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Foxglove Farm

(Love Heart Lane #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  69 reviews

Preorder the brand new romantic comedy from bestselling author Christie Barlow

Return to Love Heart Lane for friendship, romance and a community who will be be there for you no matter what…

Isla and Drew Allaway appear to have the perfect life – a strong marriage, two beautiful children and their picture-perfect home, Foxglove Farm.
But, new mum Isla is struggling.  She

Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published June 28th 2019 by HarperImpulse
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Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2019, blog-tour
First of all I want a baby alpaca! Such a heartwarming and heartbreaking story A real and raw look at marriage. I am such a sucker for a small town story especially when it’s set in the UK! This is the second book in the Love Heart Lane series and it was absolutely full of heart! Christie Barlow has a way of making her characters pop off the pages. She completely draws you in with her words and won’t let you go until the final page of the book. By the end of the book I felt as though I was frien ...more
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I really like this Author and was totally sold on Love heart lane (I have the first book on my shelf ready to read).

I had mixed feelings about Foxglove farm. It’s written beautifully and all the characters are what I would expect from this town I’ve come to love. My problem with this book is it’s not what I would class as a romance. The conflict is money between a married couple.

Drew hasn’t told his wife the farm is struggling instead he’s struggling to deal with the emotions of the burden. Is
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review to follow but for now - wow! I can’t believe how good this book was!!
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Foxglove Farm is the second book in the Love Heart Lane series but reads easily as a standalone as it focuses on a different set of characters.

It was great to return back as I fell in love with the characters and fabulous setting in the first book so was very much looking forward to catching up with the characters again. What I love about books like this one, is that we get to keep up to date with the characters we met and loved in the previous book but get to know characters that were more in t
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Inspiring, heart-warming, and a surprisingly emotional read that's hidden beneath the pretty cover. This book far exceeded my expectation with flying colors, it was such an entertaining, satisfying experience to read this book!

Although this is the second book in the Love Heart Lane series, this is perfectly readable as a standalone. I did have some issues with this one especially in the beginning which I'll mention shortly, but you'd have no problem picking up this book and diving right into it.
Lisa M
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I whizzed through this gem in a day! A follow-on from one of my favourite books in recent months - Love Heart Lane - I was delighted to return to their community again and the spirit of the village remained in abundance.

The focus here was on Isla and Drew of Foxglove Farm but it was nice to be reunited with the whole cast of characters, and some new faces, from the last story. Drew's farm has plummeted into financial troubles which he hides from Isla until the unthinkable happens and so all is e
Rachel Gilbey
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I didn't think anything was going to be able top Love Heart Lane in my Christie Barlow greatest hits list.. but it feels like Foxglove Farm has done exactly that.

It was wonderful being back in Heartcross amongst familiar faces, and although Felicity and Fergus are present, this time the focus of the book is on Felicity's best friend Isla and Drew. They live on Foxglove Farm and based on the arguments we are greeted with, things aren't going too well.

However it takes a while for the reader and
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit, feel-good
I was really looking forward to dream away on the Foxglove Farm, but I have to say that my trip to Love Heart Lane was a little disappointing.

Foxglove Farm is the second instalment of the Love Heart Lane series, but it can be read as a stand-alone without any further problem. I haven’t read the first book in the series either, but that is not really a problem. Of course you feel that you miss a little background story, but I think most of the details were filled in by the author. Ideal for new
Shell Cunliffe
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Utterly utterly brilliant, loved been back in my favourite village with my friends. This was a definite page turner and a book I can definitely recommend.
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Inspiring, heartwarming, and sweet!

Foxglove Farm is an emotive, charming story that takes us to the quaint English countryside and into the lives of Isla and Drew Allaway who after years of marriage find themselves drifting apart and struggling to keep both their farm and their relationship afloat.

The writing is sincere and light. The characters are genuine, hardworking, and supportive. And the plot is a touching, dramatic tale about life, love, family, friendship, community, taking chances, sta
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tf

It’s great to be back with book two of the Love Heart Lane series, this time focusing on Isla and Drew. It reads perfectly well as a standalone, but I really do recommend you read the first one, I mean why miss out!

