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This was never going to be a conventional love story. No bed of roses. Proud, passionate and wilful, Hettie and Alexander are alike in so many ways. That has to be a good thing, doesn’t it? Or it could be a disaster…both carry scars, and old wounds have a habit of causing new hurt.
Physical attraction draws them together. Hearts and minds can be thorny, less easy to satisfy
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Paperback, 370 pages
Published March 3rd 2017
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J.B (Debbie)
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Bed of Brambles is the second book in the Draymere Hall series but it was not completely necessary to have read the first book although I do think I would have liked to have a little bit more of a background to what was going on as there were one or two things I was unsure of. However, that being said, it is a really good book and I think if I had time I'd go back and read book 1 as I did enjoy this book.

Alexander is as nervous as hell. Hettie is coming home from Johannesburg. Coming home to
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Claire
This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.

I won a copy of A Bed of Brambles quite a while ago and after winning my TBR Topple poll in March I dove in. I haven’t read book one so I had some concerns about diving into book two but I took the risk.

Hettie returns from South Africa to Alexander the two of them bonding and trying to build their relationship while hitting some bumps in the road. This is a couple who have both made mistakes, but Alexander is one of those self-absorbed men who
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Adele
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was such an addictive read filled with passion, angst, heartache and uncertainty. I loved how the author had developed two characters both with a past they wished to hide, both passionate about their beliefs but also passionate about their loves. Hettie and Alexander had spent months apart whilst she was working overseas but now back home in the Cotswolds it wasn't plain sailing for the young couple that their sexual chemistry drew them together like magnets. Hettie needed to find work pref ...more
Julie Stock
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this follow up to A Bed of Barley Straw and was very happy to spend time with Hettie and Alexander, and their associated friends and families once again. I thought there were some great new characters as well and the community of Draymere Hall, Hardacre and the Melton practice was full of interesting goings on, which the author described with the evident skill of someone who knows one just like it. The story was well-paced and it was very satisfying to see all the loose ends ...more
Eunice Nascimento
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable romantic novel!

I enjoyed this romantic novel that delves deep into how traumas suffered while growing up affect a young couple’s ability to form a loving relationship.
Jenny Reeve
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sam Russell definitely writes about what she knows best. You can tell that she has a passion for horses and that she has looked after them herself. She writes this book with a passion and thoughtfulness that shines throughout the story.

The relationship between Hettie and Alex has a love hate feel about it, but you know that deep down they are simply made to be together, but getting there is a struggle, and this struggle makes for a very good read. Although they both often misread one another, t
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Sam Russell
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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karen getty
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having read the first book ( A bed of barley straw) in the Draymere series,
I was looking forward to the second instalment.
It didn't disappoint!!
Having spent 3 nights staying up past midnight just because I couldn't put it down!
2 kids ,2 jobs 1 husband, books don't normally hold such power over me !!!
A bed of brambles takes you to a place that you will love .
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Sam Russell lives, works and writes from the family farm in rural Essex and describes herself as a "farmer by day and author by night".
Proudly independent, she is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Her passionate, contemporary romances are set in the countryside and she credits Jilly Cooper for inspiring her to write "hunks, horses, hanky-panky a
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