Misty Mornings at The Potting Shed
by Jenny Kane
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Pub Date 14 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 21 Sep 2023
Aria & Aries, Aria
Don't miss out of the third lovely book in the brand new series by #1 Kindle bestselling author Jenny Kane.
Welcome back to The Potting Shed! Join Maddie and Sabi as they re-open the doors of their family-run garden centre. Autumn is falling, business is thriving, and rival garden centre BIG has been held at bay once more. Maddie and Sabi have decided it's time to give back to the community that has kept The Potting Shed afloat, by opening a dementia cafe called the Forget-Me-Not Café.
Read this heart-warming tale of community spirit to see what The Potting Shed can do next...
Readers love Jenny Kane!
'What a treat this was!... It's a sentimental and heart warming read exploring loss, family relationships and of course a whole load of festive cheer thrown in for good measure. An absolute delight to read!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Goodness, how much do I adore this book?! Full of romance and friendship, and there is so much warmth threaded through the story... Such a charming and feel-good story of love... A definite must read!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'What a great story! Really enjoyed reading this and couldn't put it down... A real cosy Christmas book that kept me guessing until virtually the end as to which way this story would go.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Absolutely loved this book, couldn't put it down no matter how hard I tried.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Adore this story! A true delight! Look forward to reading more of Ms. Kane's books.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Grabbed me from the first chapter. I would have read it in one sitting if I had been able to... Brilliantly done!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Absolutely delightful... Captivating from start to finish... Charming and witty... Highly recommend this fun and quick holiday read!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Had the loveliest time reading Frost Falls at The Potting Shed! It was a wonderful heart-warming read to prepare me for the holidays, with warm characters, festive spirit, and a moving story of family... The perfect read for lovers of cosy women's fiction and romance, and it's sure to be a hit with fans of Kate Forster, Linn B Halton, and Rachel Burton.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Sweet holiday read with moments to pull you in from the start. I felt so cozy reading this book wishing for Christmas!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Adorably, cozy read... A lovely wintery feel... Really looking forward to the second book in this series.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I REALLY enjoyed this story... This book has a lot of heart and shows the kindness that can occur between humans. Would read it again as well as more stories by this author!!!' @tales.of.tammy, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Gave me the warm fuzzies... A sweet read and a few hours of escapism... So lovely.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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'Amazing cast of characters... A brilliant start to a new series.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Fantastic to be back at the Pottering. Can read alone. Lovely having Belle as a new character. The cakes sounded yummy. Tristan was a character and a half. I loved the twists with him. Happy and sad tears in the book. Maddie is a fab boss. Jenny Kane is a lovely writer.. Dementia is such a difficult subject and it was covered so well.. A great read. Loved it
Misty Mornings at the Potting Shed, what a sweet, warm installment in the series. I liked reading the progress of the characters - their personal and professional lives getting more and more towards their goals.
It is a warm friendly read, perfect for cosy winter days or just for some good ol reading time.
What a sweet, cozy, heart warming story! This wasn't what I expected...it was so much better! It really was a feel good community story that brightened my day. I loved the plant aspect, our characters, and the vibe to this.
Oh it was so lovely to be back at the potting shed and to be catching up with all the characters. This is the second book in the series and it is fun, whitty and enjoyable.
Book 3, but been awhile since I've read others in the series. Still though, enjoyed this one overall, and would recommend it. Lots of character story-lines to follow, but all are connected too. Fun read.
Thoroughly enjoyed the 3rd instalment of The Potting Shed series. Although this could be read as a stand alone it makes more sense if you have read the first 2. This develops the characters further and get to know Jo better and meet Sara properly. If you haven’t read 1 and 2 then I definitely recommend them and also this one. Great summer reading and escapism.
I truly love this series. I have read all the books and I adore the characters. Even the slightly annoying one has made it into my heart (I won't mention her name). The author has created a world at the potting shed that I wish I could live in. When they are looking for help to run it, I want to volunteer! They do not even have to pay me. I would love work in the café and to care for the plants also!
I enjoy stories that have characters of various ages, and this book has that quality. Several teens are instrumental to the story as well as some older folks.
This book is a great continuation of the series. Quite a bit happens in these pages, but as always in a sweet romance, all is good by the final page. I really needed an escape from real life and I thank the author, Jenny Kane for providing a place to regain my faith in people. I look forward to future books in this series and am hoping that they will be some!
A huge thank you to Aria & Aries and NetGalley for giving me the pleasure of reading the advance reader copy, with no obligation to write a review. My review is written freely as a hobby, and is totally my own opinion, not influenced by receiving the ARC.
