Blog Tour Review: Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Beautifully written and incredibly emotional.

Foreword

Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and Jessica Redland for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary digital copy and blog tour media kit!

If you’d like to get a copy of Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow, you can find it on Amazon!

About the Author

Find her at the above links or at the additional links to the right!

Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels, including The Secret to Happiness, which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay. Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.

Website: https://www.jessicaredland.com/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jessica-redland
Mailing list: http://bit.ly/JessicaRedlandNewsletter

Review

Book CWs: This book contains content that may be upsetting for some readers. For a list of warnings for this book, check out its page on BookTriggerWarnings.com.

Premise

Can love really be found when you stop looking for it…?

As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she’s ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after.

But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas – a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow – her life is about to change forever.

Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfill Thomas and his wife, Gwendoline’s, dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory, and to open a hedgehog rescue centre.

Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it…

Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 bestseller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good read.

Review (No Spoilers)

Ooh boy! This book took me for a ride and was not at all what I was expecting.

One of the main reasons that I chose to take part in this tour was because I love myself a feel-good romance novel and that is definitely what the blurb lead me into thinking this is. Let me warn you right now: it is not that.

This book tackles a lot of heavy issues, including extremely toxic relationships, cheating, death/grief, and pregnancy loss. Before I even made it halfway through the story, I was bawling my eyes out. I honestly considered not finishing the book because of how much Samantha’s story broke my heart.

I confess that the fact that I am part of a blog tour meant that I felt responsible for finishing the book on time BUT the main reason I kept going was because despite the fact that I was an emotional wreck at 50%, I really really liked it.

(You know how some lactose intolerant people will consume a dairy product anyways because they love it so much, even though they know it’s going to hurt them? It was a bit like that…….It’s me, I’m “some lactose intolerant people” and I’m also the person who continued reading this book despite tears running down my face.)

Jessica Redland’s writing is phenomenal and the story, though heart wrenching, is incredibly powerful. I know it’s somewhat marketed as a romance but it is so much more than that. It’s the story of someone who has been made to feel small her entire life finally learning to love herself.

I feel so blessed to have been part of this tour because I’m not sure I would have known about this book otherwise. Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow ripped out my heart several times and I’m absolutely in love with it.

If you’re interested in checking out the other reviews in this blog tour, check out the graphic below!

15 thoughts on “Blog Tour Review: Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland

  1. Thank you so much for taking part in the blog tour for Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow, Jenny. Thank you so much for your comment about the quality of my writing. That’s lovely to read. I’m sorry that you found the subject uncomfortable but I’m glad you read on to the point that you ultimately loved the story. I do tend to put my characters through tough times because that reflects real life, but I always ensure that their story is uplifting, they come out stronger, and they do get their happy ending as you saw here. Thank you again
    Jessica x

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  2. You’re definitely right that the premise makes it seem like this will be an uplifting romance but reading your review shows it is a lot more complex. I’m interested to see what I will think about it so I’m adding it to my TBR.
    Great post!

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