There’s nothing better than having a group of pals reading the same book at the same time, we reckon. You can lament over sudden plot twists and subsequent 4am reading sessions, swoon and whoop together when the hero and the heroine finally get together, and have lively, thoughtful discussions once you’ve turned the last page. With wine. And snacks.
This month, we’re off to the lovely Cumbria countryside for cake and plenty of rustic adventure with Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley.
Charming, funny and romantic, it’s a book we know lots of you have already purchased (the four parts were released as one gorgeous paperback earlier this month), and we’d love to read it with you.
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?
So, how do you take part in The Novelicious Book Club? Simply grab a copy of Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley and read along with us, sharing your thoughts in the comments of this post or on Twitter using the #NoveliciousBookClub hashtag (we’ll retweet our favourites).
Once you’ve finished the book, you can send a brief 100 word review to email@example.com for potential inclusion in a preliminary book discussion, which will be published here on Novelicious on Thursday 24 September. We’ll also be sharing some of the most creative participation from the month (your tweets, images and videos) and a series of discussion questions ahead of an hour-long #NoveliciousBookClub chat on Twitter and Facebook at 8pm that evening, where there will be fun, games and competitions galore!