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Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts

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When everything goes wrong for Hattie in Paris she has to come back home to her parents in Dorset.  Desperate to escape the pressure of them trying to get her to go back to college she takes a live in job at a local donkey sanctuary even though everyone in the village has warned her about the owner, Jo, who definitely prefers the donkeys to humans.... but what secrets is Jo hiding and will Hattie be able to really help her..... and with two gorgeous men vying for her attention it will definitely be a summer to remember!

Another great book by this author I loved the setting of the farm up on the cliffs and the donkeys were such great characters, plenty of fun and a bit of intrigue making it a great summer read
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another lovely fabulous read by this author. 
Poor Hatties lives in Paris with the not so nice boyfrned and then breaks up. packs up and heads home without telling her parents. Her older sister is there and Hattie has always felt inferior compared to Charlotte who cant do aything wrong. She needs to find a job too but with it being a tiny village jobs arent easy tyo come by and when one job suits her, its been taken.... there are some very funny scenes in the teashop and more to come. She does find a job but its not the usual job you would find living in a small village by the coast, she looks after frm animals- donkeys to be precise but with view to die for.  The donkeys make this book, its makes everything be worthwhile and theres usually a nice hot farmer of the opposite sex....Jo, isnt very outspoken and neither is Hatiie so do they get along?
you must read this, is cute and funny and iis so lovebale. 
would definetly recomend this book. 
Thank you to the publishers and netgalley for allowing me to read this.
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I love stories like this and it did not disappoint. This is a perfect read for anytime of the year, but especially holidays when you have time to imagine the setting the author describes throughout the book.
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An intriguing read that was slow to start but as the book unfolded, the multiple layers came together.
A sweet read with a different perspective than the usual books of this genre. Nearly gave up after 10-15% but glad I persisted
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I really enjoyed getting to know Hattie, and seeing just why she decides to work at a donkey sanctuary, with a woman who the locals have nicknamed Medusa. 

It is clear that Hattie has a very big heart and loves animals, and that she would love to make the sanctuary a success, if only Jo wasn't so set against all of her ideas and suggestions. 

There are a couple of love interests too, a journalist who has some interesting ideas for dates, and the incredibly sexy vet. 

This was a charming story, filled with some laughs, some interestingly named children, great characters, adorable animals and just a great feel to it. 

I had a lovely time reading this book, and I can't wait to see what Tilly Tennant writes next. 

Thank you to Bookouture and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Ooooohhh I loved this book. It was different from her other books and maybe not quite the full 5 stars but still a cracking good read. Hattie has come home from Paris and moved back to her home town of Gillypuddle to the disapproving tuts of her parents. She ends up taking a job at Sweet Briar Farm where a lady called Jo lives. Jo has separated herself from everybody who lives in the village and has created a donkey sanctuary up at Sweet Briar, but that's the extent of everybody's knowledge of her.

Hattie is convinced she can make some changes and really get to know Jo, however it doesn't take long before you realise that there is a lot more to Jo and her story than meets the eye. Hattie is a very likeable character as are some of the local villagers. Even though as a reader we finally get to uncover Jo's story I can't honestly say I liked her that much. However the story kept me turning the pages and it's a nice feel good read. Tilly Tennant is one of those authors that consistently produces very enjoyable books and as ever I will look forward to her next one!
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This was my first book ever in this genre. I enjoyed it and would read more. I liked the writing style and I finished it rather quickly.
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Another wonderful and lovely book by Tilly Tennant! Tilly is by far my favorite author of these 4 or 5 past years, I read absolutely all her books once they are published. I read this one when travelling in Italy during my summer vacation. I waited to be on vacation to read it because I knew in advance I was going to love it and when I am on vacation I want to be sure to read a good book. I am so happy to have picked this book for my summer vacation, I really had a good time reading it by the pool! First time I read about a donkey sanctuary, I thought it was an interesting and unique choice. Everything in this book was lovey and I recommend this book to every chicklit fan!
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Hattie’s Home for Broken Hearts was another fab book by Tilly Tennant which did not disappoint me. I loved it and struggled to put it down. I have yet to read one of her books that I have not enjoyed.
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Dorset hold a special place in my heart and I will read any and all books from there. Probably where my obsession with Thomas Hardy novels comes from as well! This book was sweet as sugar and nice as pie. I loved every second  of it, even though it was fairly predictable and didn't break any new ground. It was a good read, enjoyable, funny and super sweet.
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After reading several books by Tilly Tennant, I can honestly say that they're becoming my "happy place". "Hattie's home for broken hearts" was like a cup of hot chocolate on a rainy cold day. So comforting. It's filled with a set of charming characters, a lovely village (you want to live there just reading about it), and donkeys. OMG, those donkeys! I cried my eyes out with Norbert! 

It's a story of love, hope and being true to yourself. You'll laugh and you'll cry, and although you could see the ending a mile coming, it was such a joy the way to get there, because... who doesn't like a happy ending?

Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This was a DNF at 24%-- I just couldn't get into it. I liked another book by Tenant that was funny and cute, but this one is very repetitive during the exposition. I have so many other books to read!
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Tilly Tennant doesn’t fail. Another good story. Enjoyable. Get caught into the story fast and keeps you interested.
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Tilly Tennant ia another new to me author that I wish I had discovered sooner. Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts was such a loverly, heart warming book. I couldn't put it down. It had me hooked from the start, it was nice to escape my reality and enter the world of Hatties.
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What a delightful read this has been, it was thoroughly enjoyable story from start to finish. 

I loved the setting of the story and really enjoyed getting to know all of the characters especially Hattie and Seth. 

I'm not a big fan of donkeys but even I found it difficult not to fall in love with the rescue donkeys featured throughout the story, loved the unique names too.

So if your after a light-hearted easy read then be sure to give this a go. I can also highly recommend it if you are a fan of Jill Mansell, Holly Martin or Carole Matthews books.
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Absolutely loved this book. Really enjoyed Hattie’s ups and downs and took a real liking to her. Not sure I’d describe it as a romantic comedy. Not much comedy in it but there is romance. 
Did make me think about my children and how we try to control their  lives and their choices. I have made a mental note to take a step back. Mistakes are a sign that you’re learning and trying.  Eeeek!
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'Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts' will be one of the most memorable books of 2019 for me and let me give you a brief reason why...

After leaving Paris, Hattie returns to her hometown, Gillypuddle, in a desperate attempt to find something new and hopefully make amends with her parents. She begins to work with an unbearable lady, Jo (Hattie's friends love to call 'Medusa') at her Donkey Sanctuary, on Sweet Briar Farm. Hattie, being the caring woman she is, makes it her mission to try to break down Jo's walls and get her to open up, however, she doesn't want anybody knowing her and has no problem with putting a barrier up between her and Hattie. 

I never knew that I would enjoy reading and learning about a Donkey Sanctuary, but now I am in desperate need of seeing a Donkey! The Donkey's had such a massive part to play in Hattie's story and I adored getting to know all of their personalities - I wouldn't even be able to pick a favourite though, if I could have them all, I sure would. 

Hattie's love triangle with Canadian Vet, Seth, and newspaper reporter, Owen, was also a wonderful roller-coaster to read about, I just wish we got to dive a bit further in to the relationship of Hattie and Seth more, they're such a gorgeous pairing!

Jo was a very tricky character to get along with, however, the more that is revealed, the more heartbroken you will be for her and it got to a certain scene where I got so emotional and welled up. Hattie was just the person she needed to walk in to her life and show her that no matter how hard you believe it won't, life does get better, just as long as she allows people in. Hattie is completely speaking from experience, ever since the loss of a family member and the two of these meeting was meant to be, in order to help heal one another.

I can't say enough how much of a stunning read this is, I can't wait to read more of Tilly's stories, if this beautiful one is anything to go by and would advise everyone I meet to pick up this book.

*Full review coming to my blog.*
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Hattie comes home after some disasterous events whilst living in Paris. Once at home with her parents though, she finds herself restless and at a loose end. She ends up living with Jo, a taciturn woman who has a donkey sanctuary. 

I am not sure how to describe this book exactly. The title sounds like Hattie has a house that accommodates lost souls, somehow, but that isn't really how it goes. Hattie looks after the donkeys at the sanctuary with Jo, and the donkeys are very sweet and tug at the heart strings. Hattie tries to get some fundraising happening, to support the sanctuary, which doesn't thrill Jo, who is a woman who doesn't seem to like humans all that much. 

All in all, this was a slightly unsatisfying story (other than the descriptions of the donkeys), because it doesn't go far enough in exploring what happened to make Jo the way she was. I also thought that Hattie came across as a bit spoilt, a bit shallow, kind of thing? I know that wasn't the intent, but I guess because I have children who are around her age, I kind of sided with her parents a little bit. Hattie's lovelife was a bit on the messy side too, and the ending was a bit too neat, and tied up with a bow?

I am sorry, but this book had good bones but didn't quite hit the mark for me. 

4 stars from me.

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture.
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This book had a lot of glowing reviews and I wanted to give it a shot but was unable to completely read it. Hattie was not someone I sympathized or even empathized with. There were emotional moments , but it was not the book for me.
Since I was unable to read it completely, I cannot review it on other sites but I would recommend it to those who like a little bit of uplit.
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Hattie was once thrilled to call the beautiful city of Paris her home. But when her heart is broken by her boyfriend and she loses her dream job, she bids farewell to the city of love and hurries home to Gillypuddle, a sleepy village on the Dorset coast. But as she returns home she finds her parents struggling to cope with a terrible family tragedy. 

In a desperate search for a new start, Hattie takes a job at the donkey sanctuary nearby on Sweet Briar Farm where Jo, the taciturn owner, certainly loves her animals far more than humans. Hattie can’t help but fall in love with the donkeys (and the opportunity to get close to dreamy Canadian vet Seth) but Jo is harder to get to know and when she finds her boss sobbing in her sleep one stormy night, she knows that her new friend is hiding a dark secret. 

And when handsome newspaper reporter Owen does some digging into Jo’s past he finds something that connects her to Hattie on a whole new level. Can Hattie trust what Owen says, especially when he seems intent on standing in the way of her blossoming romance with Seth? And can Hattie help Jo to start healing and the donkeys of Sweet Briar Farm? 

This was a sweet and beautiful story!
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