Spring Fever by Emma Davies
Life is about to get very exciting for Merry and Tom – a new baby, a wonderful new home, and a fresh business venture to get off the ground. Five Penny House is just the place to make their dreams come true, and so what if the locals think the place is cursed? Merry’s not about to let a little thing like that bother her… For Freya and Sam too, spring heralds the beginning of their new life together at her beloved Appleyard orchard. There are plans to make and a lot of hard work needed if they’re ever to reverse its failing fortunes, but as long as they have each other, what could possibly go wrong? Then the rain starts to fall – and keeps on falling – and the new beginning both couples dream of begins to slip from their grasp. For Merry and Tom it now looks like the start of their worst nightmare. But sometimes help can arrive from the most unexpected places…
A quick but immensely enjoyable read, this story has a hint of the paranormal about it. I did feel as though I should have read the earlier book in the series, if only to make sense of all the references, but it does work as a stand-alone.
I rattled through it in a couple of hours of sheer bliss and will happily read the next in the series if it's anywhere near as good as this one.
All the main characters were adorable, but my favourite was the dog! I really wanted to find out more about him and the cryptic comments Cora, his owner, made about him only heightened my curiosity. Maybe I'll discover more in a later book?
About the Author
After a varied career Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: 'I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.' Well the job in the design studio didn't work out but she's now a forty something mother of three, and is working on the rest. Today she's a finance manager and looks at numbers a lot of the time, so at night she likes to throw them away and play with words, practicing putting them together into sentences. Pop over to her website www.emmadaviesauthor.com where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also Wave to her on twitter @Emdavies68 or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her).