Lucy is a computer programmer who suffers from ill health and moves to the country for some peace and quiet. Except her cotttage has a llama, cockerel and donkey that shouldn’t be there…!
The Llama Farm on New Moon Lane is a light hearted book about a change of pace for a physical and emotional reset.
Lucy’s health takes a turn for the worse just as her career is set to take a new direction. Her new game sounds fab although the computer jargon was a bit above my head. However, the connection she makes with the animals is beautifully written. The animals’ characters are brought to life and I especially fell in love with Dimitri the donkey.
The book is written in the third person which allows some disance from the emotions that Lucy is feeling as she rethinks her life and priorities. There is a gentle humour and light hearted tone to the writing which makes this story so enjoyable. The villagers are very involved in every aspect of communiety life which adds another touch of exasperation and humour. The conclusion of the book is open ended and a little abrupt, setting the scene for the next book in the series. Overall, the book leaves a feel-good response to the plot and characters.
The Llama Farm on New Moon Lane is a warm and uplifting book about fresh starts and emotional healing.
The Llama Farm on New Moon Lane
Young and quiet, Lucy Granger leads an introverted life in Reading, living in a flat and working in design at a graphics company—until it is upended when she both sells her idea for a mobile game and suffers an unexpected medical diagnosis shortly afterwards.
Facing a mandated medical rest period, she decides to use her windfall earnings to take a year’s holiday, renting a farm on New Moon Lane in a country village in Yorkshire. As Lucy settles into her holiday home for some tranquility, she soon learns that she is not the only tenant, when a llama named Llarry strolls out of the farm’s supposedly-derelict barn. He is shortly followed by others in a menagerie of abandoned animals left behind—from a sickly donkey who likes eating crisps to a flirtatious cockerel sleeping in the back garden.
To Lucy’s consternation, no one is willing or able to take them on, leaving her with a strange mix of furry and feathered friends to find homes for. Reluctantly adapting to her circumstances in order to deal with this problem, Lucy will discover other surprises about the animals in her care, and the place she is temporarily calling home. About herself, as well.
Will her ordinary life ever be the same after her experience on New Moon Lane? More importantly, should she really want it to be?
Laura Briggs is the author of several feel-good romance reads, including the Top 100 Amazon UK seller ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’. She has a fondness for vintage style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, caring for her pets, gardening, and seeing the occasional movie or play.
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