Tuesday, June 20, 2017

With Love For Romantic Books: The Little Clock House on the Green by Eve Devon - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Kate worked as a travel writer for years, but she's finally back in her hometown Whispers Wood and this time she wants to stay. She'd like to start a business in The Clock House. The current owner, Old Man Isaac, is selling his home, because he's too old to keep living in it and there are no heirs. Kate wants to make an offer, so she can start working on what she's always dreamed of together with her cousin Juliet. However, there's someone else who wants The Clock House as well.

Daniel is new in Whispers Wood. He stumbles upon the village by accident and never wants to leave again. When he sees The Clock House he knows it's the perfect location for the business he has in mind. It would mean a fresh start for him, so he decides to make an offer. Old Man Isaac has to choose between Daniel and Kate, but before he'll make his decision he has a challenge for them. Who will be allowed to buy the house?

The Little Clock House on the Green is a wonderful romantic story. Kate is a sweet and generous person. She's been through a lot and grief has been her constant companion for a long time. Being back in Whispers Wood is confronting, but also healing. Kate can finally start the next chapter of her life, which begins with a battle between her and Daniel. They're evenly matched and it was fun to read about their schemes and ideas. There are also plenty of sparks between them and I couldn't wait to find out if their desire to buy the same building would come between them or if love would be victorious instead.

Daniel has a great sense of humor and he's a kind and chivalrous man. He's been hurt by several people who used to be close to him and hopes he's finally found the place where he belongs. Whispers Wood is hospitable and everyone welcomes him with open arms. For me that was one of the most amazing parts of the book. His battle with Kate isn't only taking place on a business level, there's so much more at stake. I loved the combination of creative entrepreneurship and deep emotions. The Little Clock House on the Green has plenty of fascinating elements and Kate and Daniel are two terrific main characters. They have charisma, determination, spunk and guts and that makes the story enchanting and entertaining.

Whispers Wood is a fantastic setting. Eve Devon's vivid descriptions of the village itself and the, sometimes eccentric, inhabitants are making it come to life very well. Whispers Green is a beautiful location and it's perfect for a story about family, friendship and love. The sense of community is heartwarming and it kept putting a smile on my face. I absolutely loved this delightful story. It's charming, lively, moving and endearing and I really enjoyed reading it.

Advice

If you love romantic stories about challenges, family and friends set in a small village, you will definitely like The Little Clock House on the Green.

About Eve Devon

 
I have a history with books - from the toddler years, where, as family lore tells it, I had a penchant for climbing bookshelves, pulling out books...and ripping out the pages (I still claim it was someone who looked like me)! Then came the years where I spent all my pocket money on books until I came up with a cunning plan to get my hands on even more and joined a library. Which leads neatly to the years when I lived abroad and 'ran' a library...loaning out my parents' books. Sure, there were some uncomfortable questions about my strict overdues fees policy when it was discovered I was buying more books than my pocket money stretched to. A decade later I found the perfect job for my reading addiction and got to enjoy thirteen years working in an actual real-life library!

All this time my reading addiction fed my writing addiction. Journals, poems, long letters to my best friend who I was going to see the very next day at school, short stories and (please tell me someone else has done this too) 'new and improved' episodes of popular television shows where the protagonists actually got together! As I got older I wrote training manuals for work along with advertising and promotional material, and I shouldn't forget all those love letters to my boyfriend now husband.

For the last few years I've been writing romantic suspense and contemporary romance, more seriously. The journey is fantastic, illuminating, joyous, testing and ongoing.

I write in my garret, the technical term I like to use for the teeny tiny room at the top of our stairs. I write with my back to the window to avoid distraction and when I can't write because I need a distraction, I plod downstairs to write at my dining-room table. There I have a wonderful view of all the jobs I haven't got around to doing in the garden.

I write because it makes me happy and brings balance to my life. I like people. I like storytelling. And in a world where it's far too easy to settle back, opt out and be cynical, I like that reading romance redresses the balance a little. And because everyone sometimes struggles when the world turns serious I like feeling my stories might offer some entertainment and escape.

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Giveaway

 
One very lucky reader of With Love For Books will get a handmade The Little Clock House on the Green bookmark from Eve Devon.
 
 
The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.
 

27 comments:

  1. Sounds like a charming and endearing book. Love the cover too.

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  2. This sounds like such a lovely book.

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  3. What a wonderful book! Cute cover too. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. This sounds like a cute read for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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  5. The story sounds as cute and whimsical as the cover. This will be a sweet summer read.

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  6. looks like such a charming book!

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  7. My grandmother loved different kinds of handmade clocks. I know that's not the theme of the book but it reminds me of her, and I am instantly attracted to wanting to read this book:)

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  8. What a marvelous cover! Can't wait to read this book!

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  9. What a charming book just love it

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  10. This is already on my TBR pile, looks great

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  11. by far better romanticist than the mills and boon type books

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  12. Eve, I love your story about the lending library - I think that shows great entrepreneurship! Maybe I should set one up - I think we have more books than the local library!

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  13. this looks like an intriguing read xx

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  14. Congratulations on the publication of your book.

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  15. Gorgeous cover. A book I will love to read.

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  16. This looks like my type of book. I too used to love being in the library as a child and still do!

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. This sounds like a good read! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  19. This looks fabulous summertime reading

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  20. May the sun shine on you and me when I'm reading this.

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  21. I would really love to read the book, ty for the giveaway!! :)

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