I am delighted to share two reviews with you today, they are for Part One and Two of Helen J Rolfe’s Lantern Square Series.
Let me show you what they are about…
SUMMER NIGHTS IN LANTERN SQUARE
This is Part One in a charming new four-part serial from Helen Rolfe, author of The Little Café at the End of the Pier
Since moving to the charming Cotswold village of Butterbury, Hannah has found her true home in the heart of the little community. Previously a high flyer in the city, she now runs her small business, Tied Up With String, from her cottage in Lantern Square.
Her handmade gifts and care packages are the perfect way to show someone you care, and while her brown paper packages bring a smile to customers across the miles, Hannah also makes sure to deliver a special something to the people closer to home…
But as Butterbury glows with the sunshine and sparkling lights of the Summer Fair, Hannah finds herself facing old memories, familiar faces, and perhaps even a new romance…
I am a big fan of this author and I adored her Cafe At The end of the Pier series. Summer Nights in Lantern Square is the first book in a series that I am already falling for.
This author has such a wonderful ability to draw the reader in, she creates amazing characters and provides an idyllic sounding setting.
Lantern Square is set in the Cotswolds village of Butterbury and Hannah is the latest new resident. She doesn’t get off to the best of starts with one of the neighbours, and has a run-in with the local Doctor. But all that aside she starts to settle and finds her feet.
The author makes her books so easy to fall for, the writing is gorgeous and I am eager to see where she goes with the next part.
This is a book that is heartwarming and has a sense of something on the horizon. I adored it and would definitely recommend it.
FALLING LEAVES IN LANTERN SQUARE
Step into the cosy community of Lantern Square…
Hannah went from high flyer in the city to business owner and has never looked back. In the cosy Cotswold village of Butterbury she runs Tied up with String, sending handmade gifts and care packages across the miles, as well as delivering them to people she thinks need them the most.
But when her ex best-friend Georgia turns up and wants in on the action, will Hannah be willing to forgive and forget? With her business in jeopardy, she needs to maintain the reputation she’s established, and discover who she can trust…
So after reading the first book in the Lantern Square series I immediately went onto this second book. Hannah has settled into her new cottage and village life really suits her. She has made friends and is part of the local community helping out whenever she can.
Her move to Butterbury has gone well, her business making up care packages is going on at a good pace, a couple of false starts with her neighbour and the local Doctor seem to have sorted themselves out as well. The past, however, has started to interfere.
Hannah has a past that involves her ex Luke, he has got back in touch with her and they start to chat and become friends. Her oldest friend has also made an appearance to apologise and make amends. Though tentative, Hannah does warm to them both, and things on the outside feel good. Why, oh, why then am I thinking don’t trust them!
This is what I love about this author, she gets your mind racing ahead and looking for the “what ifs”, I mean I don’t know what is coming next, and I know what I would love to happen and I have only just finished the second book. The author has the ability to make me feel for her characters and get concerned about them and what may happen. A little teaser at the end has left me ready to dive straight away into the next story.
If you are looking for a series of stories that completely reel you in and make you care about what happens to the characters then the Lantern Square series is definitely recommended, it is a wonderful read that will have you hooked.
Helen J Rolfe writes romantic fiction and contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community.
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Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries where she thinks her readers might like to escape to.
Helen J Rolfe also writes for Orion Books under the name Helen Rolfe.
Born and raised in the UK, Helen graduated from University with a business degree and began working in I.T. This job took her over to Australia and it was there that she finally turned to what she loved and studied writing and journalism. She spent a while freelancing for women’s health and fitness magazines, volunteered with the PR department of a children’s hospital where she wrote articles and media releases, and eventually began writing fiction in 2011. And now, she thinks she may just have found her dream job.
Helen currently lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and their children.
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