The Village Show competition is coming around again and after last year’s spectacular failure, the villagers are determined to win. Meg, teacher at the local school, is keen to help and to impose some much-needed order.
After a terse encounter with a newcomer to the village, Meg discovers that it is celebrity chef and culinary bad boy, Dan Wright. Meg thinks he is arrogant and rude but rumour has it that Dan is opening a new restaurant in the village which could really put Tindledale on the map.
As things come together, villagers old and new all start to come out of the woodwork, including new arrival Jessie who seems to have it all. But first impressions can be deceptive and Meg discovers that when it comes to Tindledale – and Dan – nothing is ever quite as it seems . . ."
Ah Tindledale, the charming little village that captured my heart when I read the first book The Great Christmas Knit Off. In this gorgeous sequel The Great Village Show, I was once again whisked away to the idyllic village green, and I loved every minute of it!
Meeting old favourites like the dapper Lawerence and small but feisty Hettie, along with new characters like Meg, this sequel is everything I hoped it would be.
I actually started reading this yesterday while in the hairdressers, and was so enchanted and intrigued by the story I nearly had a heart attack when the hairdresser came up behind me!
Once again crafts are involved in this delightful novel by Alexandra Brown, and this is something I love. It combines two of my favourite things: reading and knitting!
I can't wait until the next visit to Tindledale...how about you?
Rating: *****5 stars and a big thumbs up!
Till next time,
(Photo from HarperCollins)