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Book Review: Valentine's Day at the Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn
Title: Valentine's Day at the Star and Sixpence (Star and Sixpence #2)
Author: Holly Hepburn
Published: February 8th 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Blurb: Fall in love at the Star and Sixpence this Valentine's Day....
Love is in the air as sisters Nessie and Sam prepare for Valentine's Day at their newly renovated pub, The Star and Sixpence. They have a star chef winging her way from London to cook a very special Valentine's Day dinner, for all the couples in the village.
But as sparks fly in the kitchen, will love bloom in The Star and Sixpence? A romantic short story, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Scarlett Bailey.
Review: I recently picked Valentine's Day at the Star and Sixpence, the second installment in the Star and Sixpence Series, and really enjoyed it. This novella (75 pages) takes us back to Little Monkham, where sisters Nessie and Sam are giving it a go to run their late father's local pub. After a bumpy start, it looks like the business is picking up and the new and refreshing ideas that the sisters have incorporated are working.
Something I loved from the first installment, Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence, was the charming setting and the small village atmosphere, where everyone knows about everyone and this is something that I found again in this second installment. With every page I felt more and more connected to this story and its quirky characters and I even started to warm to the "ice queen" of the village.
Being a story around Valentine's Day, there's obviously a good pinch of romance in the air and it looks like the sisters' love lives are going to be quite alive in the next parts. I certainly cannot wait to find out more about them, especially as there's a dashing blacksmith involved!
So far, I'm finding the Star and Sixpence Series really cute and warm. I'm sure we are in for quite a few surprises and giggles in the future and I cannot wait to pick the next one and find out more about this lively community.