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Review by Suze
Willow loves homemade products made with fresh produce from the land she owns together with her husband Jude. She even has plans to professionalize her passion to show Jude what their home can do for them. Jude is preoccupied and Willow is afraid he's doing something that will have devastating results. Her dreams are showing her parts of a horrible future and she's afraid her worst nightmare will become reality. She might lose everything she holds dear. Together with her good friend Freya, the owner of Appleyard, Willow tries to change her fate. Will she be able to pull off starting a business before Jude will close a deal that will change their lives forever?
Gooseberry Fool is another amazing Tales From Appleyard novella. I immediately loved Willow. She's resourceful and creative and she has a fantastic sweet and caring personality. She makes the house smell great, she loves making things cozy and she's a generous friend. All of those qualities make her a wonderful main character. She loves Jude very much, but doesn't like that they're keeping secrets from each other. I was incredibly curious to find out what was going on with Jude and couldn't turn the pages fast enough to discover what he was hiding. This kept me on the edge of my seat. Fortunately the ending of Gooseberry Fool is just as lovely and rewarding as the rest of the story and it put a big smile on my face.
Emma Davies has a warm and welcoming writing style. She effortlessly sets the most charming and romantic atmosphere and that is what makes me fall in love with her stories over and over again. Her main characters are strong women and I admire their courage and determination. It was a lot of fun to read about Willow's new business and Emma Davies describes her creations in a terrific vivid mouthwatering way. Gooseberry Fool is a delicious enchanting story. I really enjoyed reading this gorgeous novella.