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The House at the Bottom of the Hill

(The Swallow's Fall #3)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  472 ratings  ·  39 reviews
From the best-selling author of House on Burra Burra Lane, comes a brand-new story about opposites, attraction, an outback pub, and a pink house...

The mysterious death of her mother has left Charlotte Simmons on edge and off-balance for too long. The only way to move forward is to get answers, and those answers can only be found in one place. So Charlotte buys a Bed & Brea
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 1st 2015 by Harlequin MIRA
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Dale Harcombe
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was just the sort of lighter read I needed after the last book. After coming from England, Charlotte buys a bed and breakfast place in Swallow’s Falls, a small community in the Snowy Mountains area of Australia. She wants answers to questions from her past. She has plans in mind for the bed and breakfast but soon runs foul with the locals who have an aversion to change. In Swallow’s Falls she meets Daniel Bradford, owner of the Kookaburra Bar and Grill. Once the story got going I quite enjo ...more
Daniel Bradford was the owner of Kookaburra’s Bar & Grill; he loved the little town of Swallow’s Fall, population 97, nestled in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Its inhabitants were eccentric, stubborn but loved by all. So how was the new owner of the dilapidated B & B just down from Kookaburra’s going to get on with the local council; a council which opposed change in the strongest way? Red headed Charlotte Simmons was already making enemies and so far all she wanted to do was change the colo ...more
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Charlotte has lots of issues which she has carried with her from childhood. Born in Australia she was taken to England after the her mother’s murder and has now returned to face her demons head on. She is not in Swallow’s Fall to make friends or make a new start and she’s certainly not here to fall in love. She is here to talk to the son of the man who murdered her mother, then flee. The first chink in the armour is when she adopts Lucy an abandoned pooch, the second is when she realises that sh
Han Le flueff
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Spoiler Alert.

There were definite flaws with this story - I felt like it had been over-edited and was missing a few chapters. For example Grandy moves into Charlottes B&B, we read a few things about him and some conversations between them (feels like only two or three days have passed) and then suddenly he's having a heart attack and she's devastated because this man has become so important to her and touched her life etc. In no time at all.

Anyway, I fell in love with Swallow Falls and Daniel,
The House at the Bottom of the Hill is book three in the Swallows Fall series by Jennie Jones. Charlotte Simmons wanted answers about the death of her mother. Charlotte decided to buy bed and breakfast place into a small town in the Snowy Mountains called Swallow's falls to find the answers that she needs to move on. However, Charlotte did not expect to meet a man like Daniel Bradford, the owner of the local pub. The readers of The House at the Bottom of the Hill will continue to follow Charlott ...more
Wendy Reinmuth
Jan 16, 2015 rated it liked it
bit slow at the start
Totally in love with this small community of Swallows Fall. This book was romantic, funny, emotional and had suspense too.

It was a bit slow at the beginning, but picked up later on. Charlotte came across as very uptight, but then we get to know why later. Very heartbreaking what she'd gone through. Liked how Daniel got her to loosen up through his flirting and teasing. Found the part where the two of them send messages through Lucy, Charlotte's pet, instead of texting, very sweet. It was funny
MarciaB - Book Muster Down Under
Jennie Jones invites you back to the drama and small town antics of Swallows Fall where the residents stick together, a slow-burn between the newcomer and a handsome resident will become a blazing fire, a mystery is about to be solved while a years old secret will unfold.

Charlotte Simmons has arrived in Swallows Fall all the way from the UK after the death of her grandmother and the sale of her beloved bed and breakfast business. Having been brought up by her gran after her mother’s mysterious d
Jan 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
A light and pleasant romance novel with a few unexpected twists and turns to reach the inevitable predictable end (which couldn't end any other way without upsetting the reader!). The first part of the book did grate on me where every page or two I was informed of the attraction between the two main characters. I kind of gathered that from the story and didn't need it constantly spelt out to me as if I couldn't deduce that myself. The writing improved as the story progressed and the second half ...more
Paula Clark
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
A really enjoyable read - loved the quirky town of Swallow's Fall and it's people, the characters were brilliant and so likeable and I could definitely see myself falling for a town like this.

Unfortunately I thought this was No. 2 in the series, but have since discovered it's No. 3, so back to read No. 2 (hate reading a series out of order!)
A Reader's Heaven
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

The mysterious death of her mother has left Charlotte Simmons on edge and off-balance for too long. The only way to move forward is to get answers, and those answers can only be found in one place. So Charlotte buys a Bed & Breakfast establishment in Swallow’s Falls, a small town in Australia’s Snowy Mountains, as a ploy to get close to the man who might have the answers. She’ll jazz up the old place, flip it,
Vicki Robe
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book from the Swallows Fall collection. I am enjoying every book in this series and learning more about the characters lives. Jennie Jones has an enthralling way of delving into each character and slowly digging out the skeletons in each closet by springing it on you sometimes when you least expect it. Thoroughly recommend these books to anyone who likes romance and intrigue!
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review

