Escape to the country!
Anna Compton thought that moving to the countryside, leaving London and her past firmly behind her was the perfect solution. Goodbye life of thirty-something, crazed single mum of two, hello country glamour queen, domestic goddess and yummy-mummy extraordinaire.
But her new life at Primrose Cottage isn’t quite what she expected! Very soon she’s chasing pork pies down hills, disguising her shop-bought cakes at the school bake sale – and trying to resist oh-so-handsome Horatio Spencerville, who just so happens to be the Lord of the Manor…
Could moving to the country be the biggest mistake she’s ever made?
I love the name of this book and the beautiful cover – it paints such a sweet picture before you even start reading! Anna Compton lives in London with her two children until the day she’s left a cottage by her Aunt and decides the hustle and bustle of the City is no longer for her. After arriving at the cottage – which isn’t quite what she expected – her new life begins. Living in Surrey I can relate completely to the locals in this story who shop at Waitrose and call their children ‘Agamemnon’. Yes, it really does happen.
There are plenty of hilarious moments and I giggled throughout! I’ve always harboured a secret wish to take part in a cheese rolling competition so imagine my delight when Anna finds herself as the first woman to take part in the annual pork pie rolling! Not that I was a little jealous or anything… A well written romantic comedy – it’s so easy to get swept up in the eventful new life of Anna and her kids. Things only get more interesting when her mad mum and best friend turn up too. An author to watch out for – I can’t wait to read the next one!
Thank you to Lottie Phillips and HQ Digital for the chance to read and review this! You can get a copy here
Love Roxy xx
About the author:
Charlie Phillips, writing under the pseudonym Lottie Phillips, worked as a teacher before turning her hand to fiction. She was brought up in Africa and the Middle East and then – as an adult – travelled extensively before moving to London and finally settling in the Cotswolds with her partner and toddler. When she’s not writing, you will find her scouring interior design magazines and shops, striving toward the distant dream of being a domestic goddess or having a glass of wine with country music turned up loud. As a child, she always had her nose in a book and, in particular, Nancy Drew.
The Little Cottage in the Country is Charlie’s debut romantic comedy. She is very excited to be sharing Anna Compton’s hilarious story with you! She also writes psychological thrillers under the pseudonym Louise Stone, including the best-selling novel, S is for Stranger.