With certain authors, I read their books without checking out the blurb. I feel if I’ve loved one of their books I should generally love them all and Ms Barlow is one of them. Even when I started Foxglove Farm, I had no clue what it was about and from the opening pages I was hooked an
Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again I was taken in by the cover. As I have been reading a lot the past couple of days, I thought I would slow down with a light and happy story about a farm and its inhabitants. This had a lot more conflict and stumbling blocks thrown into this than expected and was not exactly the light read I was imagining it to be. That may be the only reason I rated it lower than anyone else reading it would.

Isla wakes up one day to find out her life is not as rosy as it seemed, she is a stay-at-home
Emma Crowley
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
My second visit to the village of Heartcross in the Scottish Highands was just as memorable and brilliant as my first. Christie Barlow really is on to a winner with this series and long may we have many books to come which are set in this special village where community, friendship, family and support mean absolutely everything. Foxglove Farm was one of my most anticipated reads for this summer every since I finished the brilliant Love Heart Lane back in January. I had such high expectations for ...more
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley for a pre publication copy. In return for an honest review! #Foxglovefarm #netgalley

Isla and Drew Allaway live in the Scottish Highlands and can only be described by everyone as the perfect couple. They live on Drew's family farm with their two children (Finn and Angus). However when looking deeper inside the farmhouse's walls you notice that not everything is as it seems! Their relationship is one which has suddenly changed. Arguments begin to happen and cracks begin to s
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Netgalley for a pre publication copy. In return for an honest review! #Foxglovefarm #netgalley

Isla and Drew Allaway live in the Scottish Highlands and can only be described by everyone as the perfect couple. They live on Drew's family farm with their two children (Finn and Angus). However when looking deeper inside the farmhouse's walls you notice that not everything is as it seems! Their relationship is one which has suddenly changed. Arguments begin to happen and cracks begin to s
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christie Barlow takes us back to Love Heart Lane with her wonderfully uplifting new tale of romance, friendship and loyalty that is delightful, engrossing and absolutely impossible to put down: Foxglove Farm.

Isla and Drew Allaway look like they’ve stepped out of a glossy magazine photo shoot for the perfect family. People cannot help but envy and be jealous of the Allaways with their beautiful home, Foxglove Farm, their rock solid relationship and their two beautiful children. Everybody seems to
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Love Heart Lane so I was super excited to read Foxglove Farm and get back to the inhabitants of Heartcross.

Whilst Love Heart Lane focused on Felicity and Fergus, Foxglove Farm is centred around Isla and Drew who live at the farm. This book picks up a few months after the last book therefore Isla and Drew are now parents to two boys, Finn and Angus following Angus’s arrival at the end of Love Heart Lane. However things are far from rosy at the fa
Erika O’Neill
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it

How much I loved this book surprised me. When I first picked it up and started reading it, I was a little confused because there wasn’t much exposition, but then I learned that it was a sequel to another book. I was worried that I’d end up confused and have to DNF it, but as I continued reading it started to make more sense and I started to enjoy it more. This book can honestly work really well as a standalone, if you are not interested in reading the first book, Love Heart Lane (which I m
Cathy Ryan
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Although this is book two, it reads perfectly well as a stand alone concentrating on Drew and Isla with appearances from the characters we became familiar with in Love Heart Lane.

Isla thought she and Drew had the perfect marriage. Recently, completely out of character for him, Drew seemed to be withdrawn and short tempered most of the time, blaming whatever is bothering him on Isla. She knew how hard Drew worked, running the farm, but with a young child at school and a three month old baby, Isla
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Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To the outside world Isla and Drew Allaway have the perfect life; a happy marriage, two wonderful children and a thriving business, but Isla knows something has changed. Her once passive, loving husband has become distant and prone to flying off the handle when asked even the simplest of questions. As a result, the communication between the pair has become practically non-existent leaving poor Isla with a whole host of scenarios dancing across her mind as to why her husband has morphed into some ...more
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
Love Heart Lane and the author are new to me, yet I quickly embraced this close-knit Highlands community with a delightful bunch of locals adding support and quirky diversions to the narrative.

