The Little Village Library
It takes a village...
Cloverdale is known for its winding roads, undulating hills and colourful cottages, and more recently, its Library of Shared Things. Need a ladder, a hedge trimmer or a waffle-maker? You can borrow it from the Library of Shared Things.
Single dad Adam is doing a good job of raising his daughter, Zoe, whilst burying his past and moving forwards. When...more
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This book was really not to my taste. The first quarter had continual ominous hints that something had happened to Adam and Jennifer. It seemed like these occurred every paragraph, with no more information revealed. This made the first 25% so tedious that I almost gave up. However, some editing would sort that out.
The other thing I didn’t like was the amount of (off page) domestic violence. I do think it is important to have stories about this out there, but the blurb gave ...more
It is clear from the off that Adam, Jennifer, Viola and Isla are all hiding things, and their secrets are alluded to often.
Strangely the largest reveal is also the one I kind of saw coming but not in that manner, the rest did surprise me.
It took me a while to get into the swing of this book, possibly due to the amount of characters I needed to keep in mind, but once I did I really fell for the village of Cloverdale and I love the concept of ...more
I absolutely love the writing style on this book and found it easy to get lost in the story.
Another good book from this author. Adam moves to Cloverdale with his two children and a secret. He meets Jennifer who runs a library that’s lends things out to the community and they become really good friends until Adams secret comes out. Is it the secret Jennifer thinks it is?
Some residents including jennifer are hiding things and until all these secrets and anger can be forgiven and forgotten Cloverdale will yet to ...more
I really enjoyed this book, the characters were well thought out and it was well written. I was really interested in the plot which evolved around the Library which lent out items to the community, such as drills, ice-cream makers, all manner of things for people to try out.
The story focuses on Jennifer and Adam. Jennifer runs the lending library, ...more
Cloverdale is a lovely scenic village surrounded by rolling countryside. Jennifer has always lived here and wants to get back to having more of a community feel, hoping that the inhabitants will mix more. As part of her plan, she sets up 'The Library of Shared Things' - a unique idea, and one I haven't come across before. Into the area comes Adam and his two children - but how much do they actually know about the ...more
Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy.
The Little Village Library
by Helen Rolfe
Pub Date: 9 Jan 2020
jeanie m, Reviewer
Last updated on 28 Nov 2019
Thanks to netgalley for an early copy in return for an honest review
Having read all of this author's books I was delighted to get an early copy.
This book is quite a different style of writing from Helen's other books and it was a sheer joy to read something so poignant this is a tale of survival and none of us know what happens behind closed ...more