Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts: A feel good laugh out loud romantic comedy

Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts: A feel good laugh out loud romantic comedy

by Tilly Tennant

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Overview

Escape to the daisy-strewn windswept Dorset cliffs, to the donkey sanctuary at Sweet Briar Farm, where Hattie Rose is about to find, that in this world, the most unlikely opposites can sometimes attract …

Hattie was once thrilled to call the beautiful city of Paris her home. But when her heart is broken by her boyfriend and she loses her dream job, she bids farewell to the city of love and hurries home to Gillypuddle, a sleepy village on the Dorset coast. But as she returns home she finds her parents struggling to cope with a terrible family tragedy.

In a desperate search for a new start, Hattie takes a job at the donkey sanctuary nearby on Sweet Briar Farm where Jo, the taciturn owner, certainly loves her animals far more than humans. Hattie can’t help but fall in love with the donkeys (and the opportunity to get close to dreamy Canadian vet Seth) but Jo is harder to get to know and when she finds her boss sobbing in her sleep one stormy night, she knows that her new friend is hiding a dark secret.

And when handsome newspaper reporter Owen does some digging into Jo’s past he finds something that connects her to Hattie on a whole new level. Can Hattie trust what Owen says, especially when he seems intent on standing in the way of her blossoming romance with Seth? And can Hattie help Jo to start healing and the donkeys of Sweet Briar Farm?

A beautiful story that will melt the hardest of hearts. If you love Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Josie Silver you will be enchanted by this life-affirming read that reminds you that home is wherever the people you love are.

Everyone loves Hattie’s Home for Broken Hearts:

This is a story that will melt even the hardest of hearts, it is perfect for lovers of Jenny Colgan books. I will definitely be reading more by this author.’ Little Miss Book Lover

Tilly love you have done it again. Hatties home for broken hearts is an amazing feel good book. …amazing characters, a fabulous storyline and a great setting. This book is really fab.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

The perfect heartwarming read for the summer. This story is about loss, love, and second chances. I couldn't help feeling like the grinch whose heart grew several sizes while reading this wonderful story.The Reading Chemist

‘I loved this book and would highly recommend it to all. It has a great story line, brilliant main characters and is a real page turner. I couldn't put this book down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Another lovely, heart-warming story by Tilly Tennant. A pleasure to read… A great cast of characters in this story…The scenery was beautiful, felt I was there on the Dorset cliffs and in the surrounding countryside…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838880019
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication date: 07/10/2019
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 159,688
File size: 642 KB

