Posted in Blog Tour, Chick Lit

Today I am delighted to be joining the blog tour for The Lake House by Christie Barlow

I am very excited to share my review for The Lake House as I am loving the Love Heart Lane series and couldn’t wait to revisit these wonderful characters again and meet some new ones!

My Review

Sometimes you just need a light hearted read and as always Christie Barlow managed to whisk me away to the wonderful Heartcross. Ella has had a rough few months and the move to Heartcross with her best friend soon has Ella getting back on her feet.

I loved catching up with the wonderful residents of Heartcross, I think in the world we currently live in the fictional world Christie Barlow has created is exactly what we all need a dose of. I live in a village and just love the community spirit that oozes from the pages and the wonderful friendships she has created. I genuinely wish this was a real place as I would love to go and visit and stay at the Lake House after reading this.

Another wonderful read by Christie Barlow that I would highly recommend grabbing a copy of and snuggling down to read on these cold winter evenings.

Book Blurb

There’s a newcomer to the village of Heartcross and she’s never been more in need of a friend.  Ella is ready to start afresh ––and that could mean there’s love on the horizon in the form of the gorgeous Roman, the local water taxi driver. Every day Roman is there to ferry Ella to the restaurant on the other side of the lake and every night he makes sure she gets home safe. But Roman has secrets of his own…

Can the Love Heart Lane community offer Ella a chance of a new life? Or will the ghosts of her past catch up with her?

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Christie Barlow is the author of ten bestselling romantic comedies including A Home at Honeysuckle Farm, Love Heart Lane and Clover Cottage. She lives in a ramshackle cottage in a quaint village in the heart of Staffordshire with her four children and two dogs.

Her writing career has come as a lovely surprise when Christie decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. Christie’s dream was to become a writer and the book she wrote to prove a point went on to become a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

When Christie isn’t writing she enjoys playing the piano, is a keen gardener and loves to paint and upcycle furniture.

Christie is an ambassador for the @ZuriProject alongside Patron of the charity, Emmerdale’s Bhasker Patel. They raise money and awareness for communities in Uganda.

Christie loves to hear from her readers and you can get in touch via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Social Media Links


Twitter @ChristieJBarlow 

Facebook page Christie Barlow author

Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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