Beneath the Moon and the Stars – Amelia Thorne
Publisher: Carina UK
Publication Date: 18th October 2014
Source: Bought on Amazon UK
Joy Cartier has been to some of the most beautiful places in the world – but none of them have ever felt like home. So moving into a tiny cottage in the idyllic village of Bramble Hill, walking distance from her childhood home, seems like the perfect plan.
That is, until she gets there. The surly inhabitants of Britain’s Friendliest Village are anything but welcoming. Even her neighbour, reclusive Hollywood star Finn Mackenzie, takes one look at her and walks in the other direction.
But when the village animosity steps up a gear, it is the infuriatingly brooding Finn who keeps coming to her rescue. Slowly Joy begins to realise that maybe a happy home isn’t about where you live, but who you’re with…
Well I absolutely adored and loved this book!! My quick review of all main characters would be:
I want to slap Finn awake, Punch Zach, Hug Casey, fistpump Alex and want to shower Joy with all my love and give her a HEA sigh
Joy is such a loveable and likeable character, even though she’s going through some weird shit after moving into a nice village which is the most friendliest village of Britain! However the people in the village are not really ‘liking’ her. Joy has got a secret and it keeps you guessing for quite some time! She’s been through some heartbreak with her parents and I felt her loneliness for not having a home. The love she has got for her brother is amazing and the fiercely protective love Alex got for his sister is beautiful! It always reminds me of my own brother ^_^
Joy lives next door to Finn and Zach, now Zach I haven’t liked from the beginning but towards the end he finally put his stuff together and I found him a bit more likeable. Which means I really liked the character written by Amelia.
Finn – Oh Finn! I loved Finn from the beginning, but I wanted to slap him awake or sit him down and chat with him for a long time. I would love to take Finn and Casey to the pub, actually I would love to go to the pub and have a fantastic time with all of them!
Finn however needs to sort though his stuff and heartbreaks to finally get where he wants and needs to be with Joy. Overcome his fears and love with all of his heart!
Casey is a cutie and is willing to do whatever it takes for his loved ones, which is quite obvious. Which also results in the BEST WRITTEN WEDDING EVER! It was blooming hilarious, I even woke up my hubby from his slumber when I was laughing so loud! My heart was breaking for Casey and so happy for him later on!
I can definintely recommend this book, it is a definite page turner. It kept me guessing all the way towards the end of the book and rooting for Finn, Joy and Casey! I even loved the minor characters like Darcy and Billy and even Lily :) So cute!
Go go read this book now! And don’t forget to check the awesome competition Amelia has set up which runs till 26th October and you can find on my blog here.