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The Mill on Magnolia Lane

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  507 ratings  ·  53 reviews
The sky is cornflower blue, the air is scented with the smell of fresh apple blossom and Lizzie Lovell can’t wait to start her new life in the mill on Magnolia Lane. But is she just about to fall in love with someone she shouldn’t?

When Lizzie loses her larger-than-life Dad she doesn’t know how to move forward. Encouraged by a childhood dream she shared with her beloved
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Published April 4th 2019 by Bookouture
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Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
A heartwarming story packed with love and family! This book made me want to move to a windmill or at the very least to a small English Village. Tilly Tennant Rights stories with such charming and realistic characters. At the end of this book I felt as though I was saying goodbye to good friends, I am hoping there will be a follow up.

Lizzie has lost her much love father, so she decides she will purchase the old mill to honor the dream that they shared. The thing is the mill is in need of some s
Whispering Stories
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Lizzie Lovell’s dad has recently passed away. Re-evaluating her life she decides to sell her home and purchase a windmill just outside the little village of Piriwick. Her dad had always wanted to buy the mill but had never gotten around to it.The mill, unfortunately, is falling apart but Lizzie is determined to bring it back to its former glory. She even decides to live on site in a small caravan so she can help oversee the work and help out to
Deanne Patterson
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
When you read a Tilly Tennant book, you know you're in for a fabulous read.
Fun is what you're going to get.
Lizzie, loses her role model, larger-than -life Dad. They had the best times together and he'd always say he was going to buy the old,run down mill om Magnolia but it never came to fruition.
As a way to honor his memory she buys the Mill on Magnolia.
Restoring the mill is taking longer and is so much more costly than she has anticipated.
Her neighbors are so sweet, Jude and his younger, specia
Steph Lawrence
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A lovely feel-good story.
After losing her Dad, Lizzie has a mad moment and buys the dilapidated windmill her Dad had always admired. She ups sticks and lives in a caravan on-site while the renovations are being done. She is single and works from home so it’s ideal for her. Her family think she is bonkers though. We get to meet her family, Mum, sister and brother. And her lovely stepmum. There are many ups and downs between them all. Many touching and emotional scenes which the author writes so b
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
3.5 Stars

A highly enjoyable novel! The characters were fun and very realistic and while there was a romance in this novel, I loved that it focused much more on the family relationship between siblings, parents and step parents. A perfectly lighthearted summer read!
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
I adore Tilly Tennant but I’m a bit mixed on this one, it says on the blurb romantic comedy but it didn’t feel that way, it’s a very emotional read and I didn’t find there to be that much humour in it, when I wasn’t upset I was angry with Jude and Harriet, Jude was immature as was Harriet, I didn’t think that Lizzie was overly paranoid she reacted normally well except for accepting it ! Charlie is amazing the one shining character. So sadly for me this is a no, other than Charlie and I do adore ...more
Lisa M
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
On a whim following her dad's death, Lizzie buys an old mill that she is determined to restore and make a working mill again. I enjoyed the aspect of her visiting another mill to see how things worked and the renovation side of things but unfortunately this seemed very much a bit part to the story and I would have loved to hear more on this.

Lizzie's neighbour is Jude (male) and it just felt like I blinked and then they were in a relationship, there was very little build up to this. Jude has a fr
Rachel Gilbey
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really hope this is the start of a new series, as by the end of this book, I just didn't want it to end. I loved the Mill and its rennovation work, and the way that Lizzie develops over the book is great.

This is a story that takes place over at least a year if not longer, the exact time frames were hard to judge, as you'd start a new chapter and suddenly there was a fast forward of time - you never felt you missed anything but I just lost track when in the year we even were.

Over the course o
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A heartwarming story about friendship, love and family in a setting featuring a mill which has always been attracting to Lizzie's mind, our main character in this book.
After her dad's death, Lizzie decided to give her life a change by purchasing a mill, a building that she passed lots of time with her dad during the years.
Here Lizzie meets Jude, her handsome and single neighbour, who also cares for
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley

Like the beautiful cover, THE MILL ON MAGNOLIA LANE by Tilly Tennant filled me with warmth from the beginning and left me cosy and comforted by the end.

