Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Chick Lit

Today I am delighted to be sharing my review for Janey Trelawney’s Year of Surprising Triumphs by Georgia Hill

My Review

Janey Trelawney is one of my favourite characters from any of the books I’ve read this year, she is wonderfully quirky and full of love and compassion. I adored reading this book and literally took my kindle everywhere with me so I could keep stealing moments and reading more about the delightful Janey.

I love gardening and this story was a riot of colour and delectable food, what is there not to love! Janey is a character that is loyal and passionate about her job, she loves to dance under trees and be in her dirty dungarees whilst recommending plants to her loyal customers.

Cheney House captured my heart and just left me turning the pages to see how Janey would deal with the evolving changes and if this would signal the end of her time spent nurturing the plants and precious snow drops.

Brimming with lovely characters and gorgeous destinations as the story transports you between Devon and Italy. In this story you see Janey overcoming fears as deals with unrequited love and forms new relationships whilst learning to stand up for herself. I loved this book and am so disappointed to have reached the end. I loved the gardening tips scattered amongst the pages, the use of blog posts throughout the story and the romance that blossoms in the wings.

Book Blurb

Janey’s life becomes more disaster movie than romcom when the ruthless Becca steams in to manage Cheney House. Her job as head gardener in peril and her self-confidence in tatters, Janey must fight back. Finding an ally in Will, who’s more Clark Kent than Superman, it’s up to them to save the day while owner Clare is away having her Shirley Valentine moment. It doesn’t help that everyone is in love with the wrong people!

Why can’t people love the one who loves them back?

Will Cheney House survive – and will Janey ever get her When Harry Met Sally happy ending?

Find out in this warm-hearted romance from the author of the best-selling Millie Vanilla’s Cupcake Café, full of Gregory Peck look-a-likes, snowdrops, cake, and a cocker spaniel called Camilla.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Georgia Hill writes warm-hearted and up-lifting contemporary and timeslip romances about love, the power and joy in being an eccentric oldie and finding yourself and your community. There’s always a dog. It’s usually a naughty spaniel of which, unfortunately, she has had much experience. Her books are firmly rooted in small seaside towns similar to the one she lives in and she loves history especially when it insists on rearing up and battering at the present.

As a child she had an invisible friend called Gonky who lived on the third stair from the bottom. As an adult her invisible friends inhabit her head and refuse to leave until she commits them to paper. Readers of her books can escape into a warm bath of words and, no matter what challenges her characters face they will, ultimately, have a happy ending.

Social Media Links

Twitter @georgiawrites


Instagram georgiahill5681

Facebook georgiahillauthor

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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