Book Review: A Breath of Fresh Air

The Blurb

Rosie feels like there’s something missing in her life. She loves her job as
the manager of Willowdale Hall Riding Stables, caring for the horses and
teaching children to ride, and she loves the home she shares with her mother in
the beautiful Lake District. But she can’t help wondering how her life might
look if things had been different. What if her father had been around to help
care for her mother? And what if she’d found someone special herself?

When Hubert Cranleigh – the owner of Willowdale Hall – is taken ill, his son
Oliver steps into the breach. Brooding and distant, Rosie is furious when he
claims not to know who she is. Especially when they have a history.

Rosie’s life is about to be turned upside down, but with the New Year comes
new opportunities. What Rosie feels is missing from her life might be closer
than she thinks, and with more significant consequences than she could ever
have imagined.

My Review

Full disclosure: I haven’t quite finished this one yet!

A Breath of Fresh Air is the sequel to The Start of Something Wonderful, a
book that I really loved. It’ll probably come as no surprise to anyone to learn
that I’m loving this one too.

This book has a lovely main character in Rosie, along with beautiful Lake
District scenery, the mystery of Rosie’s paternity, a whole cast of animal
characters – dogs and horses mainly – and a brooding doctor. What’s not to like?

It’s everything you’d expect from a Jessica Redland novel. Easy to read
because the writing just flows, but not predictable.


To buy a copy of this book, please click here.

About the Author

Jessica Redland writes emotional but uplifting stories of love, friendship,
family and community. Her Whitsborough Bay books transport readers to the
stunning North Yorkshire Coast where she lives with her husband, daughter and
sprocker spaniel. Her Hedgehog Hollow series, set in a hedgehog rescue centre,
takes readers into the beautiful rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.




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  1. Thanks so much for joining in the blog tour for A Breath of Fresh Air, Jen, and for your lovely comments. Hope you’ve had a chance to finish the book since your review and have found it just as enjoyable x

    1. I did, thank you! Finished last night and yes, I enjoyed it, but that cliffhanger! Jessica, how could you leave us all dangling like that? 😉

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