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When Vet Rory Scott inherits ramshackle Clover Cottage in the quaint village of Heartcross, Allie MacDonald just knows this is their happy ever after. A place to call...more
Rory and Allie are an established couple. Hes a vet for the family business. When his parents offer him Clover cottage, Allie thinks shes finally getting her ...more
Check my teeth, she said, slightly panicking. Rorys eyebrows shot up as Allie clenched her teeth together and prised her lips open wide in some sort of weird twisty grimace. What are you doing, you absolute loon? You look like some sort of constipated chimpanzee, said Rory, his eyes drawn towards Allies mouth. Not that in the whole of my career have I ever had the pleasure of treating any constipated chimpanzees.
A reality show like the Kardashians? asked Isla, sitting up, knowing ...more
Firstly, I have to say I was so envious of Rory being given Clover Cottage. Yes, it is somewhere that is going to need a lot of work but as a person who loves Grand Designs and similar programmes, like Allie, I could really see the potential in the place. Who ...more
This story focusses on Rory and Allie. Rory is a vet in his fathers practice but feels constrained and frustrated by what he sees as his fathers old fashioned ways and reluctance to improve the quite small space. Allie, an amateur photographer, works in her parents pub and loves her life in the village, surrounded by ...more
And what a roller coaster of a book this was, what I can definitely say is Christie Barlow really is producing her best stories and writing with this series. This was another super duper book!
I was hooked from the first few pages, and although at times the conflict between Allie and Rory was getting a bit frustrating, I could see things ...more
Allie and Rory have their ups and downs - find me a relationship that doesn't! - but can they reach a compromise?
Both wanting each other but at the same time, each wanting something different from life, we join them as we follow their wonderful story which starts when a Cottage, Clover Cottage, is passed onto them from Rory's parents, Stuart and Alana. Clover Cottage was left to ...more
This book focused on characters from the previous 2 novels - Rory and Allie - and I thoroughly enjoyed their story.
The book starts when Rory's parents gift him and his girlfriend Allie a cottage in the village of Heartcross. This leads to some unrest for the ...more
This is book 3 in the series. I also recommend reading Love Heart Lane and Foxglove Farm (which were equally fabulous!) to get the full back story of the people in the small village of Heartcross.
It can be read as a stand-alone as the focus is on different characters, but it was great to catch up with the locals of this beautiful area. I want to live there!
This story is based around Rory the vet, who works at his Dads practice and ...more
Christie Barlow has an exquisite style of writing, which draws you into her story and fall in love with the characters she has created. The friendships and kindness of the residents of Heartcross had me jealous!
I felt like I was thrown into the story immediately with Rory and Allie, an established couple going through a patch of conflict. Rory and ...more
This is part of a series of books but can be read standalone just fine as all the background and characters are covered however if you read and enjoyed Love Heart Lane this features some of the much loved characters from that.
Things were not plain sailing in this love story and there were times when I quite frankly wanted to throttle Rory because he was ...more
In Clover Cottage the focus is on the characters of Rory and Allie, ones that have featured in the previous two books. Here we find out more about them, and follow their relationship. At the start of the book Rory is told that he has inherited Clover Cottage, and Allie feels as if all her dreams have come true.
However, this ...more
This book follows Rory and Allie. Rory works for the family vet business, but wants to modernise and expand, but is facing resistance from his dad. Allie also works for her family business as a barmaid. They both feel beholden to their family whilst having dreams of a different type of life. Allie thinks they are ready to settle down and when the offer of Clover Cottage is ...more
Great read to curl up with a cup of tea and enjoy on a cold winter afternoon.
My copy was provided by NetGalley for review, all opinions are my own.
Allie MacDonald thinks that she has hit the jackpot. She loves her life in the quaint village of Heartcross, enjoys her job as a barmaid in the family pub and loves nothing more than indulging in her passion for photography. With a fabulous boyfriend who is gorgeous, kind-hearted and wonderful in ...more
Clover Cottage is Book 3 in the Love Heart Lane series, the book can be read as a standalone but as the characters grow and progress from each novel I would highly recommend reading all the books in order to fully appreciate the ...more
I was drawn to this book by the lovely bright and ...more
Vet Rory Scott has always wanted to do something more than be the Vet at his father's practice in Heartcross. He wanted to branch out, do something, see the world and have an impact on animals worldwide not just locally.
However feeling an obligation to his father and mother he stays in Heartcross and starts to settle with girlfriend, Allie. ...more
When local veterinarian, Rory, is gifted Clover Cottage by his parents, his significant other, Allie, is thrilled. She sees this as a new beginning for the two of them in the town in which they grew up and fell in love. However, Rory is extremely reluctant to take on the renovations of the house, to the point that Ally is worried that it is their ...more
Being gifted a home, complete with land, may sound like a dream come true but for vet Rory Scott it is just another attempt by his parents to trap him in Heartcross, especially when they start suggesting it will be a home for him and their new daughter in law in front of his ...more
This story can be read as a stand alone however, who wouldnt like to reread another 2 by the same author which are all equally fantastic. All of the characters are the same in the book but with each couple you get the stories so you know everyone from Heartcross ...more
Allie Macdonald and Rory Scott are at a crossroads in their relationship, where homebody Allie would be content to settle down in Heartcross, but Rory has ambitions of volunteering his veterinary services in an animal sanctuary in Africa. A chance meeting with a visiting celebrity sees fame and further ambition descend on the couple. Meanwhile Rory's family are struggling with a heartbreaking secret, which, when known, ...more
Rory is the village vet and hes living in a cottage his parents rent out and his wonderful girlfriend Allie who works at the pub. His parents drop a bombshell on him one day to say they are renting out his ...more