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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TLC Book Tours: The Sweetest Thing and Country Loving by Cathy Woodman

Today I have two great books to tell you about from Cathy Woodman's Talyton St. George series. Both books are perfect for when you are looking for some cute, light reading.

Title: The Sweetest Thing
Author: Cathy Woodman
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow
Publish Date: April 28, 2011
Source: TLC Book Tours


What's the Story?:

From Goodreads.com: "If only everything in life was as simple as baking a cake...Jennie Copeland thought she knew the recipe for a happy life: marriage to her university sweetheart, a nice house in the suburbs and three beautiful children. But when her husband leaves her, she is forced to find a different recipe. And she thinks she's found just what she needs: a ramshackle house on the outskirts of the beautiful Talyton St George, a new cake-baking business, a dog, a horse, chickens...But life in the country is not quite as idyllic as she'd hoped, and Jennie can't help wondering whether neighbouring farmer Guy Barnes was right when he told her she wouldn't last the year. Or perhaps the problem is that she's missing one vital ingredient to make her new life a success. Could Guy be the person to provide it?"

My Two Cents:

"The Sweetest Thing" is a super cute tale of Jennie and her family who move to the country to start their lives over after Jennie's marriage ends. I really enjoyed this tale. Jennie has to re-build her life and the book shows how she goes about that. The small community that she moves to is in the middle of nowhere in England. Everyone knows everyone and not everyone is so welcoming to Jennie and her family since they are the newcomers. Will they ever be able to find their place?

Although this book is part of a series, you can most definitely read it without having read any of the other books. Although, I think if the other books are anything like this one or Country Loving, which I also read, I would really like to go back and read the other books. This book and Country Loving definitely made nice, cozy reads.

I really liked Jennie's character. She has a lot going on with trying to get her children settled in this new little town. Her kids are not too happy to be in this small little town. Needless to say, Jennie has a lot going on. In order to get settled, she decides to start up a small bake shop. I am a total foodie so I absolutely loved reading about how Jennie was able to set up a bake shop. I also really liked reading about all of the delicious things that she baked!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! I look forward to getting back to the world of Talyton St. George in the future!






Title: Country Loving
Author: Cathy Woodman
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow
Publish Date: August 1, 2013
Source: TLC Book Tours





What's the Story?:

From Goodreads.com: "
Successful city accountant Stevie receives two surprises in one week. A proposal of marriage from her boyfriend and a phone call begging her to return to the family farm in Talyton St George.

But what she thought would be a weekend visit turns into much longer as she struggles to bring order to her father's rundown farm. Finally, she decides to give up her job - and her boyfriend - and stay permanently. Even though the locals are up in arms about her plans for the farm, Stevie loves being back in the country - and having to work so closely with local vet Leo is an added bonus."

My Two Cents:

"Country Loving" is the sixth book in the Talyton St. George series by Cathy Woodman. As with some of the other books in this series, each book is a standalone book so there is no need to read the other books before you read this one. This is a cute series with memorable characters.

Stevie is a full-fledged city girl about town. She makes her home in London. She has a good job, a sweet apartment, and a wonderful boyfriend (at least he looks pretty wonderful on paper). Stevie goes back to her small hometown to help out her father and gets a lot more than she bargained for. We also get to see how she is struggling with whether she wants her glam city life or if she can make a life out in the country.

This storyline is slightly more intricate than "The Sweetest Thing," which I really liked. Stevie is coming to terms with her relationship with her father who is devastated after his wife and Stevie's mother dies. There is also a focus on Stevie's relationship with her London boyfriend and her new found relationship with Leo, Talyton St. George's handsome vet. I loved following Stevie through all of her different trials and tribulations as she makes her new life.

Overall, this was a great light read!


 

1 comment:

  1. Both books sound like wonderfully entertaining reads - I'm glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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