Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow
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 fulfill 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.
So this book was everything I dreamed it would be and more! I desperately want to start to run a hedgehog rehabilitation centre and move to the village in this story. I don’t even know where to start with this review.
Sammie’s the only bridesmaid at her cousin’s wedding. She should be happy right? Wrong. Sammie’s watching the man she loves marry her cousin with family members she dislikes around her. When the aunt from hell tries to stir up trouble, Sammie’s rejected by her family despite doing nothing wrong.
This book just hit me hard in the feelings. There’s some really toxic family dynamics and equally some amazing relationships in this story. I found myself despising some of the characters and really feeling for the protagonist, Sammie. Sammie’s Mum is so emotionally manipulative and controlling towards her it’s hard to read at times. Personally, her mother’s horrible attitude adds to the story and highlights how kind Sammie is, even to people who don’t necessarily deserve her kindness. Her dad on the other hand was one of my favourite characters in the book.
It’s well and truly a feel good story with a gorgeous Yorkshire setting and amazing characters. Thomas was probably my favourite character and you need to read this book for his grumpy character alone. Sammie and Thomas’ friendship is beautifully written and he reminded me much of my own granddad.
You can tell that the author did so much research about nursing, teaching and hedgehogs. It made it feel more realistic and made the book such a joy to read.
I absolutely adored this book and will be reading more of Jessica Redland’s books!
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Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.
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4 thoughts on “#BookReview: Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland”
I love hedgehogs so will definitely check out this book thanks.
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Thank you, Anna, for this gorgeous review. And for the GIFs. What a treat! That yawning hedgehog is so adorable and the second one has Thor in it. Mmm. So thrilled you loved your journey to Hedgehog Hollow. Yes, Sammie’s mum is horrific, isn’t she? But Thomas … awwww. Hope you do have an opportunity to read some of my other books and enjoy them just as much xx
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