Run away to the Dorset countryside, to the sleepy village of Honeymoon, where rose-adorned thatched cottages soak up the sunlight and Emma is risking everything for a brave new start on life and love…
When Emma’s useless fiancé tells her a lie she cannot forgive, she decides enough is enough. She leaves him, quits her dead-end job and travels hundreds of miles away to the ancient village of Honeymoon in the Dorset countryside, to help her friend Tia turn the old train station into a boutique hotel.
Tia has told Emma that it will be a project, but when Emma arrives in Honeymoon and sees a weed-choked crumbling ruin, her vision of an idyllic life in Dorset begins to disintegrate. But when she meets twinkly-eyed builder Aiden in the village shop, and sparks fly between them, she can’t help but feel that the stars have for once aligned.
As work begins on the hotel, Emma and Aiden grow closer, and on sun-dappled evening walks, he tells her the secrets of the village. But there are some villagers who wish that Emma had never arrived in Honeymoon… And when Emma is involved in a terrible accident on site, and then discovers what Aiden has been keeping from her, it feels like the universe is telling her to leave Honeymoon for good. What if she was wrong to say goodbye to all that was safe and familiar? Will she ever be able to find her happy-ever-after in Honeymoon?
A completely gorgeous and romantic read about being brave and taking chances on love and life. Fans of Shari Low, Jill Mansell and Milly Johnson will be enchanted by The Hotel at Honeymoon Station.
What everyone’s saying about The Hotel at Honeymoon Station:
‘A delight to read!... just the kind of story that makes me happy… just pure fun… hooked me from the very beginning until the end.’ The Bashful Bookworm, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘To say that I loved this book from start to finish would be an understatement’ Eatwell Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved it and was sorry when I turned the last page. Great characters, great story and a definite must read ‘ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is such a wonderful book. I loved the characters. I loved the plot. It would be a great book to read on vacation or lying by the pool.’ The Heartland Chronicle, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book has it all - great characters, great setting, the need for change, sweet romance, cute storyline, nice chemistry… This is definitely one I'd recommend.’ Beauty and Lace, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What a wonderful read of friendship, self-discovery and love. Absolutely brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Lovely book. Lovely characters. A warm-hearted entertaining read’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book will make you laugh, make you cry, make you swallow a lump in your throat and make you root for our heroine all the way! It’s feel good, it’s fun, it’s funny and it’s heart-warming! Read it now!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘An absolute pleasure to read. Beautiful!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What everyone’s saying about Tilly Tennant:
‘I was hooked! Every chapter left me wanting to carry on reading. My housework and family have pretty much been neglected whilst I have read this!… This is the perfect holiday read, or lazy Sunday afternoon read or that perfect distraction to a dreary weekday commute.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I really adored this... Had me smiling throughout, gave me a warm feeling… So many sparks… I enjoyed every second of it.’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wonderful, light-hearted escape to Dorset
When Emma’s no good fiancé tells her a lie that she cannot forgive, she leaves him. She is in much need of a clean, fresh start and the quaint little village of Honeymoon in Dorset is exactly the place she needs to be. She leaves her job in London and everything else behind. She travels hundreds of miles away, to Dorset where Emma’s friend Tia wants her to help her turn an old rundown building into a hotel. Tia gives Emma most of the details, but Emma arrives in Dorset and sees the old dilapidated building, she realizes her life in Dorset falls short of her expectations. But when Emma meets Aiden the builder she feels like she is right where she is supposed to be. Aiden and Emma grow closer and while on their moonlit walks, Aiden tells Emma many of the secrets of the villagers. But some of the villagers wish that Emma had never arrived in Honeymoon, and when she had an accident at the worksite, she wonders if this was all a huge mistake in moving there, especially when she discovers the secret Aiden has been keeping from her. I really enjoyed the mix of different characters, and I was both enthralled and entertained by the relationships old and new. This story of love and loss, friendship and family, intertwined with new beginnings and fresh starts in life, was so refreshing to read. This light hearted story will have you flying through the pages, not wanting to stop reading until the very end.
Thank you Tilly Tennant for such a fabulous escape to Dorset. Your detailed description of Honeymoon Village made me feel as if it was walking through the town. This was a great read, it was exactly what I needed. I highly recommend this book.
A Delightful Book!
Well, this was just a delight to read! A lovely little village named Honeymoon, a decrepit old train station, and two determined women with enough vision and perseverance to turn the station into a small hotel. Add to this a couple of builder brothers and this is just the kind of story that makes me happy.
Emma is frustrated with a deadbeat fiance and a job that is going nowhere, so when she bumps into an old-school acquaintance with big dreams, she can’t stop thinking about what could be. Then she finds out her fiance has been lying to her, she risks everything and kicks him out of the house, leaves her job, sells her house, and moves to picturesque Dorset, and the village of Honeymoon, with her friend, Tia, to turn a derelict train station into a boutique hotel.
Anyone who’s ever done a renovation can predict that not everything goes smoothly. But, with the local builder brothers, Aiden and Blake, at least the women know they have the most responsible builders plus some pretty interesting times off-site.
This book was just pure fun. I admired the women’s tenacity and determination to take on such a huge project, without any experience. The pacing of this book was excellent, it hooked me from the very beginning until the end.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.