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Bloom by Hayley Lockhart

A romantic novel with a gardening interest

Classification: Fiction: general and literary, Romance

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Rating 22 (from 26 votes)
Rating: 5.00 out of 5 (8 customer ratings)
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Pamela Phillips
I thoroughly enjoyed reading
Review date: 25th November 2021

I found Bloom a very interesting book. It sympathetically covers many aspects of life relevant to everyone. As a keen gardener myself I also enjoyed the descriptive passages relating to the various growing seasons throughout the year.
I look forward to the next book by Hayley Lockhart


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Mrs J C Wraight
A fantastic page turner!
Review date: 15th November 2021

I loved this book! Beautifully written with some twists and turn. The characters were so engaging and I enjoyed the intriguing romance thread through it. Great setting in a village involving the life of the characters with a gardening theme. However, if you don’t like gardening don’t let that put you off as it will still be so enjoyable to read. I can’t wait for the author’s next book!


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becky
I couldn’t put it down
Review date: 15th November 2021

I loved this book. It is Well written with lots of twists and turns. I laughed, I cried , I couldn’t put it down. If you love gardening and a love story then you are in for a treat. Will make a great Christmas present.


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Ashleigh
Comforting, feel good novel.
Review date: 15th November 2021

A lovely read. Well described characters and places with a worthy theme of gardening to aid wellbeing.


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Daniel Nevill
Book of the year!
Review date: 25th November 2021

The perfect book for any time of year - buy it for your loved ones this Christmas - loved it :)


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Guest Reviwer
Amazing
Review date: 7th December 2021

Fantastically written, Hayley is able to paint beautiful images in your head with her descriptions and captures a wonderful story line! A must read!


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Penny
5.0 out of 5 stars For lovers
Review date: 9th December 2021

The characters draw you in and immerse you in their world of gardening and village life. I enjoyed this author’s first novel and will be looking forward to her next one.


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Gwen
Delightful first novel
Review date: 13th December 2021

As I began to read this delightful, first novel, I was a little perturbed by the proliferation of adjectives. As I read on, I realised that I was unconsciously slowing my reading pace and relaxing. Is this an intended technique of the author to enhance the immersion into village life? Lydia's cottage and garden are idyllic. I want to sit there myself, with a cup of chamomile tea and allow my senses free rein with the delicious scents and colours. There is a gentleness to the characters and each conversation has been weighed carefully to give life to the depth to the relationships. Having seen the beneficial effects that gardening had on emotionally disturbed children, in my own career, I revelled in Hayley Lockart's adolescents' experiences. She has beautifully portrayed the impact that gardens have on one's spirit and wellbeing. A rich portrayal of village life and the joy of gardens.


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Rating: 5.00 out of 5 (8 customer ratings)

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ISBN: 9781914151286
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Description

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
imagined.
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

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Rating: 5.00 out of 5 (8 customer ratings)
5 stars
100%
4 stars
0%
3 stars
0%
2 stars
0%
1 stars
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Reviews

Pamela Phillips
I thoroughly enjoyed reading
Review date: 25th November 2021

I found Bloom a very interesting book. It sympathetically covers many aspects of life relevant to everyone. As a keen gardener myself I also enjoyed the descriptive passages relating to the various growing seasons throughout the year.
I look forward to the next book by Hayley Lockhart


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Mrs J C Wraight
A fantastic page turner!
Review date: 15th November 2021

I loved this book! Beautifully written with some twists and turn. The characters were so engaging and I enjoyed the intriguing romance thread through it. Great setting in a village involving the life of the characters with a gardening theme. However, if you don’t like gardening don’t let that put you off as it will still be so enjoyable to read. I can’t wait for the author’s next book!


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becky
I couldn’t put it down
Review date: 15th November 2021

I loved this book. It is Well written with lots of twists and turns. I laughed, I cried , I couldn’t put it down. If you love gardening and a love story then you are in for a treat. Will make a great Christmas present.


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Ashleigh
Comforting, feel good novel.
Review date: 15th November 2021

A lovely read. Well described characters and places with a worthy theme of gardening to aid wellbeing.


please wait
Daniel Nevill
Book of the year!
Review date: 25th November 2021

The perfect book for any time of year - buy it for your loved ones this Christmas - loved it :)


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Guest Reviwer
Amazing
Review date: 7th December 2021

Fantastically written, Hayley is able to paint beautiful images in your head with her descriptions and captures a wonderful story line! A must read!


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Penny
5.0 out of 5 stars For lovers
Review date: 9th December 2021

The characters draw you in and immerse you in their world of gardening and village life. I enjoyed this author’s first novel and will be looking forward to her next one.


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Gwen
Delightful first novel
Review date: 13th December 2021

As I began to read this delightful, first novel, I was a little perturbed by the proliferation of adjectives. As I read on, I realised that I was unconsciously slowing my reading pace and relaxing. Is this an intended technique of the author to enhance the immersion into village life? Lydia's cottage and garden are idyllic. I want to sit there myself, with a cup of chamomile tea and allow my senses free rein with the delicious scents and colours. There is a gentleness to the characters and each conversation has been weighed carefully to give life to the depth to the relationships. Having seen the beneficial effects that gardening had on emotionally disturbed children, in my own career, I revelled in Hayley Lockart's adolescents' experiences. She has beautifully portrayed the impact that gardens have on one's spirit and wellbeing. A rich portrayal of village life and the joy of gardens.


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