Unfortunately I haven't read the first two books of the series. However, the author tells or hints about the main characters' backstories so I think this third instalment can be read as a standalone, too.
I love reading about close-knit communities, and the people at The Potting Shed sounded like a big, happy family, so it was lovely to spend time with them.
My only objection is that there seemed to be too many sub-plots, too many romantic interests.
Still, I spent some enjoyable hours with the book and I can recommend it to anyone who likes lovely people and romances.
Oh my, this book gave me such warm and fuzzy feelings! The friendships, love and community carring is literally the backbone of this story and it means everything! I will reread this again. I loved it. And the thought of a dementia Cafe is genius! This needs to happen!
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This books feels like a cup of warm tea.
I have not read the first few books in this series, but after reading this one I am looking forward to picking those up as well! I enjoyed the setting and characters quite a bit, and Jenny Kane’s writing style was pleasant to read! Overall, a good read and I would recommend!
Thank you to Net Galley and Aria & Aries for the arc in exchange for an honest review!
I really need to learn that "I'm just going to read a few chapters" of a Jenny Kane book always becomes "I couldn't put it down and read it all in one day". I have loved this series from the beginning and it continues to deliver heart-felt and sweet stories. I have loved how this series shows that it wasn't just all about surviving the opening of BIG but all of the work that needs to go into keeping the Potting Shed open and thriving. And could there be a better, cuter, more supportive couple than Maddie and Ed? I absolutely love how they support one another and are true partners in everything. I will admit that I kind of missed Sabi in this book. Which shows how much development her character has been given since I wasn't a big fan of hers through much of the first book. Sara and Jo are such complicated and well developed characters. I love that Jo's identity never feels forced - he just is who he is. And learning more about Sara was really great. I wished these two characters would have just sat down and had an open conversation about all of their fears and feelings - it would have saved them both so much turmoil later. And Sara is such a better person than me - I never would have given Tristan the time of day after some of the things he said (both to her and Ed). He was the perfect example of the type of person who you can give a second chance to, but should keep in mind your first impression of them. I really liked that Sara stood up for herself and solved this particular issue by herself rather than needing Jo or anyone else to save her. The parts with Jo's mom were also really well done and sometimes brought a little tear to my eyes. The newest relationship in the series between Belle and Ivan was also really sweet. He was so good with her sons, especially Milo. I really can't wait to see what happens next at the Potting Shed!
Jenny Kane has done it again. This was a lovely addition to the "Potting Shed" series. This was absolutely delightful. The plot was well-paced and captivating from start to finish. The characters were charming and witty. I highly recommend this fun and quick read! Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
I enjoyed catching up with Maddie and the gang at the Potting Shed. The story continues with all the old characters and a few new ones too. It is well written and flows nicely. I love that it is set in Devon and near where I live too, with real places that I can identify with. Though if you don't know the area it certainly won't matter because everything is well described.
The characters are all very likeable and supportive, with the exception of one new addition. I like that they are so supportive of each other, understanding and tolerant of differences, if only the world was really like this.
This is the third story in the Potting Shed series and followed nicely from the first two. I think you could probably read it as a standalone book but it's nice to have the background of the characters. If you are looking for a nice, easy romance/family/friends story, then this series is worth picking up.
Third book in The Potting Shed series.
With business blooming (pun intended) and the Forget Me Not cafe growing ever more popular, Maddie and the gang overcome sadness and jealousy to welcome some new members to the team.
In this book we get to see more of Sara and are introduced to Belle and her two boys and a new character (who I truly hope doesn't make any further appearances) upsets the apple cart.
As always the book has you feeling part of the team and I can't wait for book 4.
Misty mornings at the potting shed is the first book that I have read by the author and it definitely won't be the last.
I absolutely loved this book and the cosy autumn feels throughout the book. It had everything that I could want in a romance novel and more. I highly recommend it and can't wait to read more by the author.
❤️ Thank you to netgalley and the author/publisher for my arc ebook copy of the book in exchange for a honest review.
This is the latest of the Potting Shed series and it doesn't disappoint.
With a familiar cast of characters, and a few new ones, I quickly settled in for a good read.
The Potting Shed is beginning to feel like a real place that I'd like to visit!
