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Hope and Happiness in Bluebell Wood: the most uplifting and joyful read of the summer

Ali McNamara

3 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Adult & contemporary romance

The gorgeous new novel from Ali McNamara, packed with her trademark blend of humour, romance and just a little magic. Welcome to Bluebell Wood.

An Ali McNamara novel is the perfect escape.

Welcome to Bluebell Wood where the sun shines, the locals are kind and there's something more than a little bit magical about the place.

Ava loves city life but when something happens to make her feel unsafe, she retreats to the calm and quiet of Bluebell Wood. The once high-flying Ava now locks herself away in her fairy-tale cottage, only leaving to explore the trails of the nearby woods or to potter in the garden with her dog, Merlin.

When Ava begins to feed the wild birds that flock to her bird table, they start leaving her trinkets of appreciation in return. The gifts seem innocent at first, but they soon seem to take on a deeper meaning.

It isn't until Ava meets Callum, the handsome parish priest, that she can't help but wonder if the birds might have been trying to get her out of the house all along. But will their curious behaviour help to heal Ava, and transform her and Callum into the lovebirds they clearly long to be?

Praise for Ali McNamara:
An enchanting escape. Pure magic!' Heidi Swain
'A perfect, sparkling, summer read.' Cathy Bramley
'Fun and endearing' Katie Fforde
'Perfect easy reading' Sun
An irresistible, feel-good story infused with infectious humour' Miranda Dickinson
'Funny and light-hearted' Heat

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Praise for Hope and Happiness in Bluebell Wood: the most uplifting and joyful read of the summer

  • An enchanting escape. Pure magic!

  • A sweet, clever tale

  • A magical tale of loss, love and finding happiness in the most unlikely places

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Ali McNamara

Ali lives in Cambridgeshire with her family and her beloved dogs. In her spare time she likes antique shopping, people watching, and daydreaming, usually accompanied by a good cup of coffee!


Ali has two chronic illnesses: M.E./CFS and UCTD and is a disability and invisible disability advocate.


To find out more about Ali visit her website: www.alimcnamara.co.uk
or follow her on Twitter @AliMcNamara, Facebook and Instagram.

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