May 15, 2019

The Bells of Little Woodford by Catherine Jones Review

The Bells of Little Woodford
by Catherine Jones
Release Date: April 4th, 2019
Head of Zeus
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

The town of Little Woodford seems peaceful and picture-postcard beautiful, with its marketplace, ancient church and immaculate allotments. But behind the tranquil facade, troubles are brewing. 

Olivia Lewthwaite, former town councillor, pillar of the WI and all-round busybody, has been forced by her husband’s gambling debts to sell their house - her pride and joy. She hates the new estate they’ve moved to and knows she needs to humble herself to apply for a job. 

To make matters worse, a thoroughly disagreeable woman has bought Olivia’s beloved Grange and sets about objecting to everything she can, from the ringing of the church bells, to the market stall selling organic local meat. 

It isn’t long before the town is in turmoil.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

I have never read a Catherine Jones book before, but I was intrigued by the title and the idea of the book, so I jumped right in. But I have to say that nothing quite prepared me for the story I was going to be wrapped up in. 

So the story’s central focus the church bells of Little Woodford and the residents that love or loathe them. The main character is Olivia Lewthwaite and her husband are facing hard times after his gambling has damaged them financially, so now they are moving from their beloved Grange in the middle of Little Woodford, next to the bells that she played at the church every Sunday, to a nondescript new build. Olivia seems to be the heart of the village, and a formidable opponent, even though a reserved one, when the new owner of the Grange starts trouble. 

This book was an absolute riot! The characters are were awesome! And the author's storytelling is fantastic! And I don’t think I will ever get over the shoe-gate saga! 

I give The Bell of Little Woodford 5 stars!

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