I've been looking forward to the latest instalment of the Potting Shed story for so many reasons, but mainly because the cast of characters is so diverse that I was intrigued to see not only the next stage in the lives of the main characters, but also who would be introduced in the next book. I can't say too much about the next relationship because it would give away too much of the plot, but suffice to say it didn't disappoint and it felt particularly poignant reading one set of characters think about the reasons why they shouldn't get together, because it was a very similar situation to the one my parents found themselves in. I know that they didn't always find it easy, but they made it work beautifully and I was desperate for the characters to do the same. Even the 'baddie' of the book is completely three-dimensional and a part of me still felt sorry them when they were unmasked at the end. Their upbringing forged them into who they are to a large extent and the only thing that made me less sympathetic was that through the Potting Shed team they were given the chance to reform and didn't take it. I do think this is one of the real strengths of Jenny's writing more generally as well - she has a real understanding of the depth of human emotions and the psychology of how people react to things and consequently, her characters never feel as though they are anything but real, living, breathing, people and this is why readers come back again and again to her books.
Possibly the most telling thing about my reading of this book is that two of my favourite characters weren't in it. I knew they weren't going to be and because I loved them so much in the first two, I wondered if I was going to enjoy this one as much without them. I can honestly say that as soon as I started reading it, I completely forgot that they were missing from the action. The other thing that really stuck with me when I closed the book was the relationship between Jo and his mum and Jo's continuing struggle with who he is (this is a massive oversimplification and I think it would be much fairer to clarify that it's Jo's understandable fear of how people will react to him, rather than his struggle. It is other people's problem, not his.) I loved that we were able to see how Jo's mum's reaction to being told he was male had given him the stability and confidence he needed to just be himself. So often in fiction we see trans characters being rejected, scorned, mocked or portrayed as little more than a victim and I LOVE that in this series we have a flawed, but utterly likeable character who is accepted by those closest to him. That's not to say it's all sunshine and roses - there is a healthy dose of reality scattered throughout the series, shown through different characters and how they behave towards Jo - but at its heart, it's a positive message and for me personally, it was important to show that many parents do indeed love their children unconditionally. As they rightly should.
In so many ways, this series is quite a departure from traditional books in this genre, which is precisely why I like it so much. However, Jenny still manages to stick to enough of the conventions to keep the story attractive to more conventional romance audiences and I admire the delicate balancing act she's achieved.
Let's see what Book 4 brings!
I always look forward to the latest installment of this series, each time I fly through them, completely wrapped up in the community and loving family the potting she'd has created.
I adore the mix of characters, the very real issues the book covers and also the age ranges of the characters means there is something every reader can resonate with and enjoy.
I was particularly impressed with the storyline covering parenting with a neurodivergent child. It was very accurate, but the way the author showed with a bit of understanding things can be better.
I adore this series a d I'm really hoping to see what christmas at the potting shed will look like!
I loved being back at The Potting Shed. Seeing Maddie and Ed navigate real life issues, long distance relationships, and an unhappy working environment. I loved how they supported each other, and Maddie’s ramblings to her fern and Florrie show me that I’m not that whack a doodle myself as I do those things! I liked the added touch as she still hears and feels her dad and he helps guide her.
Belle and Ivan and her two boys were as n interesting dynamic and I enjoyed how Ivan listened to her concerns and found a way to be a calm and positive influence in her son.
Sara and Jo are an interesting couple, they each have a fairly unique set of issues, but they are still drawn to each other. Watching them fall out over Tristan and seeing Sara learn more about herself was interesting. I was heartbroken for Jo when his mum passed but so touched at the fantastic response everyone gave to pulling together for her wake.
I really hope we get to see them all again, a wedding at the potting shed maybe?
this is the 3rd book in the series, you can read it as a stand alone. I think it would be better to read the first two books, as the characters are easier to follow. very sweet book.
Have loved all of the Potting Shed books and this is no exception. Maddie and Sabi are trying to keep the Potting Shed going with a lot of help from their friends. It's great being able to connect again with all the characters from previous books
Lovely to be back at The Potting Shed & becoming reacquainted with familiar characters and meeting new ones. I did find a couple of the plot lines a bit too far-fetched, and the idea of someone going on an extended, open-ended cruise felt somewhat contrived in order to have the plot of Maddie being solely responsible for running The Potting Shed. However, this apart, the book is enjoyable with interesting plot lines featuring several characters, with three relationships playing out on the pages, independently but intersecting at The Potting Shed.
A good book for Autumn, a story that will warm your heart as the leaves turn & the temperature falls.
This is the third in the series, although I haven't read any of the previous books it can be read as a standalone.
The Potting Shed is a quaint garden centre with a lovely cafe run by Jo whose mother Iris is in a care home with dementia.
Ivan runs the cheese stall and soon has his eye on newcomer Bella.
Sarah runs a B&B with Jo and also helps out at the centre.
This was a lovely uplifting read. A cast of lovely characters (except Tristan) and in a great location.
Would definitely read more by this author.
