This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
What we really need this month, to ward off grey skies and chilly winds, is a lovely escapist read set in a cosy, comforting world of gardening, bake sales and gorgeous seasonal parties. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to announce our February Novelicious Book Club pick is Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley!
Originally published as a four-part eBook serial, Ivy Lane was released in its entirety in paperback today, making it ripe for book club picking. Even better? The book, which is separated into four seasons, starts with Spring. Remember Spring? Budding trees, flowering bulbs, bounding lambs and bright, sunny days? No? Don’t worry. Ivy Lane will have you basking in its warm, seasonal glow in no time.Here’s what the book is about:
Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the past behind and move on with her life. As she seeks out peace and quiet in a new town, taking on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments seems like the perfect solution.
But the friendly Ivy Lane community has other ideas and gradually draw Tilly in to their cosy, comforting world of planting seedlings, organizing bake sales and planning seasonal parties.
As the seasons pass, will Tilly learn to stop hiding amongst the sweet peas and let people back into her life – and her heart?
We’re so ready for this book, guys! So, do you want to be part of our seed planting, cake baking, allotment tending gang this month?
Grab a copy of Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley and join the club conversation by sharing your thoughts (no spoilers!) on the book here in the comments, on social media or on your own blog with the #NoveliciousBookClub hashtag as you read.
Whether it’s by getting busy in the kitchen and making recipes from the book, instagramming pictures of yourselves reading in your pajamas, tweeting character analyses or creating pretty images featuring favourite quotes, the idea is to get creative and have fun!
We’ll be retweeting and sharing your contributions all month.
On Wednesday 4 March at 8pm you can join us on Twitter and Facebook for a live #NoveliciousBookClub discussion (in between drinking Pimms and eating cake, naturally). There will be a few treats and surprises along the way for club members, too, so be sure to let us know you're participating! You can find Cathy on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, too. We're sure she'd love to hear from you!
Will you be joining in this month? What do you think of the book pick? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to leave your Twitter handle or blog address so we can keep up with you throughout the month. You can come and say howdy and share your initial thoughts on Ivy Lane on Twitter this afternoon, too, where we’ll be starting the book along with you.