The struggle to find something/someone who accepts all that makes us seems impossible. To find a place where you can finally be the you you were meant to be! Charlotte has found her home.
Michelle Hickey
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Good modern romance. Easy read (I read it in one evening - albeit a late night!) Typical romance with the couple bickering and disliking each other initially but set in a quaint little town with colourful characters.
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved-this-one
Great read, finished it in a afternoon. Loved that I didn't fully see where the storyline was going until the near end. ...more
Jan 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Well written. Great characters. Enjoyable read.
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
This one did not grab my attention unfortunately
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nice easy read
Tracey Charlton
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great story with wonderful, annoying, endearing and comical characters. As always with Jennie Jones's books, I could not bare to put it down! Loved it! ...more
Love Reading Romance
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Charlotte has bought the local B&B in Swallows Hill, but that's not why she's moved to town. She wants to find answers about her past. Before she can do that, though, she needs to be accepted by the town's folk. Down the road, Daniel is the local pub owner, and most amused by the drama he watches unfolding between the newcomer and the rest of the town. He has his own plans for his pub, secret plans that the entire town seems to know, but those soon seem less important than getting to know the to ...more
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The third book in (Swallows Fall). Charolette Simmons arrives in Swallows Fall in order to find answers to a murder that happened to a loved one. She tries to fit into the community by buying and renovating the local B&B. Opposites attract and there is love blossoming for Charolette . Will charolette get the answers she is seeking for ?

Loved to be re-united with all the previous characters of Swallows fall and the addition of Lucy the shepherd dog. The story covers romance, family secrets, dyi
Sue Gerhardt Griffiths
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jennie Jones has done it again - giving us a wonderful, heartwarming and incredibly sweet story. The House at the Bottom of the Hill (Book 3 in the Swallow's Fall series) has suspense and a touch of mystery. It's about hope, acceptance and the love of a small town community.

Many times throughout the book I had tears streaming down my face but it wasn't until the last couple of pages where I balled like a baby. Swallow's Fall is a wonderful place where the community protect their own and are very
Suzanne Duffy
Jun 11, 2020 rated it liked it
A good option for light summer reading. The book was passed on to me from a friend. The character of Charlotte was at times a bit tiresome to me, very very wound tightly, and very sparse hints at why this is, where it comes from (something terrible). After the extended bickering flirting kind of "foreplay"with the character Daniel, they abruptly come together, covertly in a hot romance. Resultingly, all her tightly wound efforts for her holding on to her true motives (which was basically to come ...more
Talking Books
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The three books released in The Swallow's Fall series have been monumental reads and all with their fair share of drama, laughter and tears for us avid readers. The House At The Bottom Of The Hill brings out the chuckling and waterworks with antics, both from the new and familiar characters. Daniel and Charlotte are stunning from the start and click with so much chemistry that have readers completely elated, right down to their character nicknames - Hotshot and Red, or rather the connotations th ...more
Quirky and rather wonderfully written for a small-town romance, with many wry and funny moments between Daniel Bradford and Charlotte Simmons - the owners of 2 potentially competing establishments. Besides the weirdness of the small town people (that can border on repulsive at times), there's a mystery to unravel and a lot of chemistry bubbling between 2 people who don't start out on the right footing. It's a little slow going and I wondered where the story was heading apart from the moments bet ...more
Dianne Sidebottom
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The 3rd book about Swallow Falls. Sammy n Ethan from the first book are in the story as Kate n Jamie are way. Dan we were introduced as the guy who purchased the Kookaburra Hotel n this story takes place 6yrs later with Charlotte who comes wanting answers n trying to find her place in the world. We meet querky people of a town who make up this story with there lives n secrets that come untangled as the relationships n behaviours come to pass. In the last pages Charlotte asks the town people did ...more
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another read in a day novel when the kids are occupied. Love the continuing saga of Swallow Falls and although I haven't located a copy of the novel 12 Bells it is definitely a great follow on from 'The House on Burra Burra Lane'.
Jennie Jones really knows how to incorporate subtle themes and subplots that reflect modern society today. Can't wait for the next one... not sure if this one will go in the suitcase or stay here in Australia for my sister-in-laws to consume too, a pity not to share it
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved this book from beginning to end. It made me laugh, it made me giggle all the way through and it brought tears to my eyes at the end.
This is the first book of Jennie Jones I have read, and I wish I had started at the beginning of the series. Her writing style and voice is flawless. She has the ability to totally transport you into the story, so that actual time and place does not exist outside of that town.
Gillian Milne
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very readable style of writing. Found the storyline predictable and the lead character a bit frustrating!
Robyn Coyle
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good read - disappointed this is a part of a series and 2 of the books are only on ebooks, which I don't get. So possibly will only read this one. ...more
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Jennie Jones writes stories about love, life, laughter and everything between. Her books have been Australian bestsellers and include the rural romance Swallow’s Fall series and the Rangelands series.

A proud Australian with equal pride in her Welsh roots she wrote her first book seven years ago and hasn’t looked back. She now has twelve published novels under her belt.

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