Bloom: Lydia Cole loves her very ordinary life. What she doesn’t like is change. With her chocolate box cottage and her beloved cat Bailey she is perfectly happy.
Living the good life growing her own fruit and vegetables at the nearby allotment, and nurturing her garden, nothing much changes apart from the seasons, which is exactly how Lydia likes things.
The trouble is that her best friend Imogen is having marital difficulties and her husband is behaving strangely, and the run down nursery where she works is failing to thrive and keep up with larger garden centres.
And then there is Luke, a guilty pleasure that Lydia knows she should give up, if only she had the willpower.
When Tom Manners moves to the village, haunted and grieving yet determined to help a group of troubled youngsters, Lydia finds herself becoming entangled with him in ways that she had not
In twelve short months, Lydia and those she loves experience momentous highs and crashing lows, and lives will be changed forever.
– Bloom by Hayley Lockhart