Many thanks to Aria and Aries for the invitation to read in return for an honest review.
I have been enjoying the Potting Shed series and this one didn't disappoint. Maddie and Sabi reopen the garden shop in this series and this one is as enjoyable as the previous books. I enjoyed that this is not just about reopening the shop but about the people, the community and the relationships.
The characters are great, the story enjoyable and entertaining and the length of the book is perfect. I enjoyed every minute of this story and look forward to the next one.
Thank you NetGalley and Aria & Aries for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
The series has been enjoyable so far and this one adds to the collection. Love the stories between Maddi and Sabi and they way they are trying to keep the shed open. A perfect afternoon read.
Thanks to the Publisher and Netgalley for an early review copy.
I enjoyed reading this book, which is about the “fam” that work at a garden centre.
They are not just two sisters, but their friends too, who care for each other and are there in times of need.
It was lovely to see how the individual characters storylines progressed. We meet some new characters too and read about their lives.
The book also covered some hard issues, especially when one of the characters views themselves, this plot line was well written.
I would love to know what happens next in all the characters lives.
I highly recommend this book.
A really enjoyable read, centred around the ‘family’ that work at a garden centre.
This family is not only made up of two sisters but their very close friends too. Everyone is connected and cares very highly for each other.
I like how all their different stories play out through this book. As you read on you will fall in love with everyone at the garden centre as well as most of the new people they meet along the way.
I definitely did not like the character of Tristan but equally that is the idea! The book deals with some serious issues and will have you shouting at the characters to not trust this guy, yet it shows how easy it is to have this opinion looking from the outside in and how the actual person dealing with it sees things so differently. It was a very well written scenario.
All in all a lovely read. I would certainly look out for other books in this series as I would love to know what’s next for the characters. It will leave you wanting to find a job yourself at this garden centre, or maybe just visit for a drink and some cake!
Another great book in the Potting Shed by Jenny Kane.
Such wonderful stories of the lives of everyone involved in making The Potting Shed such a great place. So many great, believable characters that are brought to life with such great writing.
I recommended reading the first two books, not only because they lead into this new book but because they are so good too.
This is quite a special book in my opinion. It deals with some quite sensitive topics and issues that so many people are having to deal with in real life and it handles them so beautifully. Certainly a book I will be recommending.
I was drawn to this title because it was about running a nursery (my sister works in one, and I love my garden, so I visit local nurseries when I can). Also, I enjoyed Jenny Kane's Mill Grange series - her books are pleasant, easy reads which assume that people will do jobs they enjoy, like gardening or archaeology or running historic houses - all of which happen to be the sort of jobs I enjoy, so I can identify with the aspirations of the characters. And they are people whose lives are often interesting and complicated, so that they don't necessarily fit into society at large.
For instance, here, one of the characters, Ed, is a barrister, who cares about the law, but is unhappy commuting and working in a high-pressure office; Tristan, an old friend turns up and is puzzled that Ed is "wasting" his law training. Ed is the of person I understand, who values helping people and being there for his partner, so I enjoyed his story as much as I enjoyed that of the other people who work at the Potting Shed, which sounds like the sort of place I'd like to spend time - we do have a lovely nursery nearby, where we go to sit in the garden and eat delicious food and drink coffee served in pretty mugs, before browsing the plants and "preloved" garden accessories (there's an idea for the Potting Shed!)
Another character is Belle, who has an autistic teenage son, who resents her new job at the nursery. Sara is young and bright - will she be beguiled by Tristan into a more ambitious life? Maddie is trying to run the Potting Shed while her sister is away despite a desperate staff shortage, Jo is struggling with his feelings for a co-worker and his anxieties about his elderly mother. The author writes with sympathy and insight into their problems. You know that all will be well in the end, because this is romantic fiction, but you can also appreciate good storytelling and intelligent writing along the way.
A very gentle light read. A third in a series about life in a west country garden centre. I think this does stand alone without reading the previous two books, which I haven't, but maybe the obviously established characters would have a bit more depth if I had. Everyone seems to have issues but nothing dramatic and out of the ordinary so just a tale around everyday folk one would in life. Flows along nicely without drama and trauma so a refreshingly light book
I thoroughly enjoyed this third book in this wonderful series. I loved reading about all happenings at the Potting She'd and was delighted with the ending. My thanks to netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.
This is the third in a series, and I really enjoyed all 3 books. They are well written and believable, with good character development. I recommend the series!
I really enjoyed the story and the characters. Such a sweet and cozy read. I highly recommend this book.
I have enjoyed the other books in this series The Potting Shed. It felt so good to be back with the characters in book 3 – Misty Mornings at The Potting Shed.