​Lizzie is lost without her beloved Dad but when she buys the old dilapidated mill that her father always dreamed of owning, she feels like it was fate and that he would be proud of her for taking it on. And a huge task it is as the mill barely has walls let alone windows or anything else that makes
Jennifer Ritter
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it

The Mill on Magnolia Lane is the latest offering by Tilly Tennant. This is the tale of the Lovell women, Lizzie, her younger sister Gracie, mother Gwendolyn, and step mother Florentina. The story begins with the funeral of Lizzie’s father. She rides in the second car with her mother as Florentina has the privilege of riding in the widow’s limousine, causing additional angst for Gwendolyn.

As Lizzie is a freelance web writer, she is able to take her job anywhere. When she sees the old dilapidated
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-2019
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book. I have been reading Tilly's books for quite a few years now so I was excited to read this book that was set in Suffolk (where I live).

This story follows Lizzie as she embarks on this crazy idea to restore the mill on magnolia lane. The mill
Karen Whittard
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lizzie is heartbroken her amazing dad has just passed away. Lizzie just doesn’t know what to do with herself. Lizzie and her father shared the same dream of one day owning the old mill on Magnolia Lane. Determined to make this a reality ad leave a legacy to remember her father by.

But the mill isn’t quite how Lizzie remembered it. It is in a state of disarray and the amount of work that it needs doing to it, is ginormous.

Then Lizzie becomes highly distracted by the stunningly handsome Jude who
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
When you loose one of your parents, it feels like the world has stopped turning. Especially if you have a very deep connection with that parent. I know what it’s like.

The thing you want to do most is keep something alive you both felt strong about to keep the memory alive.

A family bond is strong even if you do not see or hear each other every day and even if you do not always see eye to eye. In times of need you can count on each other and when things go wrong you can grow closer than you though
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Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was shocked by this latest offering as it seems like a completely different type of book to the ones Tilly usually writes but I absolutely loved it. I admit in the beginning it seemed a little slow but I realise now there was somewhat of a build up describing The Mill and Lizzie’s new place she was living in. Following the death of her Father Lizzie takes a leap of faith in buying the old mill and has dreams of returning it to it’s former glory. At first it seems Lizzie bumps into and falls fo ...more
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: uno-2019
This book made me laugh and cry! Fun, laughter, romance and tragedy knitted together in a fantastic read. I’ve read books by this author before and struggled with the plots and pace but this book is in a class if it’s own. The characters become dear to you and I miss them already!

Thank you NetGalley
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the understanding the author has of the way siblings react with each other which is reflected through out this story. It gets a huge thumbs up from me.
Mar 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
This one just wasn’t for me. Usually I enjoy Tilly Tennant’s books but this one missed the mark. Main character Lizzie was very annoying, her sister Gracie was even worse and their mother Gwendolyn takes the cake for most annoying character in this boo.k. Constantly complaining.

Lizzie strikes up a relationship with Jude who seemingly is still in love with the mother of his child Harriet. We never really get any closure on that. Harriet remains lurking in the shadows. The whole thing makes no se
Emma Crowley
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
The Mill on Magnolia Lane by Tilly Tennant has the most beautiful and colourful cover perfect for this time of year when you want something light and refreshing that draws you in and invites you to read. With Easter coming up this would be an ideal read if you have some time off or are planning a break away to some where warm and sunny. Although the eventual outcome might be slightly predictable, there are still a few twists, turns and bumps along the road to keep the reader entertained until we ...more
Julie Morris
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I know there will be a lot of people out there who, like me, are huge fans of Tilly Tennant and who will be waiting eagerly for his latest book and I can confirm that I don’t think they will be disappointed by her latest offering.

