Can love really be found when you stop looking for it...?
As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.
But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas - a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow - her life is about to change forever.
Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfil Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline's, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.
Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it...
Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good read.
Book Review: I borrowed this book from my local library via Hoopla and listened to it as an audiobook. I would classify this story as more women’s fiction than a romance novel. She does fall in love but it is not until at least 70% through the novel.
The story line was very strong and I grew to care about Sam. She struggled with being passive and declining her needs for others her whole life. When her cousin marries the man she loves, she has to make changes in her life. She ends up on an adventure that she didn’t plan. She made new friends and found herself along the way. The journey was beautiful and kept me wanting to find out how she was doing.
The only negative for me was the narrator’s voice. It took me a while to get used to it, but once I got into the story it didn’t matter for me anymore.