comforting feel to this book and the writing enhances that, and really draws you in. Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence is a good little story and is really easy to read. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Simon & Schuster for this review copy. This is my honest opinion. 

1 comment:

  1. I have this on my TBR. I love the sound of it and the cover is just amazing!


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