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There was once an author with a couple of seeds
She planted them in a farm with the weeds
Then she watched and waited with a benevolent smile
Her seed sprouted slowly in a little while
The weeds grew around it, threatening its joy
The author knew her plant was no toy
It found a way to live its life
Love and laughter and Hedgehogs lessened its strife
That was the end of book one, tears with happiness won
But have no fear, the author has come out with another one
This was the plant’s life, love the path it laid
The branches and leaves brought the shade
But the wicked still made their way
The plant knew how to have its say
Others soon joined the farm, mixed their colors
My heart grew warm seeing all the flowers
The plant was now a tree
Helping everyone with a heart generous and free
This poem may not be the best of its kind
Jessica Redland’s words, to your heart they bindJust a few words that came to me in my sleep
One of my beautiful reads of this year, the sequel to Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow, where I got to see the lives of Samantha and Josh as they started a new chapter of rescuing hedgehogs and helping people.
This was not a romantic book, but a story about relationships and the way the couple found their way of binding their family with forgiveness and love. The author, with the power of her words, showed how easy it would have been to let go of people and how rewarding it was when we didn’t.
I would say the story weaved one heart after another via Samantha and Josh into the lattice of what we called life. The generosity after the difficult period of anger was well perceived. The writing was not emotional, but it was rich with the bonds of the family. I would call this couple the sun who pulled the people into their lives by the gravity of their love.
Or better yet, I would call this book a saga of Jessica’s love who pulled the readers into the lives of her characters by the gravity of her words.
P.S. I wanted to cry more, and it had a mini cliff-hanger.
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With new arrivals comes new responsibilities…
The sun is shining, wild flowers are blooming and Hedgehog Hollow is officially open for business.
For Samantha, the proud owner of this beautiful rescue centre, life has never been busier. But with an influx of new hogs and hoglets to take care of, not to mention a full-time job and ongoing family issues, can she accept the possibility that she has taken on more than she can handle?
Fortunately, she has the love of her life, Josh, by her side for support and encouragement. But Josh has his own family troubles to deal with. And soon he must decide if he’s ready to do the one thing he swore he’d never do – forgive his father.
For both Samantha and Josh it’s a season of change and for figuring out whether the past can ever truly be forgotten.
Publication Date: January 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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