Finding that perfect summer read is always a tricky task but we think Christie Barlow’s Starcross Manor is up there on the list.
“When Julia Coleman meets Flynn Carter again in the cosy village of Heartcross it can only mean trouble. Flynn might be rich, brooding and sexy, but Julia knows first-hand he’s ruthless and she plans to watch his every move.
When Julia discovers Flynn’s plans for beautiful Starcross Manor her greatest fears come true. Because Flynn’s dreams of turning Starcross into a luxury hotel could ruin Julia’s dreams…and finish off the community of Heartcross for good.
Flynn makes it clear he doesn’t want trouble, and he’s not the man Julia thinks he is. As he sets about convincing the community he’s changed, he hopes he can convince Julia to give him another chance too…“
Starcross Manor is the fourth book in the hugely popular Love Heart Lane series. Although it works perfectly well as a standalone read. Due to Christie Barlow’s talent at creating characters you instantly connect with and become so invested in their story that you keep reading.
While previous books in the series Love Heart Lane, Foxglove Farm and Clover Cottage would give you even more insight into some things referenced, it doesn’t make you feel that as a reader you are missing anything as there enough references so you understand.
It shows Christie’s strength as a writer that she can make the fourth book in a series as enjoyable and accessible for both new and old readers to her books.
Starcross Manor is a captivating and delightful read that is great for the summer, to read by the pool.
You can get a copy of Starcross Manor here.