Celebrating gorgeous covers
by Cathy Bramley
Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the past behind and move on with her life. As she seeks out peace and quiet in a new town, taking on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments seems like the perfect solution.
But the friendly Ivy Lane community has other ideas and gradually draw Tilly in to their cosy, comforting world of planting seedlings, organizing bake sales and planning seasonal parties.
As the seasons pass, will Tilly learn to stop hiding amongst the sweetpeas and let people back into her life – and her heart?
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I love the cover for Ivy Lane as it's so bright and cheery with the vibrant bunting and red-and-white spotted wellies. There are lots of little details, like the heart shape on the shed, the little bird in the tree and the sweet fence in the background. In real life, the leaves on the trees are embossed, which is perfect if you like to stroke books!
And let's not forget that Ivy Lane was originally part of a series, with the book broken down into four parts - one for each season. I liked how the same image of the shed was used, but the details changed to fit the season.
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