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The Swallow's Fall #4

The Turnaround Treasure Shop

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Fatalistic, long divorced and doing her best to give her children a good life, Lily Johnson works two jobs in her hometown of Swallow’s Fall, saving every spare cent for the day she can lease the empty corner shop on Main Street. She longs to open it as Turnaround Treasures, a second-hand shop bursting with rescued country curios — but there aren’t enough spare cents and Lily’s dream is slipping away.

Ex-Navy diver Nick Barton arrived in Swallow’s Fall a year ago to quietly reunite himself with civvy life. Recognising an instant attraction to Lily, Nick backed away fast. Given his track record of an unhappy ex-wife and the baggage that comes with a Special Forces career, Nick doesn’t think he stands a chance with shy, reserved Lily. He can’t be with her – but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t see her.

Lily has spent her whole life cheerfully giving to others. When Nick offers her the ultimate chance for a turnaround, will Lily’s fear of being ‘second hand’ ruin the opportunity of forever love for both of them?

142 pages, Kindle Edition

First published May 22, 2015

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Jennie Jones

18 books191 followers
Jennie Jones has been professionally involved in the arts most of her life. Theatre by theatre, stage by stage and later, book by book. From Wales to London to Auckland to Australia.

Jennie lives in Perth, Western Australia and remains a countryfied girl at heart. She has a passion for stately homes and rustic cottages, is fond of collecting too many vintage wares, has numerous pot plants she’s learning how to keep alive, and is happiest when writing stories about life, love, and everything between.

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4,111 reviews2,667 followers
May 25, 2015

Lily Johnson enjoyed her work at Kookaburra’s in Swallow’s Fall – the café owned by her good friends Charlotte and Dan. Her dream, the one she called her impossible dream, was to own the vacant corner shop and name it Turnaround Treasures – For the Love of Second Chances. She had collected many old relics from the past over the years and within her love of antiques and treasures was a burning desire to get her shop off the ground. But money was tight and with two children, Andy (Andrew, Mum!) who was fifteen and Janie-Louise at twelve, she found it hard to save the money needed. She was also stubborn and determined to do it all on her own…

Nick Barton had arrived to live in Swallow’s Fall a year ago; he would arrive at Kookaburra’s each morning for breakfast when Lily was working, making her heart flutter. He was a handsome man, ex-navy and Lily needed to keep her distance from him. He was too good for her she surmised. But Nick was definitely attracted to Lily and quietly felt his way; determining if they could possibly have a future together.

When the residents of Swallow’s Fall decided to take matters into their own hands, they set off a chain of events that caused heartache. Would the misunderstandings be resolved? Would there be second chances for a happy future?

The Turnaround Treasure Shop is another delightful instalment in the Swallow’s Fall series by Aussie author Jennie Jones. Thoroughly entertaining, it’s an excellent read; I highly recommend the complete series and by reading them in order of publication, you will get to know all the characters well. Fabulous!
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1,673 reviews57 followers
February 25, 2019
The Turnaround Treasure Shop is book four of the Swallows Fall series by Jennie Jones. Lily Johnson moved back to Swallows Fall with her two children after her divorce. To support her and two children Andy and Janie-Louise Lily work two jobs. Nick Barton came to Swallows Fall to hide from his memories and the world. However, the small rural community of Shallows Fall believes in helping each other. The readers of The Turnaround Treasure Shop will continue to read to find out what the people of Shallows Fall did for Lily and Nick to heal.

I love this series, and The Turnaround Treasure Shop did not disappoint. The way Jennie Jones portrayed the characters and their interaction with each other ensure that I engaged with the plot of The Turnaround Treasure Shop. I love Jennie Jones descriptions of the small community of Swallows Fall. The Turnaround Treasure Shop is well written and researched by Jennie Jones.

The Turnaround Treasure Shop highlights that everyone has a second chance of finding love. Also, the readers of The Turnaround Treasure Shop will learn about how a small rural community can get together to help each other through bad times.

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August 23, 2017
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She's a single Mom with two kids and a dream. He's a war veteran that is in love with her but thinks he doesn't deserve a chance with her. Their small town conspires to bring them together.
4,374 reviews26 followers
August 25, 2017

the story is one of a small e in the country of Australia and how one town working to getter to make a difference.
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August 6, 2020
Another great read, with the wonderful characters, descriptive writing and the odd twist and turn!
I have thoroughly enjoyed The Swallow Falls Series and am sad to have come to the end!
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October 6, 2015
It had been awhile since I read the first three books n had to have a quick look to reacquaint myself to characters. Dan n Charlotte are in this book as married with a young daughter Olivia but the main people in this story are Nick n Lily having ago at a second chances. Lily is an independent single mum with two children whom mean the world to her are first in her life. (I can relate to her character very much but I haven't had my second chance as yet.) Swallow Falls people are all set to help these two find there way.
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790 reviews39 followers
September 27, 2016
I have to say it again! Jennie Jones has a gift for storytelling and gives us another beautiful and touching romance! This is the 4th book in the Swallows Fall series - The Turnaround Treasure Shop.

You'll fall in love with Nick and Lily's story - I did. Heart-twisting in places but always a HEA. So fans of Jennie Jones will want to read this one in a nice comfy chair and let the tale of love and romance sweep you away!
807 reviews
October 7, 2015
This was a great read, with characters that are just so real and totally likeable.
The author is Australian so I did find a few spots I just didn't get what the words meant, but it did not spoil this heart warming story for me.
I recommend this to of age romance readers.
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December 19, 2016
A quick and easy read. Light and enjoyable. Wish I could find a Nick Barton hanging out in my local cafe!
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