Isla and Drew Allaway own and run Foxglove Farm where they live with their young sons. Both are busy with responsibilities and as a consequence has forgotten to devote time for themselves. When it becomes obvious something is wrong, neither seem capable of communicating. With each bad-tempered exchange, th
Emma S Rice
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By Christie BarlowAnother great preview read from NetGalley. Thank you to HarperImpulse for allowing me the pleasure to read this.First off, what a cover! I love a great cover that catches your eye and this certainly does. It belongs up on the romance shelf and it's only a month or so until it's published so not long to wait BookLovers.Well, what a story. I loved every moment. Christie kept me swept up in Isla's emotions the whole way through. Isla and Drew own Foxglove Farm, inherited from Drew ...more
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I very rarely follow a series of books, but was really looking forward to seeing how life had moved on for the characters I’d taken to my heart. But I did particularly like the fact that my enjoyment didn’t depend on my remembering the events of the earlier book: this one is entirely self-contained, following different characters but with all the other familiar ones in supporting roles.

It’s a surprisingly emotional story – a marriage in a state of disintegration, every attempt to mend it only ma
Foxglove Farm returns readers to Love Heart Lane, and I was so happy to be back, catching up with some of my favorite characters whom have become like family to me!

Isla and Drew have always appeared to have a charmed life. They have been in love forever. They have beautiful children and a beautiful home. However, they have hit quite a bump in the road. Isla is a new mom, and she is sleep deprived. She is adjusting to having two children, and her adventure-loving grandmother, Martha, has returned
Nicola Clough
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My word I have read this book so quickly as simply brilliant the first one in the series love heart lane was good and was lovely to go back but hear more about someone else from the village. It's full of romance and heartbreak with secrets and families and can the community pull together to support everyone. It's such a heartwarming read and now want to start the next one in the series. Worth far more than five stars as fantastic.
This book is based on Isla and Drew and they live on the farm and
Joanne D'Arcy
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Six months ago, I discovered Love Heart Lane in the village of Heartcross, a lovely Scottish village which had been at the centre of Christie Barlow's first novel in what is turning out to be a series. Back with familiar faces and the spectacular scenery of the highlands meant I knew was going to be in for a treat.

I first got to know Isla in the last book and we were all there when cut off from the mainland due to the weather, Isla gives birth with her husband by her side.

However it has not be
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I'm a relative newcomer to Christie Barlow's writing with Foxglove Farm being the 2nd book that I've read by her. There are so many great authors to discover and Christie Barlow is one that has firmly shot to my favourites list … I can't wait to binge read all her back catalogue! Her writing style flows effortlessly with relatable characters written with warmth. The settings in her novels are described as idyllic and full of community spirit and as a reader you soon start to feel included in the ...more
Joanne Robertson
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This is book 2 in the Love Heart Lane series but don’t worry as it’s a completely different set of characters who are spotlighted in Foxglove Farm, although we do catch up with some old favourites so don’t worry if you wanted to know how some of them are getting on. I actually enjoyed this even better than the first book as I thought the plot worked well with a few little twists and turns that I hadn’t been expecting! I do like to be kept on my toes!

Isla and Drew run his family farm together alo
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley

I completely fell in love with Love Heart Lane so when I heard about FOXGLOVE FARM by Christie Barlow was released I was really excited to read the next instalment in this series. But like all series there is always that worry that the next book won't live up to the first but I am happy to say that FOXGLOVE FARM is even better.

Isla and Drew have been married forever, have their beautiful family, and their farm, and everything seems perfect. But 'se
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book concentrates on Isla and Drew who live with their young sons on their idyllic farm in the Scottish countryside. However, all is not well on Foxglove Farm. Isla feels that Drew is hiding something from her. He’s unusually snappy and tired, and she’s determined to find out why. With Drew’s birthday approaching, Isla decides to take a huge leap of faith and give Drew a present he will never forget! Will he like his unique and quirky present or has Isla made a massive mistake?

Isla is far f
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