There is a lot of emotion in this book and to be with Maddie and Ed is a pure joy. It felt right to be back at The Potting Shed again. The author has given us a series that is so well written it feels like I am right there with everyone.
Thank you NetGalley, Jenny Kane and Aria & Aries for the copy of Misty Mornings at The Potting Shed. This is my personal review.
This book is the brand new feel-good and absolutely heartwarming new read, is full of community spirit and perfect for the Autumn season.
It is actually book number three from ‘The Potting Shed’ series but can quite easily be read as a stand alone with no problems at all. Even though there are a few recurring characters from previous books, we also get to meet some new characters too.
I found this book to be very easy to read and i found myself speeding through it so that i could find out how all the story unfolded.
Such a comforting read with the most wonderful Autumn vibes…….
Another lovely book by Jenny and nice to have a book about a different subject and with relatable characters. I heart warming story for autumn evenings.
This is a lovely series and I recommend you read the other books if you haven't already. I really enjoyed this and am giving it 5 stars. Hope we get more stories of the Potting Shed.
Thanks to Netgalley and publisher for this ARC
I love the Potting Shed stories and this one was good: heartwarming, poignant. It made smile, root for the characters and wish I could visit the Shed.
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine
I've read the two other books in this series and this one was just as capitvating. I don't think you need to have read the others but it certianly helped to know the back story of the characters in order to fully appreciate the book.
I enjoyed the additon of the dementia friendly cafe and that it had a personal connection to one of the characters in the story. It's a difficult topic and was handled sensitively, in my opinion.
Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for the ARC to review.
Very cute book! Didn’t need to read the first 2 in the series to understand, but kind of wish I did because the characters are absolutely lovely to read about, and the story is full of warmth and life.
A great late summer early fall read, perfect for a cozy day in.
Misty Mornings at the Potting Shed is the third installment of the potting shed series. This book centers around the Fall season at the potting shed and gives us two new dynamic love stories. One showing us an age gap between an existing character and a new one, while the other love story navigates the dynamics of dating while trans.
I absolutely loved that this book had representation in the LGBTQ+ community, but also mental health and autism.
This book (along with the amazing weather we had this weekend) has inspired me to get outside and clean up my garden for Fall!
If you are a gardener, like garden centers, and also love light and quick reads; then I highly recommend this series!
Thank you to @ariafiction and @netgalley for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion!
Misty Mornings in the Potting Shed by Jenny Kane is a cute novel, not really a romance, not really not. It is more a slice of life in interesting lives. Maddie had followed her father’s dream and turned her family home into The Potting Shed: garden centre and gift shop with a cafe, to boot. It was comprised of a variety of people working both full time and part time. One of the most interesting stories belonged to Jo and Sara. Both seemed to be asexual, but they were a couple. Jo was a trans man whose mother had Alzheimer’s and lived in a nearby nursing home. The balance was upset when Tristan Harvey appeared. He had been nearby on vacation with his girlfriend, but that relationship had fallen apart and he was a loose ends. He had known, Ed, Maddie’s partner, earlier. They were both lawyers, but very different sorts of men. Sara was only twenty-one and had never been on a date and when Tristan showed an interest, she responded, although she wasn’t interesting in anything physical. Maddie’s sister, Sabi, and her husband, Michael, were going on a cruise, a long one, and Jemima, their daughter would be in Maddie’s care. Well, she was at boarding school all week so they simply had to get her on weekends and return her for Monday morning.
This is such a character driven novel, I hardly know where to begin. Maybe with the folks at the old folks home: all in various stages of dementia, but all characters in their own right. Jo had previously owned a food truck, but had given it up to run the cafe. He was in a constant state of worry that his demented mom would say something that would “out” him. Sara and Jo ran a B&B together: it was too much for one person, but the business was coming along. The entire bunch was well-rounded and interesting. I could go on and on but it would be better if you read the book. Such fun!
I was invited to read a free e-ARC of Misty Mornings in the Potting Shed by Aria & Aries, through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #Netgalley #AriaAndAries #JennyKane #MistyMorningsInThePottingShed
I really enjoyed book #1 in the series, haven’t read book #2 yet. Misty Mornings at The Potting Shed is #3 in the series. (I did feel that I was missing part of the story by not reading book #2 before book #3.)
Once again, there is a lot going on at The Potting Shed. I really do enjoy the characters at The Potting Shed, Belle and her teenage sons are a great addition. I loved Sara's feistiness.
Thank you to NetGalley and Aria the publisher for the advance read copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Aria Publishing for approving my request to read the advance read copy.