Release Date: March 5th 2016.
Publisher: Escape Publishing.
Source: Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Challenge: Australian Women Writers Challenge.
Series: A Dollar For A Dream Book 2.
Synopsis From Goodreads:
Move to the country for $1 a week
Dulili is suffering a people drought. Over the years more people have moved away than have arrived to stay in this old New South Wales farming town, and now only a handful of young families and elderly residents are left. The locals put a plan into action to entice newcomers: offering the town’s empty houses to newcomers from anywhere in Australia. Who could resist renting a beautiful homestead for a dollar a week?
Newly divorced Bea Elliot needs Honey Hill House for more than just a quaint project – restoring a ramshackle old farm house to a successful B&B will prove to her family – and herself – that she is strong enough to make a go of things on her own. She doesn’t need anyone to help her, even if the guy next door is remarkably obliging, delightfully generous, and terribly charming.
A city girl won’t last six months in the country, but Callum ‘Mitch’ Mitchell has good manners and loves his town, so he’ll be neighbourly, but keep his distance. Experience has taught him not to get involved with out-of-towners. Even if this out-of-towner is surprisingly resilient, unexpectedly tough, and unpredictably fond of local football.
Good fences make good neighbours, but in Dulili, it seems like barriers might instead be breaking down…
I loved the first instalment in the Dollar For A Dream series and the second, Honey Hill House, turned out to be just as good. Plus, the great thing about this series is that each book can be read as a stand alone, so you can jump right in and read this one even if you haven’t read the first.
Moving to the country for a $1 a week sounds like a dream to me. For Bea, it is a chance for a fresh start. She fell in love with Honey Hill House as soon as she saw it, and is certain it is meant to be. She has grand plans to turn the house in a B & B and she is determined to do it on her own for once, not seek out help from anyone.
But helping out a neighbour is the way in Dulili, and good looking and charming Mitch is just being neighbourly when he offers to help Bea out. He isn’t looking for love, and besides, she is not his type. She is a city girl and Mitch is sure she won’t last six months in the country.
Bea is getting over a messy divorce and, despite Mitch’s good looks, isn’t interested in being more than a friend.
But the more they get to know each other, the more undeniable the attraction between them becomes. But just as they start to open to the idea of being together, Bea receives news that just might keep them apart forever.
Honey Hill House was a sweet romance with a touch of sizzle. Bea and Mitch’s chemistry was electric. There are so many twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. Honey Hill House will have you biting your nails wondering how these two are ever going to get together.
Full of realistic characters that jump off the page, a gorgeous setting that will quickly claim your heart, and a swoon worthy romance, this is one rural romance, and series, not to be missed.
I highly recommend it.
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