I’m delighted to join the blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources, with my review of Autumn in Sycamore Park
Autumn in Sycamore Park is the first book in The Warm Days of Autumn series. The cover and title initially drew me to this book and I wasn’t disappointed. I love autumn and the descriptions of the park and setting are delightful.
Jennifer Stevens, along with her dog and cat, has relocated to Brentwell to escape a relationship that was going nowhere and a job she couldn’t cope with. Despite all that she was still unsure whether she’s done the right thing. Luckily there was a teaching post available at Brentwell Primary School due to the retirement of the previous teacher so, despite being plagued by self doubt, she’s determined to make a go of her new life. Finding a friend in local cafe owner, Angela, and the pretty park where she walked her dog helped Jennifer to realise that perhaps she’d made the right decision after all.
Tarmac trails curved away to the right and left, beneath towering sycamore, oak, and beech trees. In front of her was a gentle grassy slope leading up to a rock feature at its peak. Through the trees to the right she spotted a children’s play area. To the left, a duck pond surrounded by benches.
Jennifer’s colleagues are an interestingly mixed bunch, a few play a more prominent part than others, and initially I wasn’t really drawn to them. Jennifer begins to settle in and get more involved in small town life, realising she is ready for a fresh start. There’s the school’s annual autumn festival to organise and a protest to save a local landmark, not to mention her role as a mediator between, and counsellor of sorts to, certain pupils in her class.
Autumn in Sycamore Park is a lovely, easy read laced with humour and including a budding romance or two in a charming small town.
The first in a new romantic comedy series from CP Ward, author of Christmas at Marshmallow Café and Summer at Blue Sands Cove.
Having fled a relationship and a previous life she would rather forget, young teacher Jennifer Stevens throws herself into a demanding new job at Brentwell Primary. Charged with marshalling a group of unruly eight-year-olds to the autumn harvest festival, her only solace is the peace of nearby Sycamore Park.
As the evenings draw in and the leaves begin to fall, will new friends, delicious autumn treats, and a possible new man on the orange-tinted horizon help Jennifer finally come to terms with her past and begin to look forward into the future?
Autumn at Sycamore Park is another delightful romantic comedy from CP Ward, author of several popular seasonally themed novels. Set against a backdrop of warm autumn days, it offers everything fans of CP Ward’s other books have come to love: laughter, friendship, good times, and a hint of newly discovered love.
CP Ward is a writer from the UK who currently lives and works in Nagano, Japan. For more information, please visit… https://www.amillionmilesfromanywhere.net/cp-ward.html