Wednesday 16 February 2022

The Impulse Purchase by Veronica Henry BLOG TOUR @veronica_henry #TheImpulsePurchase @orionbooks @RandomTTours #BookReview


Cherry, Maggie and Rose are mother, daughter and granddaughter, each with their own hopes, dreams and even sorrows. They have always been close, so when, in a moment of impulse, Cherry buys a gorgeous but rundown pub in the village she grew up in, it soon becomes a family affair.

All three women uproot themselves and move to Rushbrook, deep in the heart of Somerset, to take over The Swan and restore it to its former glory. Cherry is at the helm, Maggie is in charge of the kitchen, and Rose tends the picturesque garden that leads down to the river.

Before long, the locals are delighted to find the beating heart of the village is back, bringing all kinds of surprises through the door.

Could Cherry's impulse purchase change all their lives - and bring everyone the happiness they're searching for?

Escape to the glorious Somerset countryside with this joyful and uplifting story of family, love and hope.

The Impulse Purchase by Veronica Henry was published in hardback by Orion Books on 3 February 2022. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review as part of this #RandomThingsTours blog tour. 

This tour is a special one as we have been invited to read alongside a loved one to reflect the multigenerational themes in the book. 

I chose to read THE IMPULSE PURCHASE with my ninety-two year old neighbour Jean. Jean is a lady who truly inspires me, she lives alone, she does all of her own housework and gardening. She's a very special lady and a pleasure to live next door to. 

The characters of Maggy, Cherry and Rose are inspiring multigenerational characters and the book got me thinking about the people I value in my life such as Jean.

This review was originally published in S Magazine on 6 February 2022

In her uplifting, joyful new novel, Veronica Henry takes her readers on a trip to the Somerset countryside in the company of three strong and quite amazing women.

Cherry,  Maggie and Rosie are mother, daughter and granddaughter. They are as close as can be, a constant support to each other through life's troubles. 

Cherry and Mike have been together for fifty years and Mike on the cups of retirement. But Maggie's husband recently died in an accident and Rosie is struggling to come to terms with the loss of her father. She has also become a single mother and life often feels tough for her. But then Cherry receives an unexpected inheritance. And she impulsively buys the pub in the village where she grew up. 

Maggie and Rosie are delighted to get stuck in with helping Cherry to run the pub. And, as the three women find themselves at the heart of village life, they also make an impact on people from the community, offering opportunities to those who have struggled to suceed.

But the women must juggle their new lives with personal dilemmas. Cherry has to keep her relationship with Mike on track, while Maggie and Rosie take huge leaps of faith in both their personal and professional lives. 

This is the perfect feel-good read to lift readers' spirits, packed with colourful characters in a wonderful setting and accompanied by a feast of food to make the mouth water. 

Joyful and beautifully written. 

Veronica Henry has worked as a scriptwriter for The Archers, Heartbeat and Holby City amongst many others, before turning to fiction. 
She won the 2014 RNA Novel of the Year Award for A Night on the Orient Express and is a Sunday Times bestselling author of over twenty books. 

Veronica lives with her family in a village in north Devon and can often be found cooking up the perfect seaside feast.

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