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Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley is published by Transworld Books today. Irresistibly charming and absolutely jam-packed with rustic adventure, romance, friendship and farming, this is the first time the novel – originally published as four novellas – has been made available as one paperback.
The book whisks us away to the rolling, sun-dappled Cumbrian hills, where Freya Moorcroft has been called home to help her aging aunt and uncle with the troubled family farm.
Be warned though – there’s magic afoot. As soon as you get a taste of that real butter on toasted homemade bread and hot milk sprinkled with nutmeg and sugar – served by a smiling Aunty Sue in the farmhouse kitchen – your heart will be lost to Appleby Farm forever.
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Freya Moorcroft has wild red hair, mischievous green eyes, a warm smile and a heart of gold. She’s been happy working at the café round the corner from Ivy Lane allotments and her romance with her new boyfriend is going well, she thinks, but a part of her still misses the beautiful rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm.
Then a phone call out of the blue and a desperate plea for help change everything…
The farm is in financial trouble, and it’s taking its toll on the aunt and uncle who raised Freya. Heading home to lend a hand, Freya quickly learns that things are worse than she first thought. As she summons up all her creativity and determination to turn things around, Freya is surprised as her own dreams for the future begin to take shape.
Love makes the world go round, according to Freya. Not money. But will saving Appleby Farm and following her heart come at a price?Happy publication day, Cathy!
If you’d like to find out more about Cathy Bramley, you can visit her website, follow her on Twitter or pop along to say hello on Facebook. And stay tuned for a deliciously rustic giveaway to celebrate the book’s release later today.