Here comes the bride…
Lucy Woods has always dreamed of running her very own wedding venue. After moving her eight-year-old son to the countryside she’s surprised to find the perfect location and her best friend, Abbie, eager to help make that dream a reality! Too bad Abbie’s older brother Dominic isn’t keen on Lucy or their big idea!
Lucy knows that The Signal Box Café is her chance to finally make something of her life. If only the irritating (and oh-so-gorgeous) Dom didn’t make her imagine wearing a white dress and walking down the aisle…
Can Lucy and Dominic find a way to each other this summer or will the wedding bells chime for another couple?
This is one of the more adorable books I’ve read! Relatable characters, a gorgeous story and a romance that makes your heart flutter.
The plot in Wedding Bells at the Signal Box Cafe is fast paced and immensely entertaining. If you think you’re going to walk into it knowing what’s going to happen, guess again!
The story starts with the main character Lucy relocating with her young son and embarking on a new career. She’s a very likeable character who you can feel yourself rooting for as you travel with her on her journey, as she meets up with a very old friend and they decide to go into business together. The narrative is fast-paced, quirky and in some places laugh-out-loud funny!
When I got to the end I felt satisfied, having felt emotions ranging between empathy, joy, complacency and sadness. You really delve into this wonderful world along with Lucy.
Considering that this is Annette’s debut novel, I really am blown away and quite inspired by just how enjoyable this novel is. A gold standard in the genre, for sure.
It can be very easy to criticise “romance” novels as lightweight and cliche in an act of literary snobbery but personally, reading a book with an engaging story, well-rounded characters and that leaves you with a warm and light-hearted feeling is just as satisfactory (if not more!) than the latest Man Booker.
HIghly, highly recommend to all fiction lovers!
About the Author
Annette Hannah is a Liver Bird who relocated to leafy Hertfordshire in the 80’s and now lives near a river with her husband, two of their three grown up children and a crazy black cocker spaniel. She writes Romantic comedies in settings inspired by the beautiful countryside around her and always with a nod to her hometown.
She worked in Marketing for many years as a qualified Marketeer which she loved as it tapped into her creative side.
As an avid reader, she began to review the books she read, became a book blogger and eventually plucked up the courage to fulfil her life long dream of writing a book.
For four years she was a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s new writers’ scheme, during which time she wrote a book a year.
After signing a two book deal with Orion Dash in 2020 she graduated to full member of the organisation and is also their Press Officer.
She loves long walks along the river, travelling to far flung places, the odd glass of Pinot Blush and spending time with her friends and family.
Massive massive thanks for the lovely Annette and and Orion books for letting me having an early review copy. It was such a pleasure to read!