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Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts: A feel good laugh out loud romantic comedy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
AngelaJ17 4 days ago
Hattie’s always flown by the seat of her pants. She left for Paris on a whim, at the suggestion of a flaky boyfriend. Now, she’s left Paris and headed back to Gillypuddle, England leaving a tiny trail of destruction in her wake. It always seems a little easier to run from her problems than to stick around and fix them. So, when she shows up at her parent’s doorstep, they’re equal parts surprised and not. They think she’s ready to listen to reason, go back and finish her education, and find a real job. So when Hattie takes a job at the local curmudgeon’s donkey rescue sanctuary, Sweet Briar Farm, they’re disappointed once again. But Hattie is ready to prove everyone wrong. She thinks there is more to Sweet Briar Farm’s owner, Jo Flint, than being antisocial and gruff. Surely anyone who cares enough about unwanted donkeys and chickens has a heart. Plus, the handsome new veterinarian that’s always checking on the animals is quite a perk. Even through the routine of farm life, Hattie’s managed to mix everything up again. Will she meet everyone’s expectations of failure or surpass them? This was a cute story that will resonate with animal lovers. I never knew donkeys could be so sweet and likable! Its characters are complex and relatable and will have you cheering for their success and happiness. It’s not a fast-paced or action-packed read, but it’s perfect for a vacation read (or a weekend in).
lelesurfer 6 days ago
A contemporary novel with a serious subject In Tilly Tennants's "Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts", published by Bookouture, Hattie Rose has left her job in Paris and returned to her sleepy and small home village of Gillypuddle at the Dorset coast. She is urgently needing a job. Her parents, especially her father, putting pressure on her to finish her training in education. But Hattie knows that is not for her. She is convinced, "there has to be something out there for me, something that I'm meant for and I just need to find out what it is." The seemingly only job in the local coffee shop got taken just before she arrives there to inquire. There is the job at the donkey sanctuary for abused and abandoned donkeys on Sweet Briar Cliffs which includes board and meals, but the reclusive owner Jo flint has not a good reputation. For some times it seems to work, but Jo does not take it kindly that Hattie tries to solve her financial issues. Owen's interference does no help either. There is a far more serious problem. Will Hattie and Seth Bryson who has become more that a friend be in time to solve it? This is the first book by Tilly Tennant which I read. I appreciated it very much since it has great believable characters. It is a clean and wholesome second chance story which offers some surprises and I highly recommend it for those who love to read a little more than just a "plain romance story." The complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley free of charge. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. #HattiesHomeForBrokenHearts #NetGalley
Anonymous 6 days ago
Cute story. Loved all the donkeys and Armstrong the ancient toothless cat. Hattie has a knack for running from one bad situation to the next. She doesn't want her parents' advice, but always relies on them for help. I feel her frustration for always being compared to Charlotte. Hattie doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. Jo was hard to to like. I don't feel like I really got to know her, besides her rough exterior. There was so much more to her story. Seth was another mystery. He's a main love interest, but I felt like he wasn't actually in the book much and didn't have a ton of interaction with Hattie. Hattie's reaction when she learns the truth about Owen was a little over the top. They were hardly dating. They only went on two dates and didn't know much about each other. I question Melinda and Stu's name choices- Sunshine, Ocean, Rain and Daffodil. I recommend the book. I really enjoyed the story and writing style. I felt their could have been a bit more information on some of the characters, but overall I enjoyed the book. It's the first book I read by the author and look forward to reading more. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bookouture through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
BobbieLCLA 7 days ago
I received a free copy of HATTIE’S HOME FOR BROKEN HEARTS by Tilly Tennant in exchange for an honest review. Hattie Rose just can’t seem to live up to expectations. Most recently, she blew her one big shot in Paris by setting a fashion show on fire, literally. In the fallout out of the flaming career disaster, Hattie moves home to Dorset where her parents have turned their home into a shrine to Hattie’s beautiful, perfect, deceased sister. At loose ends with few employment prospects, Hattie accepts a live-in minimum wage position as a farmhand at a local animal sanctuary. This is the tale of Hattie’s attempts to help the animals, help her employer, and help herself find a way to do something important. How will Hattie help the animals and her employer when her boss is so closed-off and mean the villagers call her the witch or the medusa on the hill? Will Hattie’s determination get her through her employer’s repeated rejections? I liked this book. Though it has some romantic elements to it, it is primarily the story of a young woman who insists she be allowed to be herself, even though she’s still trying to figure out what that means. Hattie’s got determination, kindness, and a genuine love for others, but when your heart’s wide open, heartbreak and discouragement abound. I recommend this book to fans of women’s fiction, to readers who want to spent time with some nice folks, and to those who would like to see a damaged heart heal. #HattiesHomeForBrokenHearts #NetGalley
RobinLovesReading 7 days ago
My Rating: 4.5 Stars Hattie Rose felt like she had to make her own path in life when she chose to move to Paris. After a broken relationship and the loss of her dream job, she was truly disillusioned and returned home to Gillypuddle. Her family suffered a very sad tragedy and things with her parents are hardly smooth because of it. Hattie is desperate for a job, and they are few in the small village. When she hears that a donkey sanctuary called Sweet Briar Farm, has an opening, Hattie jumps at the chance, despite the many obstacles facing her. One of the issues is Jo, her new boos. Jo is distant and practically lives the life a a hermit. Despite anticipated problems, Hattie takes on the job. When Hattie meets the vet, Seth, she wants to jump at the opportunity to get to know him. Dealing with the town's rumors, as well as an even bigger issue in the form of a newspaper reporter, things become a bit complicated for Hattie. This book certainly has quite a bit of conflict, and I think it was all handled beautifully. I love how Hattie worked hard at bringing Jo out. Hattie could see into Jo's soul, so she did her best in this regard. Meanwhile, Hattie has own own healing to do, especially when it comes to her relationship with her parents. What a delightful read by Tilly Tennant. This is only my second read by her, but when this book came up I jumped at the opportunity to read it. She has a way of writing an emotional read, one where readers are easily able to care for the characters. In this book, we also get to fall in love with the donkeys, especially Norbert. A first for me! This enjoyable book, albeit sad at times, is one that I am glad to have read and I am looking forward to reading more by this brilliant author. Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to read in exchange for my honest opinion.
AFerri 7 days ago
This is the first book I've read by this author and I wasn't sure what to expect. I loved it! This is a heartwarming story that holds your attention, I fell in love with the donkeys. I will be looking for more of this authors books. Thank you Bookouture via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.