Cornish charm and a Tennessee twist – the perfect pair?
Nessa Vivian is determined to keep her parents’ business afloat, but Pear Tree Farm near the backwater Cornish village of Polgarth didn’t do well as farm, and it’s not faring much better as a camp site. Maybe it’s due to Nessa’s habit of taking in troubled runaways, like ex-soldier Crispin, for next to nothing. Or perhaps her highly-strung sister Lowena is right – caravans named after Beatles’ songs and homegrown pears are not enough to turn the farm into a tourist haven.
Then another troubled runaway turns up, posing the greatest threat yet. Ex-musician Ward Spencer from Tennessee is certainly intriguing, but could his plans to put nearby Tregereth House on the map mean Pear Tree Farm is finished – or does his arrival signal a second lease of life, and not just for Nessa’s business?
Prequel to A Cornish Christmas at Pear Tree Farm
Angela was born in St. Stephen, Cornwall, England. After completing her A-Levels she worked as a Naval Secretary. She met her husband, a US Naval Flight Officer while being based at a small NATO Headquarters on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark. They lived together in Denmark, Sicily, California, southern Maryland and London before settling in Franklin, Tennessee.
Angela took a creative writing course in 2000 and loved it so much that she has barely put her pen down since. She has had short stories and novels published in the US. Her novel Sugar & Spice, won Choc Lit’s Search for an American Star competition and was her UK debut.
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Angela’s done it again. A Cornish Summer at Pear Tree Farm – a romance novel at its best. Characters you can’t help but fall in love with, an American hero a Cornish girl. What more can I say? An excellent entertaining read. I couldn’t put it down and loved it.
This was a lovely, intricate story that I really enjoyed. I read it in one sitting so be careful when you start it! Nessa is the heroine whose life, and the lives of those she loves, change when American Ward arrives in her village, in fact in the house next door. I loved the way the author created such well rounded and believable characters in this story. It is so well crafted that although I did see the final outcome, it is a romance after all, I couldn’t see how all the strands would come together. A great read, perfect for a holiday, or a damp Sunday afternoon. Enjoy.
Another transatlantic hit from Angela Britnall. Nessa has a big heart but sadly small pockets as her camping site seems to be full of fascinating and unique characters rather than profitable visitors. She knows that she needs to change the site in order to survive, but then a spanner is thrown into the works with the arrival of Ward from Tennessee, who seems to have problems of his own. And who is the unknown woman who comes to join him just as Nessa is starting to see a possible positive change in her future? A fabulous read with great characters. I loved it and couldn’t put it down!
As always with Ms Britnell’s novels, she manages to hook my interest early on, and as the story unfolds I become more involved, making it so easy to stay in her world and not want the book to end. I tried to put it down after a while, to save it for later, but I didn’t last long – I had to get back to it and finished the whole thing then. What more can I say? I am very happy to recommend it for an excellently entertaining read at any time, rain or shine.
Nessa Vivian works long hours running Pear Tree Farm, profit from fruit growing is barely enough to live on and to make ends meet she runs a small caravan site beside the farm. Renting one of her caravans to American ex-musician Ward Spencer she’s shocked when she discovers that he’ll be her new neighbour and intends to develop his recently purchased house into a B&B. As Nessa’s farm is well off the tourist track, Ward’s B&B will be a competition that could easily put her out of business.
With bills mounting up, taking care of her waifs and strays and a bossy sister with her own problems, life for Nessa is a never ending drama. And her intriguing new neighbour is not what he seems.
An entertaining summer read for any time of the year.
Nessa runs a small caravan park which also has a few permanent campers on Pear Tree Farm of the title. Leaving his music career behind Ward Spencer has moved across the pond having bought the large house that borders Nessa’s property to start his own business in bed and breakfast as well as having a couple of Yurts.
Life is never dull for Nessa or Ward who both have Sister’s with marriage problems, as well as supporting characters who have things from their pasts that appear to now surface.
This is an enjoyable easy to read romance with a few surprises along the way.