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Home On Folly Farm by Jane Lovering


Needing an escape, Dora swapped city living for life as a shepherdess on her grandad’s Yorkshire farm. More than a decade later Dora is still there, now farming the fifty acres and caring for the one hundred rare sheep by herself. She never hears the call of the city, but instead relishes the peace and simplicity of life on the Moors.

When Dora’s glamorous but quarrelsome sister Cass, her teenage nephew Thor and his handsome tutor Nat, turn up for an unexpected and unreasonably long stay, life on the farm is thrown into chaos. Cass brings with her unwelcome memories from the past, and of someone who once stole Dora's heart.

Dora takes refuge in the comforting routine of the farm, the sheep never allowing her too much time to dwell. But, as the seasons change, the snow starts to melt, and as lambs begin to fill the fields, Dora can’t keep hiding in the hills. Because even though she’s trying, Dora can’t run away from a love that never really let her go…

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"There are some people whose voices go straight through you, even if you are horizontal with your face in a bucket and your arm in a sheep." Who couldn't love an opening sentence like this!

Everything about this book was perfect - from the mystery, the romance, the drama, Dora's voice... everything.

I adored the descriptions of the farm and the animals and spent a lot of time sniggering to myself.

There was one thing though - come on Ms Lovering you can't leave it there! What about Cass??? I want more of Folly Farm, please!

About the Author

Jane Lovering is the bestselling and award-winning romantic comedy writer who won the RNA Novel of the Year Award in 2012 with Please Don’t Stop the Music. She lives in Yorkshire and has a cat and a bonkers terrier, as well as five children who have now left home. Her first title for Boldwood will be published in September 2020.

You can find out more about Jane ( should you wish to, of course) from her blog and website at



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