Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Beneath the Moon and the Stars by Amelia Thorne


Home, sweet home…
Joy Cartier has been to some of the most beautiful places in the world – but none of them have ever felt like home. So moving into a tiny cottage in the idyllic village of Bramble Hill, walking distance from her childhood home, seems like the perfect plan.
That is, until she gets there. The surly inhabitants of Britain’s Friendliest Village are anything but welcoming. Even her neighbour, reclusive Hollywood star Finn Mackenzie, takes one look at her and walks in the other direction.
But when the village animosity steps up a gear, it is the infuriatingly brooding Finn who keeps coming to her rescue. Slowly Joy begins to realise that maybe a happy home isn’t about where you live, but who you’re with…



A big thank you to Amelia for sending me a copy to review.

My Thoughts: 

Follow the story of Joy Cartier as she embarks on settling into Bramble Hill, but is village life all it's meant to be? With volatile villagers and an extremely handsome neighbour will Joy be able to fit in?

Amelia Thorne has written an incredible debut that will take your emotions on a roller coaster journey. I found myself lusting after Finn, caring for Casey, hating the villagers and wanting Joy to have everything she deserves in life.

The empathetic nature in which Thorne has written about Joy allows you to take her into your heart. I love how Joy is trying to find her place in the world and I related to her instantly. 
Joy is one of those people who gives her all to the relationships in her life and that comes across through her relationship with brother Alex, friendship with Casey and the bond that forms between her and Finn.

As much as I hated the villagers and found myself wanting to scream at them, I absolutely loved Casey and Finn.
Casey is wonderful, he is funny, inquisitive, easy on the eye and an instant friend to Joy. I think everyone needs a Casey.
If we all should have a Casey then we definitely all need a Finn, Handsome and brooding, Finn at times can be infuriating but wow does this man smoulder, I love how he is with his his niece Lilly, there is no doubt in my mind that that's the true Finn. 

It's not just characters of the two legged variety that will win you over for Joy and Finn both have adorable dogs who have their own roles within the pages and for me that added something extra special to what was already a fantastic read.

When I started reading Beneath the Moon and the Stars I never expected a story that would carry so much within the pages. Thorne has created a story that combines sexiness and romance whilst shrouding the words in mystery and intrigue.
There is no doubt in my mind that this author is one to watch, snuggle up this autumn and allow your mind to lose itself in the words of Amelia Thorne.

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