Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to participate in the blog blitz for The Ticklemore Treasure Trove, the third instalment in Liz Davies’s Ticklemore series.
The Ticklemore Treasure Trove
Nell Chapman has always assumed that one (or the other) of her twin sons would help run her antique shop once they finished university. The boys, however, have other plans, when they announce they’re going backpacking for a year, leaving Nell feeling bereft and lonely.
Not only that, but with their father (her lying, cheating ex-husband) back on the scene and demanding half of the business, there might not be anything left for her boys to help manage when they return.
However, she hasn’t counted on the unexpected support of local landscape artist, Silas Long. And neither has she considered the possibility she might fall in love again – especially since Silas is so distant and moody, and has his own cross to bear.
Should Nell take a chance and risk her heart, or should she leave well alone? And why has Silas painted her portrait if he doesn’t feel anything for her?
A perfect romantic read for fans of Heidi Swain and Sarah Morgan
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It was so lovely to re-visit the village of Ticklemore with its familiar faces and find out more in the new story! The Ticklemore Treasure Trove is the third book in the series (if you are interested in what happened in the previous two books, you can check out my reviews of The Ticklemore Christmas Toy Shop and The Ticklemore Tattler). You can definitely read and enjoy this one as a standalone.
I really wanted to find out more about Nell Chapman and how she started her antique shop business from scratch after her husband cheated on her and left her for ayounger woman. Nell has a great eye for rare and beautiful things which are not always expensive, but often need a bit of TLC and the right kind of home. When her husband Riley sold their house, he took what he wanted and left the ‘useless knick knacks’ to his discarded wife and mother of his twin sons. Now Riley is back and is suddenly interested in how much profit the shop is making. He is somehow under an impression he is entitled to half of Nell’s business. This isn’t the only thing that is heavy onNell’s mind. Her twin boys have just graduated and instead of coming back home, they are heading abroad for a gap year.
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who was intrigued by the mystery and sadness surrounding Silas, Ticklemore’s painter and art gallery owner. Silas moved to the village five years ago and hasn’t shared much of his past. Even Hattie, the indomitable octogenarian waitress in Bookylicious bookshop/cafe, hasn’t been able to find out much. Once I got to know Silas’s secret, my heart immediately went to him. Liz Davies really knows how to tug at your heartstrings and make you love and sympathise with her likeable characters. It’s obvious that Nell and Silas are meant to have a second chance at love and happiness together, but do they know it themselves?
Once again, Liz Davies made me marvel at her ability to create well-rounded, memorable, and relatable characters. Her writing flows easily and the story pulls you in straightaway. I am a big fan of the Ticklemore community and absolutely loved Hettie’s new apprenticeship scheme. It was also great to see that Juliette, Nell’s best friend and the owner of the Ticklemore Tattler is happy and doing well.
I really enjoyed this new addition to Liz Davies’s heartwarming Ticklemore series and can’t wait to findout what happens in the next book! Thankyou to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for the review copy. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.
Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.
She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat – she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.
She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper can and travel the world in it.
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