This book joins Lizzie at a very sad time in her life when she has just lost her dad and she is feeling a little adrift. She decides to buy the derelict old mill on Magnolia Lane that her father always longed to own and decides to renovate it in his honour, and so her a
3.5 stars – rounded

Opening at the funeral of Lizzie’s father isn’t necessarily the best introduction to the Lovell girls, and her mother is particularly put out by her ‘relegation’ to a lesser row as she is the divorcee, not the widow. And believe me – Lizzie’s mother Gwendolyn and her sister Gracie could have complained for England – and probably won it all. Fortunately, Lizzie is a bit too busy to always be negative and grousing – as she decided to, after being horribly misused by her ex, pur
When Lizzie loses her larger-than-life Dad she doesn’t know how to move forward. Encouraged by a childhood dream she shared with her beloved father, she is determined to continue his legacy and moves to the old Mill on Magnolia lane, a place he had always longed to own.

Restoring the old windmill is a much bigger job than Lizzie bargained for, especially when she is distracted by her new next door neighbour Jude, who has temptingly twinkly eyes and a body to die for. But when Jude’s ex- girlfrie
Having read a lot of Tilly's books previously and loved them all, I was very much looking forward to reading this one, The Mill on Magnolia Lane, her latest venture into escapism. So with that said, I did have very high hopes for this one, but the honest truth is that I have mixed emotions about it and really didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I just don’t think it has that same spark as all her other books that I’ve read of hers.

I found it to be a very good story which was well writ
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Tilly’s books, and this one didn’t disappoint.

Lizzie’s life is thrown out of kilter when her beloved father dies so, having also recently split up with her boyfriend, she decides to live for the moment and buy a dilapidated mill that her father always had his eye on.

She soon meets Jude and they get on famously, but he has a past. There’s his ex, Harriet, with whom he has a toddler, Artie, and he also looks after his brother, Charlie, following the deaths of their parents. Jude and Harriet
Monica Mac
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story very much.

Lizzie decides that she is going to restore an old mill but she has no clue what she is in for! Between a gorgeous man just down the road (who has an annoying ex but an adorable little brother), her mother losing the plot and her sister moving in with her, she has her hands full. And then her step-mothers house burns down....

This is one complicated novel in terms of things going wrong for just about all the characters in the book at one time or another, but it jus
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lizzie Lovall had always admired the mill on Magnolia Lane when she drove past with her dad. They conjured up plans of how they would buy and restore it, but sadly their ideas never came to fruition. Lizzie’s dad died leaving her steeped in grief and having no idea where her life was going. Until she decides to buy the mill, on her own, and start to rebuild it.

Living alone in a caravan, next to a run down windmill, seemed like a good idea at first, but soon Lizzie’s life gets far more complicate
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tilly Tennant's books are my go to books when I want to be sure to have a book that I will enjoy and that's why I picked "The Mill on Magnolia Lane" when I went on vacation and took the plane. And I am happy to have picked this book to go on vacation with because once again I really enjoyed Tilly Tennant's writing. I don't know how Tilly is doing it, but every single of her stories are all so different. She has a great imagination! and I really love this about her books! Even though I enjoyed a ...more
Fiona Wilson
Apr 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2019-reads
I have read the author before and enjoyed her books. This one I enjoyed also but it wasn’t my favourite of her books.

The storyline was a good one, young woman buys and renovates an old mill in memory of her father. The parts of the story dealing with the mill itself are fascinating and it had me picturing the scenes in my head. For me, however, the other parts of the story just didn’t hold my attention quite so much and I found myself skimming a lot.

This would be an ideal summer read for those l
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do you have a special memory with your dad? Were you able to make a dream come true? How much fun would it be to actually do that? How much fun would it be to live in a windmill? What about relationships? These ladies have certainly not had an easy time with those. How many can relate to how hard it is to trust again after being treated like they were? I’m sure the number is high. But there are so many good things in this story and decisions being made that shows that they are not only survivors ...more
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Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English an ...more

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