December 4, 2020
Genre/Categories: Women’s Contemporary Fiction, Animal Rescue, Romance, Family Drama
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Thank you #NetGalley #BoldWoodBooks @BoldWoodBooks for my complimentary copy of #NewArrivalsAtHedgehogHollow by Jessica Redland at my request. All opinions are my own.
Samantha is the founder and owner of the Hedgehog Hollow Rescue Center. Although she has the support of her boyfriend, Josh, and her father, Samantha is overwhelmed with hedgehog arrivals, working full time, vandalism, and family issues. Samantha and Josh work hard at figuring it all out and growing their new relationship.
Series: I love having a series to look forward to! This is book #2 and it’s fun to return to a setting you love and characters you know. New Arrivals can be read as a stand-alone, however, it will be richer having read Finding Love first. Book #3 will be published in 2021!
What I love about the series:
- Lovely small, rural community setting
- Likable main characters
- Women’s fiction with some substantial themes
- Romance is an element but doesn’t overshadow Samantha’s journey of self-discovery
- Learning about hedgehog rescue
- Family drama
What I especially loved about New Arrivals:
- Hedgehog rescue education
- Substantial themes of friendship, reconciliation, kindness, and forgiveness
- Samantha and Josh have good communication skills (refreshing!)
- Caring and supportive community
- The author held a hedgehog naming contest for fans and used the winning hedgehog name in the story
Recommended: Despite some heavy themes and family drama, the enjoyable and engaging Hedgehog series is heartwarming in tone. I recommend the series for those looking for lighter women’s fiction that doesn’t sacrifice thoughtful themes; for readers desiring a page-turning vacation read; for fans interested in animal rescue themes; and for book clubs.
My Rating: 4 Stars
New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow Information Here
Pub Date: 1/7/2021
Meet the Author, Jessica Redland
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