The view across the valley takes her breath away; everywhere she looks tiny patches of colour – ochre, chestnut, lime and purple. The farmhouse behind her glows pink in the morning sun. Finally, Flora has the home of her dreams… but is she about to lose it?
Free-spirited Flora Dunbar is heartbroken at the news that she must close down her beloved little flower shop on the high-street. As she packs away her pretty pots and vases and locks the door for the very last time, the only spark of hope is an offer from Ned, a gorgeous farmer with an irresistible twinkle in his eye, to come and start a new life on his family farm.
Arriving at Hope Corner, Flora’s heart sings as she takes in the stunning landscape that surrounds her new home. But it’s not long before she realises that her creative, romantic thinking has no place in a household built on tradition and strict routine.
Pulling up her signature striped socks and throwing herself into her chores, little by little Flora blossoms as she learns to love the order and patterns of life on the land, feeding the chickens every morning and checking on the cows at night. But the more she understands about her new home, the more she suspects it’s under threat, and worse, that Ned is hiding something from her…
But this time, Flora’s not going to run from her problems, especially not when she was just beginning to let herself believe that Ned could really be The One. Can she find a way to save her relationship AND the first house she’s ever truly called home?
An absolutely gorgeous and utterly uplifting romance to sweep you off your feet! Perfect reading for fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson.
Readers adore The House at Hope Corner:
‘Wow!!! Five stars is not enough for this book! Absolutely nothing more than delightful and purely heart-warming! I did not put this book down!!… touched my heart on so many levels, that I feel my words are not enough!... I felt like I had a warm blanket wrapped in happiness and excitement around me!!! I highly recommended this book and can't wait to get my hands on all of her books!!!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Uplifting and heart-warming. This book will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside at the magical story and even more magical ending! The setting of this novel is absolutely idyllic… It was utterly enjoyable.’ The Cosiest Corner
‘A heart-warming and moving read that will make you smile. I loved the characters, the plot and the setting. The style of writing was great and I look forward to reading other books by this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘The scene at the end literally took my breath away… an uplifting read that will have you feel like you can tackle anything…
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A heartwarming and moving read that will make you smile and move. I loved the characters, the plot and the setting. The style of writing was great and I look forward to reading other books by this author. Many thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
A lovely novel! Flora, kind of impulsively, marries Ned and moves to his house at Hope Corner. Little did she realize what it would mean for her- to be a farmer's wife, to join a highly "traditional" family, to live with your in-laws, to have a horrid neighbor. Hannah and Fraser ran the farm for years and now that Ned's an adult, he's dog paddling to keep it all afloat. Flora, having just gone through a tough time with her own business, has some nifty ideas but people discount her because she is "different"- as hard as she tries, she's still just a bit different. Caroline, the rotten neighbor, well, enough said about her! Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. This one expands as you read along and you'll be rooting for Flora all the way.
With all the trademark warmth and humour I've come to expect from Emma Davies, this is a novel which surpassed all my expectations! Flora Dunbar runs her own flower shop; a successful business until recently and she is weighing up her options when she meets and falls in love with Ned, a farmer. When his proposal follows very quickly, her decision is made and she moves to the country with him. Ned lives with his hard-working parents; his mother is a lovely woman but rather set in her ways and Flora struggles to settle in. Then disaster strikes and, to make things worse, there are secrets being hidden from her. But Flora loves Ned and adores her new surroundings; she has no intention of abandoning her life for a second time. This is a exceptionally well-woven tale of country life, family and acceptance. Sinking into an Emma Davies book is like lying on a super-fluffed up bed and just allowing yourself to drift. The story is stunning; beautifully crafted with extremely realistic characters in the most wonderfully described setting. Anyone with the faintest notion of having green fingers will be itching to get out into the garden and begin creating! I've loved this author's writing from the very first and I truly believe she has excelled with this novel - the warmth just pours out of it and it is a tremendously enjoyable read! I cannot recommend this one highly enough; if you love a good story then this is one you most definitely won't want to miss. A full five dancing, glowing stars!